Corporate Citizenship in the Global South during COVID-19: Part 1 – Africa
June 18 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
Corporate Citizenship in the Global South During COVID-1: Part 1 – Africa. In Part 1 of this 4-part series, Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, speaks with Dorcas Onyango, Head of Sustainability, Southern & East Africa Business Unit, Coca-Cola, and Ruth Lewin, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Discovery Limited, to learn how their companies are navigating the pandemic and providing critical support throughout the continent.
Insider Trading and 10b5-1 Plans
May 29 | Eileen R. Cohen, Senior Counselor, Abernathy MacGregor, ESG Center Fellow | Comments (0)
Establishing a 10b 5-1 trading plan for high-level employees who have access to material non-public information is a practice that every company should consider instituting, especially since the outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in stock market volatility levels not seen since the 2008 financial crisis and corporate insiders are regularly informed of material non-public information.
Tackling Climate Change – Can Investors and Philanthropists Work Together?
April 30 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
From Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock to the Gates Foundation, leaders from the investment and philanthropic worlds are making public and bold statements about climate change. Paul Washington, head of the ESG Center, speaks with Carl Pope, former Executive Director & Chairman of the Sierra Club and Satyajit Bose, Columbia University Professor about the roles of asset managers and philanthropists in addressing climate change.
How can corporations best support non-profits during COVID-19?
March 31 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
For the nonprofit sector, the disruption from COVID-19 has created a new set of challenges. In addition to the government response, what role should businesses play during this crisis to support charitable organizations and communities most in need? Lindsay Beltzer, Program Manager of The Conference Board’s ESG Center, chats with corporate citizenship and nonprofit leaders on how businesses and nonprofits are coming together and evolving their partnership models in the face of the pandemic.
Turbulent Times: Communications and Sustainability During the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 23 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
Today, we find ourselves in one of the most disruptive periods in modern history. Public discussion about ESG has taken the backseat to surviving and getting through the COVID-19 pandemic. This podcast explores how corporate communications can support your company’s ESG initiatives, and how to use ESG to guide your company through the COVID-19 crisis response.
Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire’ with Rebecca Henderson
March 11 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Business School Professor and author discusses her new book, ‘Reimaging Capitalism in a World on Fire,’ which explores why we need to, and how we can, build a more profitable, equitable, and sustainable capitalism.
A Focus on Climate Change: From BlackRock’s Letter to CEOs to the Davos Manifesto
February 20 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
Dottie Schindlinger from the Diligent Institute interviews with Paul Washington, Executive Director of the Environmental, Social & Governance Center at The Conference Board, about climate change, where it ranks as a priority for CEOs and Directors, and the potential impact of Larry Fink’s letter to CEOs and the Davos Manifesto on corporate disclosures and practices.
Coronavirus Outbreak: The CSR Response
February 18 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
There are over 40,000 cases of coronavirus, concentrated in China, but the outbreak is now reaching over two dozen countries across the globe. A health crisis like this demands a government response, but what is the corporate response? Paul Washington, head of The Conference Board’s Environmental, Social and Governance Center, chats with a team of experts on how corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders worldwide are marshalling resources to respond to this health crisis.
Reclaiming Main Street: SEC hears retail investors’ cries for proxy advisory oversight
February 10 | J.W. Verret, Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University | Comments (0)
As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has initiated proposed reforms to the proxy voting process, retail investors - whose retirement accounts, savings and private investments fuel the markets - have become more aware of the role proxy advisors play in the system. With greater knowledge of proxy advisors’ influence comes greater support among retail investors for increased SEC oversight.
BlackRock's Climate Stance Spurs Advocate Optimism, Corporate Questions
January 30 | | Comments (0)
When Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset management firm announced that he expects companies to consider their business in the context of climate change and that sustainable investments are the way forward, he added to mounting pressures on corporations to address environmental, social, and governance issues, experts and investor advocates said.