It’s different, Davis said, than say Chick-fil-A, which faced boycotts because its owners contributed to anti-gay marriage groups. In that instance, it is the company’s own action that is targeted, he said.
Davis also points out that the NRA affiliate boycott was quick and took effect almost immediately.
Davis noted that nothing is really private anymore within a company.
“No email can’t be forwarded,” he said. “It’s easier to gather evidence of an abusive supervisor or harassment.”
“There’s a high level of transparency that we haven’t had before,” Davis said.
A recent example of that was a public apology from Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf after an internal memo he wrote was leaked outside the company. In the June memo, Scharf blamed the lack of diversity at the bank on “a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from.”
There’s also a sense, Davis said, that what companies do