Companies See Gun Reform as a CSR Issue: Why Now?
March 22 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
This weekend, Americans will join students in the March For Our Lives to demand that safety and the lives of our young people become a priority. Marchers will call for an end to gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Ever since the horrific murder of students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) School in Parkland, Florida, not only are individuals responding to the MSD students’ call for action, but companies as well.
How Will Blockchain Technology Change Organizational Governance?
March 21 | Lewis Cohen, Partner, Hogan Lovells | Soraya Ghebleh, Law clerk, Hogan Lovells | Comments (0)
Many of the corporate board monitoring costs can be drastically reduced, if not eliminated, by using blockchain to establish trust between directors and shareholders.
GDPR Will Expose Brands That Don’t Care About Their Customers
March 20 | Jeff Pundyk, Chief Strategy Officer and Editorial Director, Techonomy | Comments (0)
On its surface, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has touched off a technical fire drill for American companies operating in Europe. These new data privacy rules, set to take effect in May, have companies scrambling to inventory their data and develop systems and policies that comply. But as challenging as GDPR may be for those working on compliance, the regulations should force a much-deeper appraisal of what values companies apply to their interactions with customers.
Granting to China Made “Easy?”
March 20 | Ted Hart, CEO, CAF America | Comments (0)
The China Overseas NGO Management Law went into effect January 1, 2017. The law requires that foreign NGOs coordinate their efforts with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and provides the framework within which they can continue their activities in the country through two ways: opening a representative office in China or applying for a temporary activity license.
The 2017 Inc. 500 and Social Media: Finding Its Place in the Marketing Mix
March 13 | Nora Barnes, Chancellor Professor of Marketing,Director, Center for Marketing Research, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | Comments (0)
As social media becomes increasingly important to business success, the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth continues to monitor its use. Each year, the Center conducts an in-depth study on the use of social media among Inc. Magazine’s top 500 companies. The names listed represent the fastest-growing, privately owned companies in the United States.
Proxy Proposals on Charitable Contributions Are Rare, but Will We See More?
March 13 | Jeff Hoffman, Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Socially responsible investors have become a bigger part of a company’s ownership. Large funds, such as Vanguard, BlackRock, pension funds and others are exerting their influence for better ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) performance. Various nonprofits are also flexing their muscles. Will the increased scrutiny lead to more proposals on charitable contributions?
Corporate Communications Practices: 2018 Edition
March 08 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Corporate communications teams are being called on to reinforce their company’s reputation in the face of a skeptical public, concludes a report by The Conference Board, Corporate Communications Practices: 2018 Edition. The survey covers more than 100 publicly traded companies.
An interview with David Hoffman, Managing Director of the Conference Board’s China Center
March 07 | Ethan Cramer-Flood, Associate Director, China and Asia Programs, China Center for Economics and Business | David Hoffman, Leader, China Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Market shake-outs – as typical of creative destruction cycles, even those with “Chinese characteristics” – should yield better operating conditions over the longer-term, especially for competitive firms. At this critical juncture, executives need to understand the gamut of potential China exposures facing their companies – both positive and negative – so that they can position their companies to exploit associated opportunities and mitigate risks.