Why Disaster Giving Needs Change Today—For A Better Tomorrow
October 22 | Kelly Beckner, Senior Partnerships Manager, GlobalGiving | Comments (0)
Airbnb gives consumers choice. Lyft can get you anywhere, anytime. TOMS makes your purchase count for two. Today’s companies significantly impact consumer behavior, from what you do to how you do it, and everything in between. The corporate role in disaster philanthropy—and influence over consumer and employee giving trends—is no different.
Making Intangibles Tangible: Not Including Intangible Assets in Financial Statements Can Lead to Consequences
October 22 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
We need a new conceptual model that incorporates the idea that intangible assets directly connect to business strategy. That way, they can financially impact both revenue growth and shareholder value. After all, a company develops its brand to improve its bottom line because consumers prefer to purchase from companies they know and favor. The same holds true for investors who buy the stock of companies they know and trust.
The new Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index is declining
October 18 | Agron Nicaj, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index has been declining for much of 2019, indicating a slowdown in employment growth. While the HWOL index is certainly weakening, it is nowhere near recession territory. The current decline is about the same as the slowdown in 2015-2016, but much smaller than that of the Great Recession.
How’s My Driving? The Value of Learning from Peers
October 14 | Jeff Sunshine, Program Officer and Manager, Children, Families, and Communities Program, David and Lucile Packard Foundation | Comments (0)
Learning and knowledge sharing are important topics in philanthropy. By adopting a learning orientation and exchanging knowledge with others, grantmakers can better position themselves to address the complex problems they’re working to solve today.
6 Things CEOs Must Demand From Washington In 2020
October 08 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Comments (0)
A policy agenda for how America's chief executives can help sustain capitalism
Global Consumer Confidence: Despite Rising Anxieties, Consumers Remain Steadfast (Q3 2019)
October 07 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The discrepancy between how CEOs view economic prospects (gradually worse) and how consumers continue to feel economically (positive overall) has never been bigger. Which markets have gained and lost confidence the most since the previous quarter? What consumer concern has grown the most? What can we expect for the road ahead? Find out in this conversation featuring The Conference Board’s Chief Economist, Bart van Ark, and Denise Dahlhoff, Senior Researcher focused on consumer topics.
Q&A with Reeta Roy: Building a Generation of Entrepreneurs in Ghana
October 07 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Reeta Roy, President and CEO, Mastercard Foundation | Comments (0)
The Mastercard Foundation recently announced its Young Africa Works strategy in Ghana, an initiative that aims to enable three million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. In this Q&A, the Mastercard Foundation’s President and CEO Reeta Roy discusses Young Africa Works in more detail.
Cost of Frequent Mega Disasters Raising the Stakes for Corporations
September 30 | Kitty Dumas, Manager, Ryder Charitable Foundation | Comments (0)
Corporations are critical to disaster philanthropy, not just because of the dollars they provide. They are often more nimble than governments in reacting to disasters, providing dollars and services minus the red tape. The Ryder Charitable Foundation, a Disaster Responder member of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, is taking the lessons of 25 years in disaster philanthropy and applying them to recent challenges.