Why India Presents a Big, Long-Term Opportunity for Apple’s iPhones
May 07 | Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Consumer Research, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Apple supplier Foxconn’s initiative to produce high-end iPhones in India opens new doors for Apple to use India as an export hub, including to the U.S., and also gives Apple better access to one of the world’s fastest-growing economies—and mobile phone markets. Indian consumers have felt very optimistic economically, and technology is a popular category for spending disposable income, as data from the Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Index shows.
On Governance: Beware Directors, Your Seat May not be Safe
May 07 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
One year after activist shareholders won 65 board seats in a record-breaking first quarter on the way to 160 for all of 2018, corporate directors continue to lose seats at a pretty good clip in 2019. And institutional investors are leading the way.
Driving Continuous Improvement for The Allstate Foundation
May 07 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Is a lack of benchmarking capabilities hampering you from pursuing continuous improvement and innovation in your social impact measurement? With a corporate culture that values data and benchmarking, The Allstate Foundation was lacking a data-driven social impact measurement framework that aggregated metrics across its entire portfolio. The Impact Genome Project helped the organization update its metrics and devise an outcomes-based social impact measurement and reporting strategy.
How does an Active Wear Brand Become an Activist Icon?
May 03 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
How does an active wear brand become an activist icon? Deliberately or despite itself? Can product, purpose, profit, and politics mesh—or do they risk unraveling? And what’s the story behind the unconventional Patagonia beer? These questions and more will be answered in The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center's April Monthly Chat.
The Hidden Benefit of Corporate Communications Reporting
May 01 | Kami Spangenberg, Vice President, Corporate Communications, RTI International | Comments (0)
Are you encouraging your communications team to showcase their effectiveness? Keeping a team motivated—to do their best work and to continuously improve—is a real leadership challenge. Kami Spangenberg, Vice President, Corporate Communications, RTI International, suggests giving your team the opportunity to highlight the business impact of their work to senior leaders through targeted annual reports.
Q&A with Ralph Ward: Boardroom INSIDER Publisher’s Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
May 01 | Ralph Ward, Publisher, Boardroom INSIDER | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Ralph Ward discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as a business media and corporate governance executive. He gives his views on such topics as who owns tone at the top and directors’ ideal characteristics.
The Edelman Trust Barometer
April 29 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
The Edelman Trust Barometer reports annually on the state of trust in the world’s key institutions: business, government, NGOs, and media. In recent years, the research has revealed that businesses face some of the most challenging times in history in terms of the trust that the public has in them. Jennifer Cohan, President, New York, Edelman, Joins The Conference Board’s own President and CEO, Steve Odland, to discuss the 2019 results.
The Key to Motivating Employees? Do Something.
April 26 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Employee motivation is more a function of what you do rather than what you say. Your behavior and actions can have a cascading effect on the organization as you lead with your behaviors and show your priorities through your actions.
Q&A with Jeff Cunningham: Chief Executive Editor at Large Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
April 24 | Jeff Cunningham, Editor at Large, Chief Executive | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Jeff Cunningham discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as a business media and corporate governance executive. He touches upon topics such as transparency of information discussed in board meetings and the importance of diversity in the boardroom.