Woke Capitalism

Report: WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Stepping Down

Embattled co-founder and CEO of WeWork Adam Neumann is reportedly leaving following a rocky tenure that has been plagued by allegations of outrageous conduct, including alleged drug use and his copyrighting of the word “We” which he charged his own company to use.

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IT Company Cuts Ties with ICE After Employee Sabotages Systems in Protest

Chef, a company that helps companies manage their technical infrastructure, has cut ties with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after one of its employees sabotaged the company’s systems in protest of its government contract. The employee deleted computer code from the company’s systems, impacting its ability to support its customers.

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Full-Page NYT Ad Urges Companies to Join Woke Capitalism Movement

A group of major U.S. corporations identifying as “Certified B Corporations” took out a full-page ad in the Sunday issue of the New York Times, urging major U.S. companies that are part of the Business Roundtable — such as Apple, Amazon, and Walmart — to join them in prioritizing social causes over profit.

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Banana Republic Starts Selling Hijabs, Joining Nike and Macy’s

Banana Republic is the latest major retailer to sell hijabs, the Islamic head covering for women. Although the company has been praised for its new products by CAIR, it also faces backlash from the Islamic community for showing models in hijabs dressed in short-sleeved t-shirts and other clothing not in line with Islamic dress codes.

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Gillette CEO: $8 Billion Loss over Woke Ads ‘Worth Paying’

Gillette CEO and president Gary Coombe is defending the $8 billion write-down Procter & Gamble experienced last quarter related to his brand, saying in a recent interview that it was “worth paying” and that he doesn’t mind alienating some customers. 

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