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  • What Every Board Member and C-Suite Executive Should Know About Transforming Sustainability into Business Strategy (03.27.17 )

    By Terry F. Yosie A growing number of the world’s largest companies are turning to “sustainability” as a strategic lens to help anticipate and navigate the complexity of the international economy, meet the expanding expectations of a growing global middle class, and manage the heightened risks to their businesses from environmental and social disruptions. As […]

  • Does your Board Lead or Spectate When it Comes to Strategic Transformation? (03.09.17 )

    By Patrick Dailey and Joel Koblentz Transformation is one of the most challenging competencies a board must master. McKinsey & Co. estimates that 70 percent of transformations fail to achieve their objectives. Yet board and management teams instinctively know, change is unavoidable and transformation is compulsory. Companies including Macy’s, JC Penney, The Limited, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, […]

  • Q&A with Katie Paine: How to Prepare for a Trump ‘Tweetstorm’ (03.06.17 )

    By Gary Larkin, Research Associate, The Conference Board As I have researched the impact of social media attacks on public companies— namely the recent campaign by President Trump—I have discovered that good advice is hard to find on this matter. That’s why I reached out to Katie Delahaye Paine, a pioneer in the field of […]

  • Is your board prepared for a Trump Tweet attack? Check again (02.23.17 )

    By Gary Larkin, Research Associate, The Conference Board Governance Center In the first month of the new Administration, companies are facing a risk they didn’t expect: being the subject of one of President Trump’s tweets. While Trump is not the first Commander-in-Chief to use social media to reach constituents, the President is most definitely the […]

  • Which Dodd-Frank rules will stay? Which ones will go? (02.13.17 )

    By Gary Larkin, Research Associate, The Conference Board Governance Center With a flurry of executive orders in his first two weeks in office, President Trump made one thing absolutely clear. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed by Democrats in 2010 will soon be reformed itself by the current Republican majority. But […]