Three Digital Tools That Improve PR
February 21 | Sally Falkow, CEO, Meritus Media Inc | Comments (0)
If the idea of technology invading the practice of PR freaks you out a little, perhaps all you need is a different perspective. Yes, technology can be daunting, but it can also make your life a lot easier, help you achieve better results and demonstrate the value of your work.
Working Together to Get Every Child Learning
February 21 | Amanda Gardiner, VP Sustainability and Social Innovation, Pearson | Comments (0)
In 2015, Pearson launched the “Every Child Learning” partnership with Save the Children to deliver high-quality education to Syrian refugees and vulnerable children in Jordan, and to innovate new solutions that improve the delivery of education in emergency and conflict-affected settings. We are doing this through a combination of program funding, collaborative R&D, and joint advocacy.
Q&A with Robert Bostrom: A General Counsel Shares Lessons Learned from Crises
February 21 | Robert E. Bostrom | Comments (0)
Currently senior vice president, corporate secretary, and general counsel of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Robert Bostrom has spent the past three decades working in the corporate legal field. As part of The Conference Board board member job description series, he shares his perspective on the corporate director's job.
C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: CEOs: Digital Strategies enable better Sustainability Performance
February 19 | Dr. Uwe Schulte, Leader, Global Sustainability Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
2/3 of CEOs believe that digital transformation is a significant enabler for their sustainability strategy and they actively seek opportunities from digitization to improve sustainability performance and to discover more sustainable business models. The application of digital trans-formation and innovation for new more sustainable business models finds wide acceptance among company leaders. Now is the right time to develop proposals for new products and services and new revenue models.
Downskilling: Employers can no longer have their cake and eat it too
February 16 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
With the time to fill positions skyrocketing, some employers may choose to compromise on the educational requirement of their new hires. This blog shows that some companies have already started.
Running NFL Social Media On Game Day—An Interview With Dave Feldman
February 14 | Gretchen Fox, Co-Founder, MTO Agency | Comments (0)
Dave Feldman, Sr Director of Digital at the NFL, is running one of the biggest, most complex, real-time social content teams on the planet. With this level of content creation, distribution and management, it’s all about strategy, scalable process, extreme coordination and everyone and I mean everyone, must be on their A game. So, when I sat down for a full hour long interview with Dave to talk about the social content machine of the NFL, I was hanging on every word.
Implications for Blockchain in Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
February 14 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
It’s impossible to avoid the furor surrounding cryptocurrencies these days. Looking beyond the price fluctuations of crypto markets, examining the blockchain infrastructure that supports the currencies is a fascinating exercise. The use of blockchain in companies has some interesting implications for citizenship and philanthropy. Blockchain could add a level of transparency and authenticity to corporate practices and resulting communications that could help to rebuild trust in business.
Seven Questions Board Members Should Ask About Insider Threat Risk
February 14 | Ryan Stolte, Co-founder, CTO, Bay Dynamics | Comments (0)
Insider threats are the unwelcomed gift that keeps on giving. A recent report by the analyst firm Forrester revealed that insiders are responsible for more than half of companies’ data breaches. Companies today more so than ever before need insider threat programs, which involve a combination of people, processes and technologies. So where does the board fit in?
Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom
February 13 | Anke Schrader, Senior Researcher, China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years.