Business & Human Rights

  • Greek, Latin no Longer Required for Classics Majors at Princeton in the name of Equity

    June 02, 2021

    In an effort to create a more inclusive, equitable program and combat « systemic racism », Classics majors at Princeton University will no longer be required to learn Greek or Latin.

  • CityJournal.com: Lockhead Aims to Decontruct « White Male Culture »

    June 02, 2021

    Christopher F. Rufo writing for city-journal.org details how last year, the U.S.’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, sent thirteen key white male executives to a three-day diversity-training program aimed at deconstructing their “white male culture”.

  • Exxon Loses Board Seats to Activist Hedge Fund

    May 27, 2021

    In a show of stakeholder capitalism, small hedge fund Engine No. 1 has dealt a surprise blow to Exxon Mobil Corp, unseating at least two board members in a bid to force the company to adjust its business strategy to match global efforts to combat climate change.

  • Mind Matters: How Much Does Big Tech Control?

    May 26, 2021

    In a review of Shoshana Zuboff’s Surveillance Capitalism (2019), computer science historian Erik J. Larson explores a 1950s conflict of ideas between Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) and John McCarthy (1927–2011) and how big corporations today are making money out of tracking individual’s movements.

  • ConocoPhillips: Shareholders Demand Strong Climate Action

    May 26, 2021

    A clear signal has been sent to the U.S. oil and gas industry that investors want to see ambitious climate action following a historic vote at the oil majors' annual meetings where they passed resolutions to agressively reduce emissions at ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, as well as demanded that the company issue a report on whether its lobbying activities are consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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