Gone are the days when it was taboo for organizations to comment on social or political issues. Modern HR is facing a fundamental shift to manage activism and value expectations in the workplace. Taking a public stance on ESG and embracing activism is expected from employees, candidates and customers alike.  With all the chaos in the world this can be a sandpit if not managed effectively. People want to know if your corporate social responsibility, commitments and values on issues such as climate change, the war in Ukraine, reconciliation, BLM, LGBTQIA2S+ rights … and more. Learn how and where to take a stand in a polarized world.


  • What is HR’s responsibility around addressing hot political and social topics?
  • How to set a framework for activism in the workplace, and the risk for not doing it
  • Tips for getting C-suite buy in for ESG and making a public stance on social issues
  • How to start managing activism, and the pit falls to avoid