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.
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.
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.
Water is in Peril: What We Need to Know about SDG 6
June 18 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Water is a precious commodity, but it's in danger. The UN has cautioned that Sustainable Development Goal #6, which seeks to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030, is not on track. Companies need to help not only manage their own water use and discharge, but to also be a catalyst for change.
Pledging 1 Percent to Charity Made Easy For Companies
May 22 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
If you were the founder or CEO of a start-up company or later-stage firm, would you be willing to pledge 1 percent of your equity to charity? Building a purpose-based company from the beginning can be difficult without cash or profit, but pledging 1 percent of your equity is a quick and easy way to get started. Pledge 1% is a global on-line movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and stages to do just that.
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.
Balancing Act: Digital Progress and Responsibility
April 23 | Anuj Saush, Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
With government regulation lagging, technological outcomes depend on how businesses develop and apply them. It’s important that companies fill that gap by complementing their digital transformation journey with a governance arrangement that drives ethics and builds trust.
New Research Analyzes Standardized Social Outcomes
April 04 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Do you have a firm grasp of the outcomes your societal investments are achieving, or are you still counting inputs and outputs? New research from The Conference Board, in collaboration with the Impact Genome Project and supported by Moody's, uses standardized metrics to measure social outcomes, enabling companies to more effectively report and benchmark the performance of their societal investments. Being able to compare social outcomes helps companies make smarter societal investments.