Environmental and Social Proposals in the 2017 Proxy Season
October 2017 | Director Notes
The volume of environmental and social proposals at Russell 3000 companies has consistently gone up in the past five years.
China Center Quick Note: China's New Philanthropy Regulations Should Be Helpful for MNC Donors
September 2017 | China Center Publications
Despite legitimate concerns about tightening controls on civil society, China’s new philanthropic regulations portend important improvements to problems long plaguing corporate giving for foreign companies active in the country.
18 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the 16th Annual Sustainability Summit
August 2017 | Conference KeyNotes
Sustainability reporting needs to be built into everyday business activities, especially since it has become a tool to attract mainstream investors.
Making Social Enterprises More Effective: The Five-Step Approach to Engaging Stakeholders
July 2017 | Research Report
This Giving Thoughts article proposes a transparent, five-step, multiconstituency approach which places stakeholders at the heart of impact measurement decision making.
25 Truths about Measuring the Impact of Ethics Programs in Your Organization
July 2017 | Conference KeyNotes
Companies need to be aware of and know how to mitigate the underlying system dynamics that can lead to unethical behavior.
Toward a New Measurement of the Value of Government Relations: Adapting Sustainability Measurements to Demonstrate Greater Business Value
July 2017 | Council Perspectives
Judging government relations value by inappropriate criteria shortchanges the discipline and can render a false conclusion to corporate leaders, leading to resource cuts that ultimately harm the firm.
Future of Disaster Philanthropy
July 2017 | Research Report
This Giving Thoughts article describes challenges and opportunities for corporations willing to step up and reimagine the future of disaster philanthropy.
Business Contributions to the Arts: 2017 Edition
June 2017 | Research Report
The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts jointly conducted this survey which examines trends in business support and employee engagement for the arts.The report segments aggregate data across industries and size groups.
Immigration Policy That Works: Bringing Foreign-Born Workers into High-Shortage Occupations to Grow Our Economy
June 2017 | Committee for Economic Development
This policy brief recommends steps to reform immigration policy, including suggestions for employing both native-born workers and immigrants to flexibly address looming labor shortages.
A Roadmap to Sustainable Supply Chain Standards: Decoding Progress, Challenges, and Best Practices
June 2017 | Key Business Issues
This report is a resource for understanding how sustainable supply chain standards and codes of conduct are evolving, and how companies can adapt to increasing demands for global transparency and accountability.