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Newsweek 12/06/2019

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the archives

1969 “A single incident in a brutal war shocks the American conscience,” Newsweek reported about the My Lai massacre, which uncovered “American officers and GIs [who] had deliberately slaughtered scores of South Vietnamese” during the Vietnam War. “Vivid eyewitness accounts” permeated the media, but only Lieutenant William L. Calley Jr. was indicted. Sentenced to life, he served only three days in jail after President Nixon changed his conviction to three years of house arrest. In a similar turn of events, President Trump just granted pardons to three military men accused of war crimes. 1971 “The political clout that money can exert raises fundamental issues of equity in the society,” Newsweek wrote. The figures for the 1972 election “will likely be $400 million,” a “50 per cent” increase from 1964. The “price of politics”…

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domo arigato mr roboto

Students pose for a picture on November 18 with Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa. A robot version of the mascot had drawn laughter as it quizzed the children and responded to their instructions. Miraitowa is a combination of the Japanese words for future, mirai, and eternity, towa. The final Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots were shortlisted from more than 2,000 entries before schoolchildren around the country voted for their favorite entries. Miraitowa received more than half the votes cast.…

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do-gooders inc.

THE JURY IS OUT ON WHETHER CORPORATE SOCIAL responsibility programs will one day make the world a better place. But this much is pretty clear: They’re already benefiting the companies that have implemented them. And in some unexpected ways. Specifically, CSR has become the weapon of choice for what is known as, in corporate speak, the three R’s: Investor Relations, Human Resources, and Public Relations. But before we dive into details, a CSR mini-lesson is in order. First off, CSR isn’t an overnight sensation. Over the past couple of decades, companies have been embracing the idea that they need to do more than just make a profit for shareholders. Dogood efforts slowly evolved from passive and limited corporate philanthropy programs—giving to the United Way, for example—to broader and more active CSR programs.…

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freedom to bear arms?

Chairman and CEO of DICK’S Sporting Goods Stores Ed Stack grew a small family business from two storefronts into the largest sporting goods retailer in the country with over $9 billion in sales and close to 800 locations—and he did so with a sense of responsibility to the communities he serves. In the wake of rising gun violence and school shootings in the United States, Stack made a series of controversial decisions curtailing firearms sales at his stores, which culminated in the wake of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, school shooting, when he completely stopped selling assault-style rifles and raised the age to 21 for any firearms purchases. Since then, he has further limited firearms sales and spoken out on behalf of more restrictive gun laws—despite vocal criticism and boycotts from…

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q&a ed stack

Q: What community issues are you passionate about? A: I wrote It’s How We Play The Game to highlight two issues. The first is youth sports. National funding for youth sports has been cut dramatically; today 24% of public schools do not offer school sports programs. Sports play a vital role in teaching our children fundamental values and are a place where kids find their confidence, build friendships, gain mentors and feel like they belong. We started an organization called Sports Matter to inspire and enable youth participation in sports. The second is our journey around gun policy. DICK’S’ has a history with guns that dates back to our early days. The evolution of that story and how we made gun policy decisions that removed guns from our shelves and advocated for…

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america’s most responsible companies 2020

COMPANIES, WE ALL KNOW, NEED TO MAKE A PROFIT TO prosper and survive. Making a buck, after all, is important to investors, employees and vendors. But over the years, executives have come to realize that they need to do much more. That is, by giving back to the communities they operate in and standing up as good neighbors and citizens. As one expert said in our opening essay (See page 12): “No public company in the world would last a week if the only people they cared about were shareholders.” With that mind, we partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish our first ranking of America’s Most Responsible Companies. As you will see from our description of the methodology, Statista worked from a universe of 2000 public…