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Is taking on social issues good for business or good for society?

Over the last month or so we have been reading reports about how several companies have been adopting new policies in regard to important social issues such as racial diversity and increasing the minimum wage. Just this past week Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, fostered a conversation about race relations in America by asking all of his baristas to write #racetogether on all of their Starbucks cup orders. In January, Aetna raised the public conversation around increasing the minimum wage for its hourly employees suggesting that it is time for American business to be more engaged in improving the lives of people across the country. Walmart has made similar moves to increase hourly wages in recent weeks.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 11:00am

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Empowering Women to Power Walmart

It's fair to say that people do not think of Walmart as a leader when it comes to diversity for women. Being the world's largest employer with over 1.2 million employees in the United States alone, they are often a target of criticism for not doing enough to improve women's rights and to promote women to managerial and leadership roles. The fact is, Walmart indeed takes diversity and inclusion for women very seriously and has been working hard for the last 10 years to make a difference for women at Walmart.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 9:00am

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