Living Your Purpose: Driving and Measuring Business Adoption
December 12 | Patricia Bayerlein, Consultant, Gagen MacDonald | Comments (0)
Leading businesses are turning to purpose to articulate their mission, power growth, unite and motivate the organization, and become future-ready in a world of non-stop change. Companies can and should use purpose intentionally to figure out how to run their businesses.
Q&A with Daniel Sunderland: Deloitte Chief Auditor’s Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
December 11 | Daniel (Dan) Sunderland, Partner & Chief Auditor, Deloitte & Touche LLP | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Daniel Sunderland discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as Chief Auditor at Deloitte. He touches on topics like the influence of the external auditor in the job of the corporate director and the definition of tone at the top.
Mayo Clinic Communications: Investing in our Talent
December 11 | Amy Davis, Division Chair, Communications, Mayo Clinic | Comments (0)
As strategic consultants to senior leaders, communicators play a critical role in driving outcomes, which makes it important for communications teams to develop robust employee development plans that suit the needs of the organization. Mayo Clinic begins with identifying accountabilities, establishes required competencies at each level, and tracks career progression tailored to individual employees’ own goals.
A Case Study in Vitality: How John Hancock Improved Consumer Engagement in Life Insurance
December 10 | John Forsyth, Program Director, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How do you make life insurance fun and engaging for consumers? Brooks Tingle, President and CEO of John Hancock Insurance, spoke at the recent Customer Experience Conference on how John Hancock uses technology and consumer insights to enhance and innovate the customer experience in life insurance.
Making Intangibles Tangible—Linking Corporate Attributes to Market Cap
December 05 | James Gregory, Chairman, Tenet Partners | Comments (0)
An organization’s culture of innovation can be a robust predictor of financial performance, which highlights the importance to companies of measuring intangible assets. With intangible assets growing exponentially as a component of enterprise value, it is unproductive to allow them to go unmanaged.
President George H.W. Bush was a Catalyst for Building Corporate Volunteer Programs
December 05 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Corporate volunteering is now a global practice that was boosted by President George H.W. Bush's founding of Points of Light and the National Council on Workplace Volunteering. As the country remembers the 41st President, reflecting on his work to encourage employees to use their expertise in service to their communities can help motivate companies and their employees to continue his legacy.
Corporate Giving Increases 15 Percent Over Three Years
November 29 | CECP in association with The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Total corporate giving has increased more than 15 percent over three years to a record $23.8 billion, as companies have become more generous. The growing economy and favorable tax cuts have left some companies with healthy cash reserves and many have promised to direct a portion to their communities.
Navigating sustainability reporting frameworks
November 28 | Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
For companies embarking on the practice of sustainability reporting it can be challenging to discern between the various reporting frameworks and guidelines. To ease this process, The Conference Board developed a table comparing some of the leading sustainability reporting frameworks.
Is the Goldilocks economy over?
November 28 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Inflationary pressures will rise in the coming year even though we project the US economy to slow down in 2019. Rumors that the Philips Curve (low unemployment rate = faster inflation) is dead have been greatly exaggerated. A continuing tightening of the labor market and further demographic slowdown will result in higher producer prices and wages. The likelihood for above two percent inflation rate is higher in 2019 than at any other time in the past 25 years.