Atlanta Communities Show Benefits of Long-Term Collaboration
July 16 | Tony Tapia, Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council | Comments (0)
What can be achieved when businesses, nonprofits, and governments come together to create solutions for local communities? Two examples in Atlanta, City of Refuge and East Lake, are demonstrating how long-term collaboration can deliver benefits across the board.
Is There a Role for Philanthropy in Renewing Democracy?
July 10 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
Has the world of organized philanthropy done everything it can to shore up democratic values and aspirations? A new report details the findings of a symposium of foundations and nonprofit leaders that discussed the role of philanthropy in addressing the deepening cleavages in American society.
NIRI President: Boards Paying More Attention to IROs
July 10 | ESG Center | Comments (0)
Investor relations executives or officers (IROs) are slowly starting to move on to public company boards and into the C-suite, according to Gary LaBranche, president and CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
On Governance: President Trump’s Executive Order and Shareholder Engagement on Climate Change
July 03 | Nell Minow, Vice Chair, ValueEdge Advisors | Comments (0)
There is a great deal of evidence about the increasing sophistication of the assessments that investors, insurers, and others use in applying ESG indicators to evaluate risk and return. The President’s executive order brings the impact of climate change on retirement investments to the fore.
What CSR Can Learn from a Washington Lobbyist
July 02 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How exactly should companies participate in policy development and debate? The corporate sector has influenced policy through government relations for decades, but recently companies have been taking more public positions on policy and social issues. A new book from Tom Sheridan suggests that success comes from working across the aisle.
Report: Director Assessments Are Lacking
July 01 | Rusty O'Kelley, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates | Matteo Tonello, Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
A report by The Conference Board and the ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE finds that some of the largest U.S. companies with well-regarded boards of directors still lack a sophisticated, strategy-driven director performance assessment process.
The Impact of TCJA on Individual Giving and a Plan to Do Something About It
June 25 | Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts | Patrick Rooney, Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy | Comments (0)
Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) reduce the amount individuals give to charity? Research from Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy suggests troubling phenomena that could bring the nonprofit arts sector to a critical tipping point.
On Governance: From Across the Atlantic, Guidance for the SEC’s Oversight of Proxy Advisors
June 24 | Bernard Sharfman, Associate Fellow, R Street Institute | Comments (0)
As the United States’ SEC considers regulation of proxy advisors, it could learn from the United Kingdom’s new proxy advisor regulations that are meant to enhance the precision of proxy advisor recommendations.