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12/05/2017 - Midnight Reads – Chief Activist Officer: Bosses Are Under Increasing Pressure to Take Stances on Social Issues. How Should They Respond?

Chief Activist Officer: Bosses Are Under Increasing Pressure to Take Stances on Social Issues. How Should They Respond?

– The Economist 

American companies support tax cuts and deregulation. As The Economist went to press, President Donald Trump has pushed the Senate to pass a sweeping, business-friendly tax reform. Yet CEOs have reason to feel uneasy. In the first year of his presidency, executives have found themselves embroiled in public disputes with Mr. Trump on everything from immigration to climate change. The second year of his presidency is unlikely to be much smoother.

 

CFOs Don’t Worry Enough About Cyber Risk

– The Harvard Business Review 

Every executive team and board of directors is asking themselves the same question in regard to their cyber risk right now: what can we do differently to avoid being the next Equifax, Yahoo! or Target, and protect our shareholder value? The answer involves radically reframing one of the mainstays of the C-suite — the role of the CFO.

 

Fear and Panic in The H.R. Department as Sexual Harassment Allegations Multiply

– The Washington Post 

The playbook for H.R., when it comes to sexual harassment, is a 25- to 30-year-old playbook,” said human resources consultant Brian Kropp. The playbook has long worked this way: Employees made a complaint, H.R. took time to investigate, and the matter generally stayed private until it could be resolved. But the playbook is “too slow for addressing these issues as they occur now.”

 

What Happened When North Carolina Cut Taxes Like the GOP Plans to For the Country

– The Washington Post 

Conservative groups have hailed North Carolina as a model of a tax overhaul since it began slashing state corporate and individual tax rates in 2013. But while the changes haven’t produced a fiscal calamity, they also have not created win-for-all economic prosperity. The Washington Post explores such claim here.