I've been following the brouhaha with companies leaving either the board of directors or giving up their entire membership in the Chamber of Commerce.
Today it's Apple. [BTW: Here is Apple's latest info on their environmental impact and efforts.]
Because, as the New York Times opined, the CoC is "way behind the curve" on climate change policy issues. Including calling for a "Snopes Monkey Trial" to judge the EPA's findings on greenhouse gas emissions.
Of course, this post's headline might be oxymoronic. Or ironic. Or something. Because I fear the Chamber hasn't had credibility for a while. They're a lobbying organization, and although they evoke a benign Norman Rockwell-type feeling, they are pretty reactionary.
I'm a small business owner, but don't feel they represent me.
What about you? Following the drama?
Are these companies making relatively meaningless statements for purely PR gain?
Or is is it a great sign that these significant organizations are willing to take this public stand?
Or, really, isn't it meaningful that making such a meaningless statement would be good PR?