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The Shareholder vs Stakeholder Debate: What is the purpose of the corporation and the role of the CEO?
July 06 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
In this podcast, CED President Lori Esposito Murray discusses these important issues with Jean-Claude Dubacher, a CED Trustee and the Chairman & CEO of B. Braun of America, Inc., a sixth-generation family-owned company that develops, distributes, and manufactures health care supplies.
What is Social Innovation?
June 30 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
In this podcast, Kim Dabbs, Global Director Social Innovation at Steelcase, discusses the objective and application of social innovation. For Steelcase, reducing inequality, improving education, and creating a positive environmental impact are the core elements that help build the company purpose.
Business Success with a Purpose linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
June 16 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
In this episode Geraldine Matchett Co-CEO and CFO at Royal DSM discusses how the company is putting the focus on UN SDGs where they can have the most impact.
How Boards Can Get Human Capital Management Right in Five (Not So) Easy Steps
April 13 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Rebecca L. Ray, PhD, Executive Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
At the outset of the pandemic, employees were the top priority of boards, second only to continued liquidity. That focus intensified during the social unrest following the death of George Floyd. Now, the SEC’s new disclosure rules on human capital management (HCM) could further reinforce the focus on workers — at least temporarily.
Six Questions for Boards to Ask after SolarWinds
March 15 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This month the Administration made cybersecurity “top priority,” elevating it as “an imperative” across government (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/NSC-1v2.pdf). Cybersecurity is also an urgent priority for corporations. Here are six questions boards should ask management following the SolarWinds hack, "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen."
The Future of Corporate Governance
February 04 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
John Wilcox, Chairman Emeritus at Morrow Sodali, is one of the most recognized and respected figures in corporate governance in the world. In his book, The Evolution of Corporate Governance, he provides a real-time picture of how governance evolved over the years through a collection of essays and articles he has written during his distinguished career.
How Boards Can Promote a New Leadership Model for Companies
December 18 | Seymour Burchman, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group | Comments (0)
Boards are under increased pressure to better invest in the human capital of their companies. Directors now need to work with management in defining the key attributes of their future leadership team – not just to develop the right talent for their decision-makers, but to make sure that talent stays with the organization. This guest blog post by Seymour Burchman and Blair Jones contends that it’s all about building the team that can best support the company’s mission in the face of disruption.