Growth in Retirees
January 30 | Agron Nicaj, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The growth in the number of new retirees has increased and is expected to remain at a relatively high level.
ESG Investing Takes on New Meaning for Activist Hedge Funds and Corporate Boards
January 29 | Charles M. Nathan, Senior Advisor, Finsbury, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
A focus on organizational, operational and product improvement by activist investors seems a far cry from socially responsible investing. So, it attracted some notice when Trian Partners modified its website last year to add a statement embracing ESG.
Giving in Numbers 2018 Survey Now Open
January 26 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
We are pleased to announce that the Giving in Numbers 2018 survey, conducted by CECP in association with The Conference Board, is now open. The annual survey is the industry-leading tool for corporate societal engagement professionals. The survey closes on March 30, 2018.
Ten Digital Marketing Predictions for 2018
January 24 | Vanessa DiMauro, CEO, Leader Networks | Comments (0)
I’m predicting that 2018 will be the Year of the Responsive Organization. Being responsive has evolved from a nice-to-have to an expectation to a business imperative. In 2018, businesses will finally integrate their channels to gain a holistic view of the customer—and they’ll use this insight to deliver personalized service that exceeds customer expectations.
Five Keys to Attracting—And Keeping—Socially Minded Employees
January 22 | Peter Panepento, Philanthropic Practice Leader, Turn Two Communications | Comments (0)
America’s Charities’ 2017 Snapshot survey found nearly six in 10 workplace donors want to work for companies where the culture supports giving and volunteering. That’s a significant number—and it shows that today’s employees are placing a high value on charitable opportunities in the workplace.
Boards and the Weakest Link in Third-Party Information Security Risk Management
January 19 | Kazunori Yozawa, Global CTO, CEO (Japan Region), NTT Security | Bob Zukis, Advisor, Fusion LA, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
In a business environment where the weakest link in an ecosystem can jeopardize the entire community, effectively governing and managing third party risk takes on greater importance.
Is China's intangible investing catching up? Not yet.
January 18 | Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, Ph.D., Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Harry Wu, Senior Advisor , The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
Intangible assets are especially important for China. Its remarkable rapid growth over the past three decades has enormously enlarged China’s manufacturing relative to that of the US, but in terms of labor productivity China appears to still be far away from American levels.
Eleven Ingredients for Digital Success in 2018
January 16 | Susan Getgood, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Insights, SheKnows Media | Comments (0)
The past 6 months have seen tremendous upheaval in digital media. Companies that were once high flyers—Mashable, Rolling Stone, Time—sold for a fraction of their former (perceived) value. Whether you think this is massive disruption or simply inevitable course correction, the ingredients for digital success have evolved.