Companies are boycotting Facebook. But who is hurt more by the tactic?

Billions of dollars of its market value has disappeared, and its chief executive officer has been bumped down a notch in his place among the world’s wealthiest people. But despite these big losses, Facebook is unlikely to suffer significant damage from the growing ad boycott over its initial reluctance to prohibit hate speech in its advertisements, say some marketing […]

Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies

Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, in an extraordinary attempt to regulate social media platforms where he has been criticized. The proposed legislation is part of an executive order Trump signed on Thursday afternoon. Trump […]

More than 50% of Canadian companies have lost at least one-fifth of their revenue to COVID-19, StatsCan says

More than 50% of Canadian companies have lost at least one-fifth of their revenue to COVID-19, StatsCan says

More than half of the companies in Canada have lost at least 20 per cent of their revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic, new numbers from Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce suggest. Between April 3 and 24, more than 12,600 Canadian companies responded to a questionnaire on Statistics Canada’s website regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Three eco-friendly companies well-positioned to grow post COVID-19

Three eco-friendly companies well-positioned to grow post COVID-19

Welcome to Pandemic Portfolio, a bi-weekly series from Corporate Knights and the Toronto Star that spotlights companies relatively well positioned to weather the economic storm triggered by COVID-19. The stock market’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic was swift and harsh, crashing more than 33 per cent in about a month. The market has bounced back […]

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,237.77, down 103.57 points). Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down eight cents, or 4.42 per cent, to $ 1.73 on 8.6 million shares. CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX:TRST). Health care. Down $ 1.17 or 27.79 per cent, to $ […]

Oilsands CO2 emissions may be far higher than companies report, scientists say

Oilsands CO2 emissions may be far higher than companies report, scientists say

A number of major oilsands operations in northern Alberta seem to be emitting significantly more carbon pollution than companies have been reporting, newly published research from federal scientists suggests, which could have profound consequences for government climate-change strategies. The researchers, mainly from Environment Canada, calculated emissions rates for four major oilsands surface mining operations using […]

When sorry isn’t enough — pressure grows on companies to apologize quickly in the age of viral content

When sorry isn’t enough — pressure grows on companies to apologize quickly in the age of viral content

Smartphones, social media, and the speed at which videos go viral are creating new pressures in boardrooms everywhere, whenever executives have to quickly handle a mess-up. At stake? Millions of dollars, the risk of alienating customers, and the possibility of inviting a government crackdown. “They have to say sorry before they’re ready,” says Jaime Watt, […]