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.
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.
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.
On Governance: The Public Company Governance Model – In Dire Need of Radical Change
April 09 | Henry D. Wolfe | Comments (0)
What is needed is a radically new governance model aligned with the high-performance requirements of the current hyper-competitive business environment.
New Research Analyzes Standardized Social Outcomes
April 04 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Do you have a firm grasp of the outcomes your societal investments are achieving, or are you still counting inputs and outputs? New research from The Conference Board, in collaboration with the Impact Genome Project and supported by Moody's, uses standardized metrics to measure social outcomes, enabling companies to more effectively report and benchmark the performance of their societal investments. Being able to compare social outcomes helps companies make smarter societal investments.
On Governance: Science & Sentiment – A Quantitative Analysis of Warren Buffett's CEO Letters
April 03 | Krista Bennatti-Roberts, Data Scientist, Hansell McLaughlin Advisory | Carol Hansell, Founding Partner, Hansell LLP, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
Shareholders and other stakeholders develop a sense for the chief executive's leadership style through the tone and content of the annual CEO letters. In the case of Warren Buffett, the tone and content is unique and effective.