Publications

2016

  1. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We identify a set of business practices most often associated with leadership in corporate sustainability, helping company leaders direct their sustainability efforts where they are most impactful.

  2. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (CEO Business Implications)

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    CEO engagement on sustainability issues is one of the most important drivers of leadership in corporate sustainability. We offer practical examples of how CEOs can strengthen their companies’ sustainability profiles.

  3. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (General Counsel Business Implications)

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We examine the key business practices that define leadership in corporate sustainability and provide guidance on how general counsel and boards of directors can steer their organizations toward leadership.

  4. China ResearchGraphic: The Growing Importance of Sustainability Reporting in China

    May 2016 | China Center Publications

    The Chinese government’s intensifying focus on improving the sustainability reporting of local companies indicates that better sustainability reporting is desired by regulators, and the demand of the Chinese public for better sustainability standards, enforcement, and transparency is driving this trend.

  5. DNA of Engagement: Teach For America

    March 2016 | Case Studies

    This profile showcases how Teach For America holds leaders at all levels accountable in designing and executing its programs and processes to support employee engagement efforts. 

  6. Better Together: Why a United Front Can Propel Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Philanthropy in the United States

    January 2016 | Council Perspectives

    Now more than ever, the diversity and inclusion and corporate philanthropy functions should work together to deliver value to the business and to society.

2015

  1. Staying Ahead of Change and Preparing for 2020: Insights from the 2015 Corporate Brand and Reputation Conference

    November 2015 | Conference KeyNotes

    One of the best ways to build your brand is by getting the marketing, customer service, and sales teams to work together to provide the best customer experience possible.

  2. Is Short-Term Behavior Jeopardizing the Future Prosperity of Business?

    October 2015 | Key Business Issues

    A focus on short-term performance may come at the expense of sustainable value creation. Business leaders need to examine whether current governance structures are jeopardizing long-term performance and consider making adjustments.

  3. Is Short-Term Behavior Jeopardizing the Future Prosperity of Business? (CEO Strategic Implications)

    October 2015 | Key Business Issues

    A focus on short-term performance may come at the expense of sustainable value creation. Business leaders need to examine whether current governance structures are jeopardizing long-term performance and consider making adjustments.

  4. Giving in Numbers: 2015 Edition

    September 2015 | Research Report

    An in-depth analysis of 2014 corporate giving and employee engagement data from 271 of the world's leading companies.