A Company’s Work to Transform Villages Across India
April 02 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How does one of India's largest conglomerates, operating around the world, take care of citizens in its immediate community? The Aditya Birla Group has developed a model village in the neighborhood surrounding its Ultra Tech Cement Works Plant in Kotputli, providing vital facilities and infrastructure to residents, including education for women and children, a medical clinic, a farming program, and clean, fresh water.
Indications 2.7: Is US Consumer Confidence Waning?
March 29 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
After a 7.3-point drop in March 2019, consumer confidence now stands at 124.1. Consumers’ appraisal of the present situation has taken an especially big hit. Is this an expected moderation or an early warning of impeding recession?
On Governance: The Short-Termism Thesis: Dogma vs. Reality
March 28 | Kal Goldberg, Partner, Finsbury | Charles M. Nathan, Senior Advisor, Finsbury, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
Whatever the explanations for the short-termism thesis, the conclusion to be drawn from its lack of evidentiary basis is that quarterly capitalism is not the pervasive culprit that the “true believers” would have you believe.
Looking Beyond Leadership: Why Funders Should Support Grantees’ Entire Staff
March 27 | Rusty Stahl, Founder, President, and CEO, Fund the People | Comments (0)
Are you giving your grantees the right attention to help them succeed long term? To advance effective philanthropy, grantmakers must be as concerned with the entire grantee workforce as they are with grantee leadership. That means looking at the nonprofit through a workforce rather than a leadership lens and building relationships across the organization through surveys, site visits, and one-on-one conversations.
Why Are Labor Markets Tight in Central and Eastern Europe — Policy and Business Implications
March 25 | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
With labor markets tightening and labor costs rapidly rising in Central and Eastern Europe, the advantage of lower labor costs compared to the rest of the continent will further shrink over time and could mean that businesses will shift operations elsewhere.
Influencers: Mayo Clinic's Amy Davis Shares Her Story Refuting A Sensationalized Article
March 25 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
How would you react if CNN ran a sensationalized story about your organization, based on false information and hearsay? Mayo Clinic suffered that exact experience in 2018 and Amy Davis has some advice for others who might find themselves in the same position: focus on your employees to make sure they feel supported.
March 25 | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Cities that are among the most well educated tend to attract a disproportionate share of headquarters jobs. For example, Washington, New York, San Francisco, and Minneapolis all have a far higher percentage of college educated workers than the national average. An exceptionally well-educated workforce is a stronger draw for firms making headquarters location decisions than one more typical of the population.
Influencers Podcast: Mayo Clinic's Response to Sensationalized Story
March 25 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How would you react if CNN ran a sensational, one-sided story about your organization? When this happened to the Mayo Clinic in 2018, their response was swift and multi-pronged. Amy Davis, head of communications at Mayo, tells the story and offers crisis management advice, starting with this: First, focus on your employees to make sure they feel supported.