Money talks. Mitch McConnell and corporate America’s First Amendment rights

by Rashmee

Posted on April 9, 2021


/ LANGUAGE I thought the Huffington Post offered the most succinct analysis of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call to corporations to stay out of politics. “Shut up and donate,” said HuffPo’s headline. The strap provided all the other context anyone might need: “Congress’ biggest defender of corporate political speech rights changes his tune.” Quite. … Continue reading “Money talks. Mitch McConnell and corporate America’s First Amendment rights”

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Danone stirs the ESG pot and sprinkles on some scepticism

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS It was Gillian Tett at the Financial Times who joined the dots and spelt out the words. Fickleness. About. ESG. Indeed, the corporate stance on Environmental and Social Governance appears all too shifting and contradictory this year. As Ms Tett pointed out in the FT’s Moral Money section, Danone removed an ESG-espousing … Continue reading “Danone stirs the ESG pot and sprinkles on some scepticism”

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America’s corporate citizens want a role in governing public life

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2021 / The National


Can big business help clean up America’s public square? It’s a question that matters enormously in the current context, as the US gets a new president while still wrestling with the insurrectionist impulses and polarisation promoted by the outgoing one. A fortnight after the rampage at the US Capitol in Washington, at least two dozen … Continue reading “America’s corporate citizens want a role in governing public life”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK