CEO Activism and Business Response Analyses


CEO Activism and Business Response Analyses


At Weber Shandwick, our ongoing research has revealed that CEO activism is an important dynamic that can drive and differentiate corporate and CEO reputation today. We regularly survey public perceptions of and attitudes toward CEOs speaking out on hot-button issues and also analyze corporate responses to contentious current events. For more information on our CEO activism insights, please visit the links below.

CEO activism research

CEO Activism in 2018: The Purposeful CEO

CEO Activism in 2017: High Noon in the C-Suite

The Dawn of CEO Activism

Business response analyses

Business Response to Family Separation at the Border

Business Response to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and the #MeToo Movement

Business Response to Parkland Shooting and Gun Safety

Business Response to Phasing Out DACA

Business Response to the Charlottesville Protests

Business Response to Barring Transgender Service Members from the U.S. Military

Business Response to the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Business Response to the President’s Executive Order on Immigration

Advertiser Response to The O’Reilly Factor

Millennial perspectives on CEO activism

Our latest report found millennials the generation that most embraced CEO activism. We sat down with our interns for their thoughts.