“More companies pause political donations following Capitol riots.”
Anthony D’Angelo, a professor of public relations and director of communications management in the Newhouse School, was interviewed by Yahoo! Finance for the story “More companies pause political donations following Capitol riots.” D’Angelo, who held various public relations leadership roles in both corporate and agency sectors, says that companies have to “demonstrate their purpose and their principles” in their investing actions after the attacks on the Capitol. “I think what recent years have showed us is that companies stakeholders now– customers, investors, employees– actually expect companies to weigh in on social and political issues. Is this tricky territory? Absolutely it is. But at the same time, you do have to take a stand,” says D’Angelo.