Jon Mertz

Luckey left Facebook because of his right political leanings?

Storyline: Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey was fired from Facebook. On March 25, 2014, Facebook purchased Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion. Six months after contributing $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group, Luckey was let go. He is now claiming it was because of his support for Donald Trump in the presidential election. Facebook Chief… Read More

Business Leaders Building Social Venture Capacity

Tony Fleo, CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas Tony is a proven leader in the area of organizational development with twenty-five years of experience in helping communities, organizations, and individuals in leadership development, effective communication, and establishing mission within a company, community, or family environment. His training clients include several Fortune 500 companies.  Tony is a… Read More

The business of media

Melita Garza, Associate Professor, Journalism, Texas Christian University Dr. Melita Garza’s areas of expertise include journalism history, diversity, businesses and economic news, English- and Spanish-language news, the media and civil rights, and literary journalism. Selected Academic Publications and Presentations: They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression, University of… Read More

What the advent of radio has in common with social media

Jennifer Petersen, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia Dr. Jennifer Petersen is an Associate Professor of Media Studies. Her interests focus on media history, technology studies, communication law, and conceptions of emotion in the public sphere. Her articles in these areas appear in journals such as Media Culture & Society and Critical Studies… Read More

Starting a business with a social and B Corp mindset

Mia Levesque and Tracy Levesque, Co-President and Co-Founders of Yikes, Inc. Mia Levesque is co-owner and co-founder of YIKES, Inc. Mia works as a Digital Project Manager and Technical Production Editor, managing several large scale websites and web application integrations. She has been working with the Internet and web since 1992 and has expertise in… Read More

Corporate social responsibility intersects corporate activism

Carolyn S. Berkowitz, President and CEO of the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals Carolyn Berkowitz is an accomplished Corporate Citizenship professional. Having led CSR efforts at Capital One, she re-envisioned Capital One’s corporate philanthropy focus and led a team of 35 CSR professionals to develop and execute a $450 million, ten-year strategy to prepare low-… Read More

Sustainability: Corporate and employee activism

Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., producer of GreenBiz.com, and lead author of the annual State of Green Business report. A veteran journalist with more than 40 years’ experience, he also hosts GreenBiz’s annual GreenBiz Forums, the global event series VERGE, and other… Read More

To partner with Microsoft, parental leave required

Storyline: Microsoft made a statement to their community of partners and suppliers. A new requirement – offer a minimum of 12 weeks of parental leave. Microsoft, like many larger firms, has a large network of suppliers and partners. A diverse community surrounds Microsoft, and leaders at Microsoft want to see certain values extend across their… Read More