This long-running record heat contributes to an expensive "new normal" for global businesses and national economies, raising the cost due to shifting weather patterns and more extreme heat waves, storms and droughts that can be fueled by a changing climate.
Board service is the perfect opportunity for business people to improve communities and the world, while preparing themselves to be better leaders -- as executives and directors of public company boards.
The pollution of moneyed interests in politics aside, does the political will for reform even exist among the constituency? After all, it was the American electorate that put a business-friendly Congress into office this year.
The next time you hear a great woman utter that crippling phrase, look deep within yourself and then deep into her eyes, and ask her, "What can I do to help?" She's right, alone she isn't doing enough. But together, we have unlimited capacity and that's what it's going to take.
Fresh winds are blowing through both boardrooms and MBA programs these days, stirring up debate about the fundamentals of doing business.
In case you haven't noticed, skills-based volunteering is fast becoming a popular way for companies and their employees to give back. So popular that it's the fastest growing trend in corporate employee engagement.
By the time "trends" get mentioned in new year forecast blog posts, they can be a little more "old" than "news." Though forward motion is always worth celebrating, change usually happens more slowly.
In an age of almost complete transparency, doing good is critical if you want to keep your license to do business. Consumers hesitate to buy from you, but worse, employees won't even apply to your company. How could they
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer an obligation that corporations feel they need to take on, but has become central to the operations of many of the best companies today.
Getting in the door of a major retailer is a big enough goal in and of itself, but when I launched my company, I was working for a triple bottom line. At the end of the day, I didn't just want my ledger to be in the black and growing; I was focused on growing people, planet and profits.
A day when Hasbro empowers all 5,100 of its employees in 33 countries around the world to combine their philanthropic spirit and engage in community service projects that help bring smiles to needy children this holiday season.
We seldom think about how our business might help other businesses, or our communities, networks and industries, much less how our business might grow precisely because of this generosity.
I thought I knew a lot about the nonprofit sector, as it is my chosen profession, but after serving as a judge for the Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good community giving program, I have learned a lot more.
The social contract of doing right by others extends past our individual actions to embrace how businesses behave in their communities, beyond the bottom dollar.
Companies and programs scale because they are successful but scale does no ensure success. In parallel OHW and OHF are both embarking on scaling up their impact. OHW has introduced "viaONEHOPE" and the OHF is working with other consumer product companies through their "Social Impact as a Service (SIAS)" program.
By Mike Barry I have a very simple vision for my career: to change 1,000 companies for the better -- seven simple words that encapsulate a whole ga...