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April 8, 2015

As Politicians Craft Social-Issue Legislation, Corporate Pressure Can Pose Hurdle

CSR Corporate Social Responsibility LifecycleCorporate America usually hasn’t viewed hot-button social issues as any of its business. Then came Indiana. The controversy over the state’s religious rights measure signed into law recently has been striking for the parade of well-known businesses that not only joined in the opposition to the law but took the lead in voicing their disapproval.

From Apple Inc. in Silicon Valley to Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis, the corporate revolt crossed sectors and regions and is widely seen as crucial in forcing the hasty retreat of many conservative lawmakers both in Indiana and in Arkansas, where a similar bill passed and faces possible change.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, and allied state lawmakers found themselves in the crosshairs of the state’s largest employer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., even before the legislation passed.

[Read more… Curated from Supply Chain Brain]


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