Coke Needs to Confront China’s Human Rights Abuses Ahead of the Beijing Olympics

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Coke is struggling to defend its joint bottling operation in Xinjiang. Next month, China will host the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the most ill-advised venue for the games since Adolf Hitler brought the 1936 Olympics to Berlin. Even as China…

Business Leaders Should Take a Stand Against China’s Human Rights Abuses

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The failure of prominent executives to acknowledge China's ongoing human-rights issues underscores why it is so important for governments like the U.S. to challenge the autocratic country's abuses. On November 2, Peng Shuai, a Chinese tennis…

Global Business Leaders Need to Push Ethiopia Toward Peace

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As the Ethiopian crisis escalates rapidly, this is a vital time for corporate leaders with ties to the government to stand up collectively and publicly for human rights. Ethiopia is a country in crisis. In the last year, the government…

Why Banning Financing for Fossil Fuel Projects in Africa Isn’t a Climate Solution

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When it comes to carbon dioxide emissions, sub-Saharan Africa is collectively responsible for barely half a percent of all global emissions over time. Today’s global energy inequities are staggering. Video gamers in California…

How the Fair Labor Association Promotes a Living Wage for Workers

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By using a consistent methodology to measure workers’ compensation, we now have a baseline to understand how far we need to go to reach a living wage. In today’s globalized economy, large companies increasingly outsource production to…

The U.K. Government’s Sweeping Amnesty Proposal Is Seriously Flawed

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The scope of this proposal, regarding the Troubles in Northern Ireland, is far more extensive than the amnesty law adopted by General Augusto Pinochet in Chile in the 1970s. Last month, the British government announced a sweeping and ill-considered amnesty…

How Biden Can Take His National Action Plan for Business Seriously

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In its interaction with the business community, the National Action Plan can help the Biden administration shape what the President means when he promises to build back better. Last month, as President Biden’s European trip took center…

How Biden Can Boost Human Rights in Egypt

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The United States needs to stand with true democracies. In its first 100 days, the Biden administration renewed its focus on human rights. After years of internal debate, the United States declared Turkish attacks in Armenia a century…

Why Corporate America Should Oppose the National Effort to Suppress Voting

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American corporations have been great beneficiaries of our two-century-old democratic experiment. As Republican politicians in states across the country move to restrict voting rights, corporate leaders are faced with an uncomfortable choice.…

The Real Test for McKinsey After Rejecting CEO Kevin Sneader

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McKinsey’s pitch is that it helps clients compete at the leading edge of business innovation. It should apply this model to its own operations. Last month, McKinsey’s 650 global partners turned down CEO Kevin Sneader’s bid…