New 21 Percent Excise Tax on Nonprofit Executives: Does It Impact My Corporate Foundation?
May 15 | Lindsay Mason, Corporate Philanthropy Director, Council on Foundations | Comments (0)
As companies file their 2018 taxes, several corporate philanthropic leaders have contacted the Council on Foundations with concerns surrounding the new excise tax. As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Section 4960 of the bill imposes a 21 percent excise tax on highly-paid executives of nonprofit organizations.
Georgia Power Partnership with Purposity Lets Employees Meet Local Needs
May 14 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Are you using technology effectively to engage employees in community programs? A partnership between Georgia Power and Purposity is showing how disruptive technology can be used to boost the long-held practice of community engagement.
Latest Research from the ESG Center
May 14 | ESG Center | Comments (0)
During the last month, The Conference Board ESG Center released five pieces of research that cover corporate board practices among Russell 3000 and S&P 500 companies, business media perspectives on the director’s job description, the idea of extending ethical business principles to digitalization, how ESG raters miss rating governance and how standardized social outcomes can measure the impact of societal investments.
On Governance: Beware Directors, Your Seat May not be Safe
May 07 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
One year after activist shareholders won 65 board seats in a record-breaking first quarter on the way to 160 for all of 2018, corporate directors continue to lose seats at a pretty good clip in 2019. And institutional investors are leading the way.
Driving Continuous Improvement for The Allstate Foundation
May 07 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Is a lack of benchmarking capabilities hampering you from pursuing continuous improvement and innovation in your social impact measurement? With a corporate culture that values data and benchmarking, The Allstate Foundation was lacking a data-driven social impact measurement framework that aggregated metrics across its entire portfolio. The Impact Genome Project helped the organization update its metrics and devise an outcomes-based social impact measurement and reporting strategy.
Q&A with Ralph Ward: Boardroom INSIDER Publisher’s Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
May 01 | Ralph Ward, Publisher, Boardroom INSIDER | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Ralph Ward discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as a business media and corporate governance executive. He gives his views on such topics as who owns tone at the top and directors’ ideal characteristics.
Q&A with Jeff Cunningham: Chief Executive Editor at Large Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
April 24 | Jeff Cunningham, Editor at Large, Chief Executive | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Jeff Cunningham discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as a business media and corporate governance executive. He touches upon topics such as transparency of information discussed in board meetings and the importance of diversity in the boardroom.
Moody's Injects Data-Driven Focus to Nonprofit Evaluation and Reporting
April 23 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Are your social impact measurement efforts providing useful results? If not, it might be time to up your game. Moody's reinvented its CSR approach to mirror the company’s global footprint, be authentic to its culture, and align with its businesses. In doing so, the company engaged the Impact Genome Project to assess the Moody’s Foundation’s grant portfolio for alignment with its focus areas.