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Strategic Thinking

Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.

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2018 Merger Integration Conference - San Francisco

June 07 - 08, 2018 |(San Francisco, CA)

Integration Excellence: Best Practices to Leverage, Pitfalls to Avoid

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ESG Initiatives Survey Findings

May 2018

The Conference Board undertook a survey to examine ESG initiatives through a business perspective, reviewing their relevance and value. This document presents the survey findings.

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C-Suite Challenge 2018: Focus on Latin America

June 06, 2018

Join us to hear from our researchers and survey partner Mercer Latin America about how organizations are reinventing themselves for the digital age. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available.

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Balancing Directors’ Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight for Board Composition and Effectiveness

(On Governance, May 2018)

(This is part of a two-part series on the philosophy of filling boards with competent directors, making them more effective, and rebuilding them when necessary.) Most every chair we engage acknowledges that board composition is the foundation for competitive advantage; in their belief, the mix has to be right or nothing much good can happen.

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  • Balancing Directors’ Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight for Board Composition and Effectiveness

    (On Governance, May 2018)

    (This is part of a two-part series on the philosophy of filling boards with competent directors, making them more effective, and rebuilding them when necessary.) Most every chair we engage acknowledges that board composition is the foundation for competitive advantage; in their belief, the mix has to be right or nothing much good can happen.
  • Science Based Targets – What Is It All About?

    (Sustainability Center Blog, May 2018)

    Science Based Targets (SBTs) for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction are increasingly being discussed, however what they entail in detail is often not well understood.In contrast to a simple incremental approach, targets are considered ‘science-based’, if they aim at carbon reduction in accordance with the internationally agreed global climate change targets. In this blog, we want to give a very brief overview of the approach and its application.
  • Caremark Decision and Reputational Risk Through #MeToo Glasses

    (On Governance, May 2018)

    Public and private businesses today face many decisions that do not arise from, and have consequences far beyond, solely financial performance. Rather, these decisions are primarily driven by, and implicate, important social, cultural and political concerns. They include harassment, pay equity and other issues raised by the #MeToo movement.

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