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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, 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

Corporations gain civil rights

Adam Winkler, author of We the Corporations, UCLA law professor Dr. Adam Winkler is a professor at UCLA. Dr. Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law and the Supreme Court. He is the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018) and Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to… Read More

Lobbying: The politics of influence

Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics Making money in politics data accessible; advocating transparent, responsive govt. In 2010, Fast Company magazine named Sheila to its “Most Influential Women in Technology” list. Sheila has a degree in international relations and political science from the University of Minnesota. Season 1, Episode 1: Businesses have long… Read More

Activate World Trailer

Weber Shandwick and KRC Research conducted a study on CEO activism and found that 47 percent of Millennials believe CEOs have a responsibility to speak up on issues important to society. In the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, 72 percent surveyed – across generations – said they trust their employer to do what is right, and… Read More