The importance of being earnest: Navigating the dangers of woke-washing to make a meaningful impact on DEI | Partner Content – Campaign Asia

This article is part of a content series on diversity, equity, and inclusion for Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Women to Watch, created in partnership with Essence. While taking a stand is a good starting point, the road to real change must not end there. To discuss the ongoing and pervasive trend of brands jumping on the bandwagon … Read more

Idaho joins move against ‘woke capitalism’ | Idaho | –

Idaho officials continue to push back against federal efforts to mandate “ESG” reporting requirements and use the information to evaluate the creditworthiness of government entities and private firms. ESG is shorthand for “environmental, social and governance.” The term refers to everything from a state or company’s policies regarding climate change and carbon emissions to their … Read more

‘Be Woke. Vote’ Beats Claims it Infringed ‘Woke Vote’ Trademark – Bloomberg Law

The company behind the “Be Woke. Vote” initiative convinced a California federal judge that its slogan is protected free speech and doesn’t infringe the the “Woke Vote” trademark owned by a public affairs firm. “Be Woke. Vote,” an initiative created in 2018 to increase Black voter turnout, is “inherently intertwined” with providing messages to the … Read more

MEGHAN MCCAIN: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is yet another wake-up call to WOKE Hollywood – Daily Mail

My husband and I were just two people out of scores of Americans, who rushed to the movie theatres this past Memorial Day weekend to see ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ The sequel to the epic 1986 original, starring Tom Cruise, shattered box office records, making an estimated $156 million domestically over its four-day opening weekend. It … Read more

Stakeholder capitalism is ‘not woke’, says JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon – Financial Times

Jamie Dimon has dismissed claims that stakeholder capitalism is “woke”, pushing back against conservative criticism of the environmental and social agenda that much of corporate America has embraced in recent years. In a freewheeling interview at a conference on Wednesday, the JPMorgan Chase chief executive described himself as “a red-blooded free-market capitalist” and said people … Read more