As part of this, we’re likely to see companies take a hard look at the gender makeup of their leadership teams and boards, and implement real steps to increase the number of women on both.
The past year has been a landmark one for women in the workplace, but it’s important to remember that diversity initiatives need to address so much more.
One word comes to mind when I think of 2017: unprecedented.
The events of the past year have tested companies in a number of ways and changed mainstream discourse about the role corporations should play in advancing and addressing social and global challenges. In 2018, the expectation is that companies will continue to expand their activism on, and investment in, the issues that matter to their employees, customers and communities. about sexism and harassment during her time at Uber.
It will also earmark the amount of expenditure to be incurred on CSR activities and will also monitor the CSR policy of the company and its implementation regularly.
The draft rules suggest the following activities to be included under CSR: (i) Activities related to eradicating poverty and hunger; (ii) Activities related to promotion of education; (iii) Empowerment of women and promoting gender equality.
Leading CEOs issued reactive statements on everything from the immigration ban to public lands legislation to the transgender military ban to white supremacy to the decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement. But we can also expect more focused action, with companies designating social or policy areas where they can make the most impact and devoting more resources toward proactive initiatives.: namely an effort to ensure that an economy in flux takes into account the disruption of employment; the need to invest in new technologies that will usher in a clean energy revolution, and also support for collaborative, multilateral solutions to global challenges.”, no company will be immune from the consequences of climate change.
To protect their businesses, supply chains and communities, companies must invest in innovative technology, redefine business models, and support policies that can address critical climate-related challenges.
This year, we’ll see more companies drive that same demand as they evaluate potential suppliers.
“I believe we’ll continue to see large companies use their power as customers to drive improvements in responsible business practices through their global supply chains, by setting increased expectations around transparency, holding suppliers accountable for environmental performance and human rights issues, and collaborating on industry-wide initiatives to address system-level challenges from human trafficking to water conservation,” said With all the headlines in 2017, data breaches flew comparatively under the mainstream media radar.