Supporting Veteran-owned businesses, employees, and communities – are corporations doing enough to help?
November 18 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
Paul Washington, Executive Director of the ESG Center at The Conference Board, interviews Ben Biles, CEO and Co-founder, American Veterans Group, and Jeff Cathey, Senior Military Affairs Executive at Bank of America, about the value of supporting veteran-owned businesses and employees, and how Covid-19 and changing demographics may lead to new strategies in private sector.
Six Ideas for Year-end Corporate Giving
November 17 | Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Jeff Hoffman shares six ideas for how companies' corporate citizenship and philanthropy function can finish 2020 strong using any remaining funding they have.
For Regulation FD, Is There Life After 20?
October 28 | Alan Oshiki, Executive Vice President, Abernathy MacGregor | Comments (0)
The earnings game may be over, for good. A lot of companies are withdrawing earnings guidance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. And some executives predict it won’t return.
Why We Need Better Ways to Help Donors Understand the Cost of Solving Big Problems
October 07 | Jason Saul, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Measurement | Comments (0)
As the COVID-19 pandemic and recession put more pressure than ever on donors and nonprofits, it’s urgent that we talk realistically about what it takes to solve society’s problems. The Impact Genome Project's Price of Impact Index can help with these discussions.
Chris Wheat on COVID-19's impact on small businesses
September 17 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
The economic hit from COVID-19 has been widespread across many businesses and families but the hit to small businesses, and particularly minority-owned small businesses, has been unprecedented. Dr. Chris Wheat, Director of Business Research for the JPMorgan Chase Institute, joins to discuss COVID-19’s effects on small businesses to date, their outlook for the months ahead, and why it matters for the economy and our eventual path to recovery.
Walmart: Company’s Corporate Citizenship and Government Relations Partnering for Social Change
September 16 | Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Jeff Hoffman speaks with Gerard Dehrmann, SVP, Public Affairs & State and Local Government Relations, Walmart Stores, Inc. and Kabir Kumar, Senior Director, Community, Walmart.org. to explore the dynamics of the relationship between company’s government relations and corporate citizenship functions and how they can work together to greater effect.
Why Company Directors Should Use Social Media
September 08 | Elizabeth Richards, Head of Corporate Governance, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) | Comments (0)
In its most recent Connect and Reflect report, “Why Company Directors Should Use Social Media,” The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) describes the benefits of social media for directors and offers practical guidance about how to make a start.
Richard Parsons, Former CEO of Time Warner Inc., Reflects on the Role of Corporations in Society
September 07 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Richard Parsons, a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners as well as the former Chairman of Citigroup and Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc., recently joined our CEO Forum on Building a More Civil & Just Society. In our interview, we discussed the evolving role of public corporations and practical suggestions about making concrete progress in advancing both inclusion and equity in our society.
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on How Corporations Can Help Drive Social Change
September 04 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In this interview, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, reflects on the death of George Floyd, the uprisings that have spread across America as a result, and the role of public corporations in fostering diversity and inclusion and driving social change.
13F proposal — the SEC can (and should) do better
August 26 | Robert Lamm, Shareholder, Gunster Law Firm, ESG Center Fellow | Comments (0)
The SEC’s proposal to “fix” Form 13F – the form on which large investment managers report their equity holdings of public companies – could have a significant impact on companies being aware of, as well responding to and engaging with, activist investors – especially at relatively smaller companies, which are are increasingly susceptible to activism.