New Jersey to Divest From Unilever Over Ben & Jerry’s and Israel

After the company said it would no longer sell its ice cream in the occupied territories, New Jersey invoked a law that prohibits public investments in companies that engage in boycotts.

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The Cheap & Easy Sanctimony of Ben & Jerry

The godfathers of “Woke Inc.” stumble in the Middle East. 

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Ben & Jerry’s to Stop Selling Ice Cream in Israeli Occupied Territories

A politically active company just waded into one of the most fraught issues in the world, and the reaction was immediate.

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Business Coalitions to Speak Out Against Voting Restrictions in Texas

Companies including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Unilever are set to call for expanded voting access in the state after weeks of silence from national businesses on Republicans’ voting bills there.

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With a New Museum, African Workers Take Control of Their Destiny

A Dutch artist worked with former plantation employees to create a “white cube” that they hope will one day display works returned from European museums.

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Maker of Dove Soap Will Drop the Word ‘Normal’ From Beauty Products

Unilever, which owns brands like Dove and Sunsilk, said a study had found that the word “normal” makes most people feel excluded. A spokeswoman said it would remove it from more than 200 products.

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A 4-Day Workweek for 5 Days’ Pay? Unilever New Zealand Is the Latest to Try

“If we find that we’re all working the same number of hours as before but in four days, then we’ve missed the opportunity,” the company’s managing director said.

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India Debates Skin-Tone Bias as Beauty Companies Alter Ads

America’s intense conversation on race has focused attention on a type of discrimination that has long vexed India.

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As Facebook Boycott Grows, Advertisers Grapple With Race

Companies like YouTube, Condé Nast and Vice addressed systemic inequality and economic uncertainty while showcasing their new offerings to advertisers.

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Unilever and Johnson & Johnson Retreat on Pushing Lighter Skin

The companies have responded to a new wave of criticism calling beauty products that advocate lighter skin discriminatory.

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Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Skin-Whitening Lotions

The Neutrogena and Clean & Clear products, which were advertised as dark-spot reducers and were sold in Asia and the Middle East, will soon come off the shelves, the manufacturer said.

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