Racial Justice Group Pressures PepsiCo's CEO to Exit Trump's Business Council

PepsiCo Inc. Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi is being targeted by Color of Change, a nonprofit racial-justice group that has previously gone after Uber Technologies Inc. and Walt Disney Co.The organization is pressuring Nooyi to step down from Donald Trump's business-advisory council after the president was slow to condemn white-supremacist violence last weekend in Virginia. Campbell Soup Co. CEO Denise Morrison, another Trump adviser, will be a target of the campaign as well, said Rashad Robinson, executive director of the group, which claims 1 million online members."We let Pepsi know about 24 hours ago that we would be moving forward on them," Robinson said in an interview on Tuesday. "They are a public-facing company that talks openly about diversity. Their role on this business council is that of an enabler, and they are an enabler to Donald Trump -- not just the policies but the practices that are putting folks in harm's way."Pressure on Trump's business advisers has mounted since Monday, when CEOs from Merck & Co., Under Armour Inc. and Intel Corp. all stepped down from his manufacturing council. CEOs from Dow Chemical Co., General Motors Co., General Electric Co. and Boeing Co., meanwhile, have indicated they will stay for now. Trump also tweeted on Tuesday that he has many leaders waiting to take the place of anyone who leaves."What we're hoping is for these companies to stop, and desert, and leave this administration isolated," Robinson said.  Continue reading...

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