Middle East Blogs

2017

  1. Some initial thoughts on the SEC’s Statement on Cybersecurity
    The Statement on Cybersecurity by SEC Chair Jay Clayton is extraordinary and will have critics questioning the Commission's own credibility when it beseeches issuers to beef up their cybersecurity systems and disclosures.
    (The Governance Center Blog, September 2017)

  2. Rising Stars Of Social Media: An Interview With The Obama White House Digital Team
    For the inaugural Social Paradigm Shifters podcast episode, I interviewed the brilliant team from the Office of Digital Strategy under the Obama White House to learn how social was done right, at the top level of government in America.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, September 2017)

  3. For the most part, China’s New Philanthropy Regulations should be helpful for MNC donors
    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.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, September 2017)

  4. Rising to the transparency challenge
    Fostering effective disclosure is as critical as it is challenging. In these three instances, policymakers have taken a commendable approach.
    (The Governance Center Blog, September 2017)

  5. Growing Sustainable Communities Through Partnership and Disaster Relief
    As the world has watched in shock at the wrath of Hurricane Harvey on life and property, we find hope in the strength of the human spirit and the healing power of working together. At Dow, we call this our “Human Element.” For our more than 52,000 employees worldwide, our focus year-round is on supporting sustainable communities—doing our part to make the communities where Dow people live and work healthy, vibrant, and resilient places to be.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, September 2017)

  6. Inside America’s Boardroom: Just What is the Corporate Director’s Job? A Proxy Advisor Perspective
    Douglas Chia, executive director of The Conference Board’s Governance Center, recently sat down with TK Kerstetter of Boardroom Resources to discuss the Center’s first installment of its corporate director job description project, which focuses on proxy advisors’ perspectives.
    (The Governance Center Blog, September 2017)

  7. Conference Board Members Answer Call for Harvey Relief
    Members of The Conference Board’s Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy councils are responsible for at least $58 million in donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, according to data submitted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, September 2017)

  8. Is Digital Health (Already) Dead?
    An essay by Rob Coppedge, CEO of Echo Health Ventures, recently appeared in CNBC with a provocative premise: "digital health is dead." Coppedge writes: "When the ungrounded aspirations of well-meaning digital health entrepreneurs and venture capitalists collided, it created an explosive environment where considerable capital was burned without building truly sustainable businesses. Many of these have quietly failed and others are—or soon will be—seeking strategic alternatives."
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, September 2017)

  9. What is the role of the board, really?
    As a veteran corporate director and professional turnaround manager who has earned a good living resolving corporate crises, I have long been puzzled as to why it appears that many boards do not seem to fully grasp the job they are there to do.
    (The Governance Center Blog, September 2017)

  10. Successful Digital Marketing Means Setting Your Priorities
    I am often working with companies and individuals on improving their digital marketing skills and I like to remind them that merely upgrading their skills is not sufficient. Your company won’t pay you any more because you are smarter. Instead, they will pay you more only because you are making them more money.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, September 2017)