Business Starts To Take Human Rights Seriously As Laws And Benchmarks Start To Bite
New benchmarks shining a light on the human rights performance of companies, along with new regulations, are creating a "race to the top" in corporate performance on the issue, but some of the world's biggest companies are still not dealing with the issue well.
The popular dating and networking app Bumble revealed yesterday that it will be launching an investment fund for female-founded startups. Today, we’re launching Bumble Fund – focusing on early-stage investments, primarily in businesses founded and led by women of color and those from underrepresented groups. 🙌 #BeTheCEO https://t.co/euOkG10zVy — Bumble (@bumble) August 15, 2018 This comes after a recent study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Mass Challenger, a network of startup accelerators, found that when women applied for investment, they received less funding compared to the average male founder, but made double the revenue. However, this hasn’t stopped the growth of the staggering… This story continues at The Next Web
When Cisco bought Ann Arbor, Michigan security company, Duo for a whopping $2.35 billion earlier this month, it showed the growing value of security and security startups in the view of traditional tech companies like Cisco. In yesterday’s earnings report, even before the ink had dried on the Duo acquisition contract, Cisco was reporting that its […]