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Nearly One in Five Firms Plan to Take No Stand on Russian War

  • Companies keep quiet rather than publicizing their stance
  • Most organizations have only shared their stance internally
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Almost one in five companies plan to take no stand on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, slightly more than those who have publicized their position on the war, illustrating the reluctance of corporate leaders to speak out on hot-button issues.

In a survey of 190 firms by consultant Gartner Inc., 17% said they don’t plan to speak out about the ongoing conflict, which is more than the 14% who said they’ve communicated their stance externally. Just over half of companies polled said they’ve shared their views on the matter internally, the most cited approach, while others discussed their humanitarian efforts or ways that workers can access employee assistance programs.