Even as a profit-driven investor slightly disdainful of most (cosmetic) ESG initiatives, I think this is quite meaningful.
(Note: Currently personally no direct stake in Apple)
What a better way to address the issue of foreign corporations being forced to censor news/people/events etc., than to publish those requests in the media (in the name of transparency of course). I wouldn't be surprised if Apple management didn't secretly support this.
One more... an obscure (to many outside a very specific niche..) company tells its employees where the exits are.
Not sure what leverage China has on Shutterstock... but I do think the CEO has a point.
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-ne...peech-n1144211Months earlier, at the request of the Chinese government, Shutterstock had begun censoring a few searches by users based in China for politically volatile subjects like "Taiwan flag."
Shutterstock employees who disagreed with the blacklist on free speech grounds kept asking about it at every big internal meeting. So, that day, Pavlovsky told them they were free to seek jobs elsewhere.
"The beauty of where we live and where we work is that we're free to make those choices," Pavlovsky told employees at the meeting at Shutterstock's offices, according to a recording of the meeting posted to a company internal website and heard by NBC News.
"And so, you know, it's a great market," he continued, "and employees have a lot of opportunities to work here, to work elsewhere, and we are very supportive when employees do not feel that this is the right place for them, to pursue other opportunities."
Disney's pandaering needs to improve.
BOX OFFICE: Mulan Atomic FLOP
#Mulan China release cancelled, Tracking at 20mil opening on budget of 300+ mil. Needs to make 650mil to break even. Lead actress wishing dead on #HKProtesters made matters worse. Disney might dump it on streaming
Biggest flop in Hollywood history
Surely this is less of a "flop" and more "cinemas are all closed in China so no one can see it"