Water, the New Oil – What is happening?
July 01 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
Water scarcity is raising increased concerns, but is it only a risk in dry parts of the developing world? Emilio Tenuta Chief Sustainability Officer at Ecolab in discusses these concerns, explaining the reasons behind this rapidly growing problem, what it means for companies, and how to evaluate the business risk exposure.
Consumer Confidence rebounds in June—but recovery remains uncertain amid virus
June 30 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index sees its biggest rise this month since 2011, yet still remains significantly below pre-pandemic levels. The index reveals consumers are less pessimistic about the short-term outlook, but fear an uneven and uncertain economic recovery amid virus concerns. Join Chief Economist Bart van Ark, and Senior Director of Economic Indicators, Lynn Franco, as they discuss the monthly numbers.
Michele Evermore on unemployment benefits in the COVID-19 pandemic
June 25 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
The economic shock from the COVID-19 pandemic has sent unemployment rates to levels not seen since the Great Depression. In response, Congress enacted—on a temporary basis—one of the largest expansions of unemployment benefits in US history. With the expiration of some of those changes approaching, Michele Evermore, Senior Policy Analyst at the National Election Law Project joins to discuss changes in unemployment benefits over time, the pandemic response, and the decisions policymakers face
Has the tide gone out far enough yet?
June 25 | Mike Mister, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
So, as we moved into the first year of the 2020s where are you looking for talent and what are you doing to enable encourage and develop those who are not the usual suspects in your talent landscape. It will have become very clear from this crisis that some people are simply not able to deliver on the leadership expected of them.
The Future of Renewable Energy
June 24 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
Filip Engel, Vice President Sustainability at Oersted has a conversation with Uwe Schulte Leader of The Conference Board Global Sustainability Centre about how wind energy will specifically develop over the next decade.
Corporate Citizenship in the Global South during COVID-19: Part 1 – Africa
June 18 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
Corporate Citizenship in the Global South During COVID-1: Part 1 – Africa. In Part 1 of this 4-part series, Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, speaks with Dorcas Onyango, Head of Sustainability, Southern & East Africa Business Unit, Coca-Cola, and Ruth Lewin, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Discovery Limited, to learn how their companies are navigating the pandemic and providing critical support throughout the continent.
Corporate Community Relations Done Right: One Foot in the Company, One Foot in the Community
June 17 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council; Council Director Corporate Citizenship & Community Engagement Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
What community relations have long practiced is even more critical after the death of George Floyd. We often talk about the authenticity of “bringing our whole selves to work;” the concept works with bringing our whole company to the community. Beyond basic business functions, we bring our core competencies, and our corporate citizenship strategies to the community through cash, in-kind and product donations along with expertise; much of it delivered through our amazing employee volunteers.
Sustainable Business Transformation - The Oersted Case
June 17 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
Filip Engel, Vice President Sustainability at Oersted shares in this podcast how a Danish fossil fuel-based energy provider completely changed their business model and is now about to become a fully renewable energy company.
Supporting Remote Work Behind Those Virtual Backgrounds
June 16 | Keri K. Stephens, Associate Professor in Organizational Communication Technology, The University of Texas at Austin | Comments (0)
COVID-19 has radically changed how people around the globe conduct their work. While some workers have returned to their places of work, every day more organizations announce they are asking employees to continue working from home. For many workers, remote work may become a standard, at least for the next several years. Some people are thrilled with no commutes, wearing pajama pants, and having no colleagues drop in to chat for what can become an extended time. But, I invite you, especially if y
Building Reputation During the Pandemic Dictates Employees First
June 16 | Kirk Stewart, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board Marketing & Communications Center | Comments (0)
During the global pandemic, how business manages its employee experience has become the most important driver of overall corporate and brand reputation.