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 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | 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.
Moody's Injects Data-Driven Focus to Nonprofit Evaluation and Reporting
April 23 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Are your social impact measurement efforts providing useful results? If not, it might be time to up your game. Moody's reinvented its CSR approach to mirror the company’s global footprint, be authentic to its culture, and align with its businesses. In doing so, the company engaged the Impact Genome Project to assess the Moody’s Foundation’s grant portfolio for alignment with its focus areas.
Balancing Act: Digital Progress and Responsibility
April 23 | Anuj Saush, Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
With government regulation lagging, technological outcomes depend on how businesses develop and apply them. It’s important that companies fill that gap by complementing their digital transformation journey with a governance arrangement that drives ethics and builds trust.
Brand Hacking: Are You Next?
April 18 | Timothy Powell, President, The Knowledge Agency | Comments (0)
Is your brand at risk? Branding carries economic risks that are, on the one hand, similar to other corporate risks—theft, fire, weather-related damage, etc.—but different in that they attack the value of intangible assets, like brands. If you are not yet affected by Brand Equity Risk (BER), it’s almost certain you will be, so you need to manage it like any other risk your organization faces.
On Governance: How a Board Shapes and Protects its Reputation
April 18 | Patrick Dailey, Co-founder, BoardQuest | Comments (0)
The author recommends the board chair lead a discussion about understanding and protecting the board’s reputation. The discussion is about both the board’s internal and its external reputation—how to build it; how to leverage it; how to protect it.
How Organizations Build Highly Engaged Teams: A Closer Look at Quicken Loans
April 18 | Human Capital Watch Podcast | Comments (0)
Join this lively podcast where Robin Erickson, PhD, Principal Researcher, interviews KimArie Yowell, Vice President of Talent Development at Quicken Loans about how they engage their teams. Quicken Loans has a unique approach to engagement that is clearly successful as they’ve been named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 16 years. Learn how the Quicken Loans “isms” provide the foundation for a diverse and dynamic culture.
Breakthroughs with Design Thinking, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part 1
April 18 | Rebekah Steele, Senior Fellow, Human Capital & Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The stakes for getting D&I right are high, both for organizations and individuals. Unfortunately, many of our familiar D&I ‘best practices’ are inadequate amid ever-evolving demands and complicated contexts. To advance D&I outcomes, we need next practices.
The Nonprofit 10 Percent
April 17 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
Are nonprofits—a crucial economic sector—getting the support they need to flourish? According to Independent Sector, there are over 1.6 million tax exempt nonprofit organizations in the United States—the third largest workforce in the country behind retail and manufacturing. Yet, the nonprofit sector is critically understaffed, under-capitalized, and overwhelmed. It needs support to fulfill its vital mission.
Indications 2.9: The Global Consumer Confidence Index
April 16 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board, in conjunction with Nielsen, has formally launched our latest economic indicator. The Global Consumer Confidence Index takes the temperature of consumers in 64 markets around the world—including how, what, and where they intend to spend in the months ahead.