CSR in India: Mandatory and So Much More
February 22 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
India is the first country in the world to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory, following an amendment to the Companies Act, which requires companies with a net worth above Rs 5 billion, revenues above Rs 10 billion, or net profits of Rs 50 million or more to spend 2 percent of net profits on CSR initiatives. The country has countless priorities that companies can look to for guidance on impactful CSR initiatives.
On Governance: How the Shift from Monocapitalism to Multicapitalism Creates Integral Value
February 20 | Keith Ambachtsheer, Founder, KPA Advisory Services | Bill Baue, Senior Director, Reporting 3.0 | Comments (0)
Integrated reporting expands traditional thinking, with its predominant focus on financial capital (i.e., monocapitalist), by casting a wider net to assess how value is created across multiple capitals (i.e., multicapitalist).
Overall Social Media Use among Inc. 500 Companies Declined in 2018
February 19 | Nora Ganim Barnes, Chancellor Professor of Marketing,Director, Center for Marketing Research, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | Comments (0)
The relationship between business and social media is changing, starting with a decline in social media use among some platforms over the past year. While more companies are implementing formal social media plans, they're also beginning to reevaluate social media in business as concern grows over negative online attacks, data privacy, and whether social media efforts are providing ROI. They are also considering paid social media platforms since the benefits offered by free ones have plateaued.
On Governance: Using Sustainability Metrics in Incentive Compensation Plans
February 15 | Arthur H. Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Comments (0)
Recent developments concerning corporate sustainability suggest that compensation committees of public company boards of directors, as well as human resources executives, should consider the use of metrics developed to measure sustainability in incentive compensation plans.
On Governance: How Integrated Reporting Helps Define and Measure Value
February 13 | Keith Ambachtsheer, Founder, KPA Advisory Services | Bill Baue, Senior Director, Reporting 3.0 | Comments (0)
How do asset owners tell their multi-dimensional value-creation story in ways that go beyond simplistic price signals which might mask value destruction, particularly at the collective level? By adopting Integrated Reporting (or IR as it is commonly abbreviated), we believe.
The Top Five Things I Learned at the 2018 Lisboa Web Summit
February 13 | John Metselaar, Program Director and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
"Save the web: technology should serve humanity, not undermine its core values and institutions" is just one of John Metselaar's takeaways from this year's Lisbon Web Summit. As more than half the world's population becomes digitally connected, industry, governments, citizens and academia need to work together to keep the "digital peace."
Partnering for Disaster Preparedness in Chile
February 12 | Lars Battle, Senior Editorial Coordinator, PYXERA Global | Comments (0)
The term “natural disaster” is a misnomer. Natural ecosystems often require disturbances such as fires and floods to remain healthy. They have an inherent resilience to the occasional battering. Crises created by destructive natural events might be more aptly referred to as “social disasters,” because of the toll of life and economic damage left in their wake. Framing such events as social disasters places them in a different light, shifting the burden on all sectors of society to proactively ma
Do You Know Your Business Transformation Story?
February 12 | Jeff Pundyk, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center | Comments (0)
Organizations are at a critical juncture as they try to balance long-term vision with short-term performance. The key to making this balance work is delivering thoughtful, consistent, and clear communications to employees, customers, and partners.