• About the Author: Thomas Singer

    Thomas Singer is a principal researcher in corporate leadership at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. Singer is the author of nume…

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26 Apr. 2018 | Comments (0)
An Update on the EU Circular Economy Package
This month the EU parliament approved a provisional agreement revising six pieces of EU legislation on waste. The legislation is part of the EU’s Circ…

07 Feb. 2018 | Comments (0)
Sustainability Reporting: Quality over Quantity
Corporate sustainability reporting—the disclosure of environmental, Social, and governance (ESG) practices—continues to transition from an exercise in…

21 Jul. 2016 | Comments (0)
What Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Leadership from the CEO Looks Like
Continuing our series of posts from last month’s release of The Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership, today we consider what leadership on corpo…

07 Jul. 2016 | Comments (0)
Senior Leadership Engages with Employees on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Last month, The Conference Board released The Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership, a key business issue report that looks at how business leade…

17 Apr. 2014 | Comments (0)
Chart of the Week: Employee Corporate Social Responsibility Training
Few companies include corporate social responsibility (CSR) training as part of their employee training programs. Only 9 percent of S&P Global 1200 co…

26 Jan. 2014 | Comments (0)
How Sustainability Can Enhance Corporate Reputation
By Thomas Singer, Researcher, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board Despite a general acknowledgement that environmental, social, and governan…

08 Jan. 2014 | Comments (0)
Chart of the Week: charitable contributions
Data from Sustainability Practices: 2013 Edition finds that U.S. companies remain the most generous, but they are not prone to disclosure of charitabl…

01 Mar. 2013 | Comments (0)
Communicating and Engaging on Sustainability
By Thomas Singer, Researcher, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board While corporate sustainability reporting is on the rise, much debate conti…

21 Jun. 2012 | Comments (0)
Rio+20: A Quick Guide on What to Expect
This week Rio de Janeiro is hosting a gathering of world leaders that will mark the 20th anniversary of the first Rio Earth Summit, where governments …

16 May. 2012 | Comments (0)
Labor Standards, Transparency, and the Global Supply Chain
The expansion of supply chains to the far corners of the world has resulted in numerous advantages for global companies, including cost advantages, ef…