Goizueta Business School will be joining the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign, which calls on companies to halt advertising on Facebook and Instagram for the month of July.
The goal of the campaign is to put pressure on these social media platforms to more effectively combat misinformation, hate, and racism on social media. More than 160 companies have joined the campaign, including The Coca Cola Company, Verizon, and Unilever.
Goizueta’s mission is to prepare principled leaders to have a positive influence on business and society.
“We teach our students that a company doesn’t operate in a vacuum,” says Interim Dean Karen Sedatole. “A company exhibits principled leadership in how it interacts with employees, customers, stakeholders, and with the communities in which they conduct business. Permitting hate and racist speech contributes to social injustice in our society and exacerbates structural inequality in the economy.
“We believe that business schools have a responsibility to seek ways to increase prosperity and reduce economic and social inequality, and we act on that belief. That is why we join in the call for proactive measures to combat misinformation, hate, and racism on social media. We ask social media platforms to show the principled leadership we expect from our faculty and staff and seek to instill in our students.”