We are witnessing a new development in the Brands Taking Stands movement. States, led by California, are defining themselves as “brands” by adopting definitive positions on social and political issues that are intertwined with business issues such as corporate governance.
Author: John Howell
The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals.
The socially responsible investment industry is exploding. By any measure, the growth is exponential, and increasing rapidly. The reasons are straightforward -sustainable investing is increasingly seen as a superior methodology to manage risk and drive returns.
Behind the unending stream of headlines about executive malfeasance, there’s a lot of thought and action going on in progressive quarters about how to improve leadership training so that business can perform better.
Global food and beverage companies are acquiring healthier brands to reposition their offerings as more health conscious, often complete with environmental side benefits.
Critics argue that like publishers, tech “distributors” are responsible for the content they carry. Companies argue that it is not their right or duty to censor third-party content.
Salesforce CEO Benioff’s reasons for social activism are based in a fundamental belief that as “political leaders become weaker, chief executives have to become stronger.”
Maintaining a focus on the bottom line while managing a fundamental transformation of the company’s legacy DNA is a remarkable achievement.
No company looking to its future viability can afford to avoid making choices—and statements—about what it stands for while avoiding pitfalls and misguided actions.
At the all-day conference, a select group of 150 expert practitioners will discuss how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing, now and in the future.
S&P Global Rating’s analysis of 10 years of earning call transcripts finds that the terms “climate” and “weather” were among the most frequently mentioned terms by S&P 500 executives.