Natura – Sustainability Vision for 2030?
July 22 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
João Paulo Ferreira the CEO Latin America of Natura describes how the company is exploring different aspects of Natura’s 2030 sustainability vision. This podcast looks at how these ambitions are turned into activities and measurements of impact.
Consumer Confidence rebounds in June—but recovery remains uncertain amid virus
June 30 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index sees its biggest rise this month since 2011, yet still remains significantly below pre-pandemic levels. The index reveals consumers are less pessimistic about the short-term outlook, but fear an uneven and uncertain economic recovery amid virus concerns. Join Chief Economist Bart van Ark, and Senior Director of Economic Indicators, Lynn Franco, as they discuss the monthly numbers.
The drop in spending of older Americans and its regional impact
March 31 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Economist, The Conference Board | Ben Cheng, Senior Methodologist, Data Analytics, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
One of the striking features of COVID-19 is that it appears to be much more dangerous for older people than for younger people. As a result, older people are more likely to stay at home and avoid having other people enter their home. As older Americans will experience a longer and more extreme social distancing, they are likely to cut back on spending more than younger people.
On Governance: President Trump’s Executive Order and Shareholder Engagement on Climate Change
July 03 | Nell Minow, Vice Chair, ValueEdge Advisors | Comments (0)
There is a great deal of evidence about the increasing sophistication of the assessments that investors, insurers, and others use in applying ESG indicators to evaluate risk and return. The President’s executive order brings the impact of climate change on retirement investments to the fore.
Automation is making a comeback
May 31 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Now, more than in any other time during this decade, we see signs of a comeback in automation activity. The timing could not be better. Labor shortages are becoming a growing problem for the US economy, especially in jobs that do not require a college degree, which in large part are the jobs where automation is likely to have the most impact. From a demographic perspective, this problem is only going to get worse.
On Governance: It’s Time Boards Ask Some Tough Questions About Risk Management Effectiveness
May 21 | Tim Leech, Managing Director, Global Services, Risk Oversight Inc. | Comments (0)
Good practice risk oversight due diligence guidance clearly says boards should ask about the effectiveness of risk management processes. Evidence suggests many boards have not been. Why not?
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.
Breakthroughs with Design Thinking, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part 1
April 18 | Rebekah Steele, Senior Fellow, Human Capital & Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council, and D&I Leadership Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The stakes for getting D&I right are high, both for organizations and individuals. Unfortunately, many of our familiar D&I ‘best practices’ are inadequate amid ever-evolving demands and complicated contexts. To advance D&I outcomes, we need next practices.