There have been incremental legislative changes as it relates to employment law and discrimination practices against all protected classes. When Chelsey Glasson spoke up about pregnancy discrimination at Google, she received obstinance from the company at every turn. She fought to pass a law in the Washington State Legislature that extended the period of time pregnant workers could file discrimination claims. But this was not without tremendous financial and emotional cost to Chelsey in driving that change, who spun up a GoFundMe to take in donations for her legal costs. … [Read more...] about Employment laws have long been outdated. Here’s how they have worked against antidiscrimination policies.
Since 2016, they’ve all raised the volume of their collective voices. Patagonia has made its longstanding support for grassroots environmental organizations a pillar of the company and its message to customers. In 2017, The North Face president Arne Arens spoke out against then Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of 27 national monuments, donated $1 million to The Trust for Public Land, and joined 350 outdoor companies in writing to Secretary Zinke to recognize the benefits that these national monuments provide to sustain jobs and support healthy communities. … [Read more...] about Why outdoor brands like Patagonia, The North Face, and REI will save us
“The results are obvious, as the brands are the ones who have to deal with the fallout of these mishaps,” she says. “We think that brands and brand marketers hold the power in this system. That entire optical illusion of the ad-tech system revolves around brand marketers never checking their ads. Every layer claims to be vetting inventory, using only premium publishers, but obviously the outcome does not match the claim.” … [Read more...] about Are your company’s digital ads funding racism and hate? This new firm will check for you
But despite all the bluster, Pop was one of the more minor internet disaster stories, having lost just $7 million, in comparison to the tens, and in some cases hundreds, of millions of dollars lost by the multitudes of dot-coms caught in the technology bust. Pop’s loss was a drop in the bucket compared to, say, the $60 million that was soaked up by the Digital Entertainment Network, a high-profile Hollywood dot-com that produced a few dozen online TV episodes before it went belly-up. … [Read more...] about Quibi before Quibi: The inside story of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s first dot-com failure
As a result of the principles that we’ve put in place, we do not sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the United States today. But I do think this is a moment in time that really calls on us to listen more, to learn more, and most importantly, to do more. Given that, we’ve decided that we will not sell facial recognition to police departments in the United States until we have a national law in place ground in human rights that will govern this technology. … [Read more...] about Now Microsoft is banning police from using its facial recognition tech, too