Could the Facebook Scandal Slow Down Digital Healthcare?
May 22 | Fard Johnmar, Senior Fellow, SNCR | Comments (0)
If global health is being reshaped by technologies such as wearables, artificial intelligence and blockchain, then data—and lots of it—is fueling this transformation. But patient fears about privacy and misuse of data, potentially influenced by the Facebook data breach, threatens to slow the development and uptake of digital health innovations.
Balancing Directors’ Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight for Board Composition and Effectiveness
May 22 | Patrick Dailey, Co-founder, BoardQuest | Comments (0)
(This is part of a two-part series on the philosophy of filling boards with competent directors, making them more effective, and rebuilding them when necessary.) Most every chair we engage acknowledges that board composition is the foundation for competitive advantage; in their belief, the mix has to be right or nothing much good can happen.
Science Based Targets – What Is It All About?
May 21 | Dr. Uwe Schulte, Leader, Global Sustainability Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Science Based Targets (SBTs) for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction are increasingly being discussed, however what they entail in detail is often not well understood.In contrast to a simple incremental approach, targets are considered ‘science-based’, if they aim at carbon reduction in accordance with the internationally agreed global climate change targets. In this blog, we want to give a very brief overview of the approach and its application.
Participate in the 2018 Business Contributions to the Arts Survey
May 21 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The 2018 Business Contributions to the Arts survey, conducted by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, is open until Friday, June 8. Please share your data regarding your organization's support for the arts to help us provide important benchmarking information to the corporate philanthropy and arts communities. The survey should take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete.
Digital Media Predictions for a Post-GDPR World
May 17 | Susan Getgood, President, GetGood Strategic Marketing | Comments (0)
Last week, a business acquaintance made a ballsy prediction on LinkedIn for which he took a fair amount of flak. Posting a comment, I noted that his essential point was not that much of a stretch. Of course, there were nuances to the argument, but a long statement with a bunch of caveats wouldn’t be nearly as interesting or thought-provoking. Predictions have to push at the edges or people won’t pay attention. So, I figured it was time to step onto the ledge and make some predictions.
A Fireside Chat on Impact and Mission Measurement
May 15 | Katharine Bierce, Senior Associate, Digital Content | Comments (0)
As part of staying up to date on corporate social responsibility and nonprofit program management best practices, we sat down for a chat with Jason Saul, Founder and CEO of Mission Measurement, and Alex Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Director of the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR). Here’s what we learned about why it’s important to measure impact, what donors expect, current trends—and common mistakes.
Caremark Decision and Reputational Risk Through #MeToo Glasses
May 15 | Arthur H. Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Elizabeth Bieber, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton | Vanessa Richardson, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton | Comments (0)
Public and private businesses today face many decisions that do not arise from, and have consequences far beyond, solely financial performance. Rather, these decisions are primarily driven by, and implicate, important social, cultural and political concerns. They include harassment, pay equity and other issues raised by the #MeToo movement.
Register to Attend the Excellence in New Communications Awards Dinner and Gala
May 15 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The 2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards Dinner and Gala will be held on the evening of Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in New York. The evening will feature Q&As with the award winners, as well as a special panel on fake news comprising this year's Fellows Choice Award winners. Tickets are available for $95.00 per person. Click on the blog headline to register.