Shareholder Value vs. Corporate Purpose: Why Choose?

Shareholder Value vs. Corporate Purpose: Why Choose?

By Jane Randel Much has been written about the Business Roundtable’s (BRT) commitment to drive purpose and shareholder value equally. Some thought it was about time, others thought it was too little too late, and still others reminded these large multinational...
The Uncertainty and Trauma of Family Detention

The Uncertainty and Trauma of Family Detention

By Jane Randel In late February 2019, I toured two family immigration detention centers in South Texas—one for women and their children in Dilley and the other for men and their sons in Karnes City—with advocates from Human Rights First. As I met the families held...
Driving Change in the #MeToo Era

Driving Change in the #MeToo Era

By Jane Randel Picture this: You’re a chief communications officer of a major Fortune 500 company on a business trip to Europe, in a room full of American and European colleagues, and upon making a strategic recommendation an American man turns to you and says: “Good...

What Should You Look for in a Social Impact Program?

10 Principles of Social Impact There are no hard and fast rules for success, but using examples of great, public case studies the 10 Principles of Social Impact listed below provide a guide as you look to build or assess your own program.   1. It should be...

Common Language around Sexual Harassment

By Jane Randel This Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is like no other. That’s because sexual assault and sexual harassment are front and center in ways they have never been before. Now that we are more open about these issues, however, there is a new challenge on...
Considering ESG in the Investment Process

Considering ESG in the Investment Process

By Robbie Karp Investors increasingly use Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria to screen investments. Management, boards of directors, investors, customers, and employees often demand that companies not just make profits, but also be good corporate...