Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 28, 2017

Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting

Nancy B. Kurland, Sandra Waddock, Dawn Elm, Jamie Hendry, John Hulpke, Cubie Lau
Pages 146-151

What Does Corporate Responsibility Mean in a Trumpian World?

In this symposium, presenters discussed the challenges Donald Trump’s presidency has wrought on democracy, the natural environment, justice, and everything else liberals hold dear. Presenters further observed that the corporations, local and state governments, non-governmental organizations, and others have begun to fill the gap to address issues of climate change and responsibility in general. Following the short presentations, we engaged in a lively plenary discussion. Themes raised centered on understanding why Trump happened and what change he represents; how corporations are responding, and whether corporate responsiveness is a good thing; how Trump affects the academy, and how as members of the academy, we can impact students; and how we can and should change the larger social narrative.