‘I Don’t Think Businesses Should Take a Political Stance:’ Whole Foods CEO John Mackey

It’s a mistake for corporations to take stances on political issues in the current delicate political climate, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey says. “I don’t think businesses should take a political stance. They should be good citizens in their communities in terms of trying to help solve social problems where they have competence to do so or where they can make philanthropic contributions that will help the communities they’re part of, but taking political positions, is, I believe, a mistake,” Mackey said in an interview with EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program. “I’ve not agreed with what I’ve seen happen in the last few years, with more and more corporations taking certain advocacy position on political issues, because first of all, that’s going to be the leadership’s opinion that’s running those companies, that may not be the opinion of the of the investors, it may not be the opinions of the …Read More

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