Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says companies need to take stances on controversial issues

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sat down with Business Insider and revealed why companies should be taking stances on controversial issues like privacy, security, and immigration. Nadella is the author of Hit Refresh. The following is a transcript of the video.

Satya Nadella: I think it is important for companies like ours to have a set of principles that governs some of the most important things like privacy and security and — or immigration and take a stance. Ultimately, we also should recognise that we’re not the elected officials. We don’t have the mandate from the people of this country and so, therefore, both the legislative process and the framework of laws that come out should govern us all. But when there isn’t that structure in place, it is up to us as companies and leaders to take a principled stance.

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