Corporate Activism

Corporate Activism

A study by sociologist Sarah Soule and another follow up study co-authored with Professor of Business Mary-Hunter McDonald, find that activists who buy shares as a way of pressuring companies to be more environmentally responsible, have great outcomes.

“….The more activists protested, the more corporations responded. And while activists couldn’t count on winning short-term battles, simply engaging with corporations created change. In these instances, shareholder activism brings attention to issues. The companies respond in part to help move those issues onto a platform that they can control, such as their own social responsibility committee or publishing a report on a particular topic”

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http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/sarah-soule-how-corporate-activism-alters-companies?utm_content=bufferb161a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js

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