We are in a moment. The moment of Time’s Up and #MeToo. The moment of women’s marches. The moment of Harvey Weinstein and Justice Kavanaugh. The moment when more women than ever before have been elected to public office. It’s also the moment when investors have an historic opportunity to become a powerful force for advancing gender equality across the globe.
What kind of leader can move companies toward better social and environmental performance? Research has shown that evaluating certain individual traits can help identify the leaders of tomorrow who will have the tools to address the serious sustainability challenges businesses face today.
Three women board members at Cisco named to WomenInc.’s 2018 list of the Most Influential Corporate Directors
When we are surrounded by difference, we are better. We know diversity amongst board members, leaders, and teams has impact at scale. California recently became the first state to require public companies to have women on their board.
At Cisco, we were co-founded by a woman and have had women on our board for more than 22 years. Currently, we have three women serving on our board.
In the United States, the Pan-Asian population—whose 32-plus ethnic groups include Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese—is expected to triple to 40 million in the next 40 years. Ascend serves this population as the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. It reaches out to 60,000 people with leadership programming for all career levels and initiatives like its annual Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) awards for mentorship, leadership, and board service.
I’m excited to announce that we have just released the agenda for Ethical Corporation’s 18th Responsible Business Summit Europe (10-12 June 2019). Download your newly released brochure here: http://1.ethicalcorp.com/LP=21639
The recent IPCC and WWF reports paint a stark picture, our planet is on the brink of an irreversible collapse. Coupled with increasing societal pressures, rapid innovations and changes in technology pose turbulent and challenging times ahead.
On August 24, 2018, Andrew J. Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, delivered the Convocation Address at Loyola University Chicago to 3,250 students and 250 faculty members.
Over a couple of years, major divestiture, significant acquisitions, several CEO turnovers, and more took place at a company. The EHS leader found three core principles that helped her though this tumultuous period.
Read her blog at Antea Group to find out how she weathered the storm and found her safe harbor, helping her organization build a stronger EHS system.