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Companies are facing a unique moment in labor history: spurred by the pandemic, a rapidly changing work culture, and the widespread immediacy of social media, employees are protesting everything from anti-union firings to vaccine mandates to businesses refusing to take a stand on high-profile issues. Additionally, investors are asking companies to address workplace safety and health concerns, improve workers’ benefits, and disclose their reliance on independent contractors and other part-time employees.

How can senior executives get ahead of these issues while keeping reputational risk and corporate responsibility front and center? What’s at stake when business leaders don’t address these challenges?

Join the FiscalNote Executive Institute March 29 from 10-11 a.m. ET for an invite-only virtual discussion about employees becoming activists within their workplaces and what it means for businesses. The discussion will be chaired by Laurie Ollivent, Senior Practice Development Lawyer, Employment & Incentives, Linklaters, and the featured speakers include: Bruce Mehlman, founding partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas; Bennett Freeman, Principal, Bennett Freeman Associates LLC; and Lorenzo Lopez, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Diageo.

We’ll cover:

  • Lessons learned from leaders in the trenches of employee activism
  • The challenges and opportunities of lobbying for social good
  • What “brands taking stands” means for corporate affairs 
  • How employee activism informs ESG