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Report from the Field: Suzano’s Ecofuturo Institute Conserves Brazilian Forest and Builds Upon Local Community
April 29 | Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This report from the field reveals how Suzano's and Ecofuturo Institute's long-term commitment to socioenvironmental responsibility in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest is paying off.
The Plastic Waste Challenge – BASF’s Business Response
April 14 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
In this episode Lars Kissau, SVP Global Strategic Business Development at BASF’s Petrochemical division explains the business thinking behind their commitment to scale up chemical recycling with the aim of becoming a significant source of recycled virgin plastic production.
How Boards Can Get Human Capital Management Right in Five (Not So) Easy Steps
April 13 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Rebecca L. Ray, PhD, Executive Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
At the outset of the pandemic, employees were the top priority of boards, second only to continued liquidity. That focus intensified during the social unrest following the death of George Floyd. Now, the SEC’s new disclosure rules on human capital management (HCM) could further reinforce the focus on workers — at least temporarily.
Medtronic: Company’s Corporate Citizenship and the CEO Partnering for Social Change
April 12 | Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
A fireside chat between Medtronic Chairman and CEO Geoff Martha and Medtronic Foundation President Paurvi Bhatt reveals Martha's insights for how corporate citizenship executives can more effectively work with their CEOs and members of the C-Suite.
Chemical Recycling – the Silver Bullet for our Plastic Waste Challenge?
April 01 | Let's Talk Sustainable Business Podcast | Comments (0)
Lars Kissau, SVP Global Strategic Business Development at BASF’s Petrochemical division joins The Conference Board’s Uwe Schulte in this latest episode of this podcast series. Lars and Uwe explore the pros and cons of converting mixed and possibly contaminated plastic waste back into original oil and then producing new virgin plastic materials from it.
Six Questions for Boards to Ask after SolarWinds
March 15 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This month the Administration made cybersecurity “top priority,” elevating it as “an imperative” across government (https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/NSC-1v2.pdf). Cybersecurity is also an urgent priority for corporations. Here are six questions boards should ask management following the SolarWinds hack, "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen."
The Future of Corporate Governance
February 04 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
John Wilcox, Chairman Emeritus at Morrow Sodali, is one of the most recognized and respected figures in corporate governance in the world. In his book, The Evolution of Corporate Governance, he provides a real-time picture of how governance evolved over the years through a collection of essays and articles he has written during his distinguished career.
Corporate Giving Looks to be Strong in 2021
January 26 | Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The results of a survey conducted by the ESG Center of 102 public and private companies with median revenues of more than US $28 billion reveals that respondent companies' response to COVID-19 and racial injustices pushed 2020 corporate contributions to unprecedented levels.
HCA Healthcare: Company’s Corporate Citizenship and Human Resources Partnering for Social Change
January 25 | Tony Tapia, Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council | Comments (0)
A conversation between Tony Tapia and CSR and HR executives at HCA Healthcare reveals how a partnership between these two business functions can benefit companies, their employees, and the communities they support.