The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun the process of engaging corporate America on climate change and laying out the rationale for future oversight. At the same time, investment firms like BlackRock are pressuring companies on their environmental records — not necessarily from a typical environmental angle, but from a financial one, namely mitigating risk. This week on the Working Lunch podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies interviews Scot Case, the National Retail Federation’s new vice president of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. They discuss the quickly changing landscape in this space and the pressure on companies.
Once again, the issue of separating benefits from work requirements is back in the national news and quickly changing the dynamics around a traditional tenet of national labor policy. The team discusses how the restaurant industry fits into this conversation and how it all may play out. The podcast wraps up with the weekly legislative scorecard.
Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.