How difficult will it be for companies to implement the TCFD recommendations?
September 06 | Robert G. Eccles , Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School | Mike Krzus, Consultant, Krzus Consulting | Comments (0)
Existing company disclosure practices provide the foundation to implement the TCFD’s recommendations Precedent in oil & gas shows reporting at the level of the four principles (governance, strategy, risk, metrics) can be done. Reporting on the 11 specific recommendations will be more challenging, however, none of these are impossible to meet. Climate change is a systemic issue and investors need system-level data. Which means data from all listed companies and eventually the large private ones.
Q&A with Bryan Iams: PPG’s “Colorful Communities” Exemplifies Focused Corporate Philanthropy
September 04 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Bryan Iams, Vice President, Corporate and Government Affairs, PPG | Comments (0)
PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings and specialty materials. Its signature community program, Colorful Communities, is a ten-year commitment to bring the company’s paint and brushes, passion, and colorful commitment to the entire PPG footprint. In this Q&A, Bryan Iams, PPG vice president of corporate communications, marketing, and government and community affairs, discusses the company’s highly focused approach to corporate philanthropy.
New Insights into Change Management Communication: Identifying Best Practices in Strategies & Messaging
September 04 | Marlene Neill | Comments (0)
70% of corporate change initiatives fail—and the cause is often attributed to poor communication. To save their companies from becoming a statistic, it's up to communicators to advance a holistic strategy for ensuring employee understanding and buy-in. In-depth interviews with 32 internal communications executives reveal a vast and varied arsenal of potential techniques—from information guides and talking points, to employee ambassadors and challenge teams, to staff road trips and videos.
On Governance: Tax Reform: IRS Issues Guidance on Section 162(m)
September 04 | Michael J. Albano | Mary Alcock, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Caroline Hayday, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb | Arthur H. Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Julia M. Rozenbilt | Comments (0)
Companies should carefully review the compensation arrangements of all individuals who were at any time serving as executive officers during the year and any proposed changes thereto in light of the new guidance in order to determine when the Section 162(m) deductibility limit may apply.