The Trump Organization is in the dumps when it comes to corporate reputation, according to the 2021 rankings of the 100 “most visible brands” compiled by Axios and the Harris Poll.
Donald Trump’s outfit chalked up a miserable 56.9 composite score based on ethics, growth, quality of product/service, citizenship, culture and vision.
Trump’s mouthpiece, Fox Corp, ranked No. 99 on the list with a score of 59.2.
The other reputationally challenged companies from No. 98 to No. 90 are Facebook, Wish.com, Sears, Wells Fargo, TikTok, Twitter, Comcast, My Pillow and Uber.
Patagonia, which surged 31 notches to the No. 1 spot, is the most respected company. It chalked up an 82.7 score.
Vaccine maker Moderna debuted in the No. 3 spot, while Pfizer leapfrogged 54 slots to No. 7.
Honda, Chick-fil-A, SpaceX, Chewy, Tesla, Costco and Amazon round out the Top Ten.
Hats off to EPA administrator Michael Regan for steering the agency from the magical thinking of the Trump administration to the reality world of science.
The EPA relaunched the “Climate Change Indicators in the US” section on its website on May 12 to show the impact that global warming has on every corner of the US. The idea is to make each of us a stakeholder in the effort to combat warming.
Under Trump, who calls climate change a hoax concocted by China to wreak havoc on America’s economy, the EPA failed to update the Climate Change site.
It followed the old "what you don't know, can't hurt you line" of thinking.
The Washington Post noted that the Climate Change relaunch provides a “detailed and disturbing account of the startling changes that Earth’s warming had on parts of the US during Trump’s presidency.”
President Biden has called cutting greenhouse gas emissions one of his top priorities. The EPA promises to give America a scorecard so we can chart his progress.
Americans are eager to get back to the office, according to a survey by Kekst CNC released May 12.
The survey found that nearly seven-in-ten respondents want more office than home time in the new post COVID-19 hybrid model.
It also found a sharp increase (12 percent since February) in the willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
"As confidence in the vaccine rollout has increased, Americans have expressed a readiness to return to office, with 67% of respondents indicating they would like to be in the office more than half the time within the next year,” said James Johnson, senior research advisor at Kekst CNC.
He also noted that there is less worry about the negative impact of the pandemic.
More than half (51 percent) of Americans believe the economy will be stronger in three months. That was topped only by the UK (53 percent) and beat Sweden (30 percent), Germany (24 percent), France (19 percent) and Japan (10 percent).
Only 20 percent of Americans believe the economy will be worse off in June. That's the lowest score of the countries polled.