Youth Gets Community-Minded Messages - CSR Minute

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Now that schools are back in full session, messages to engage youth in community-minded initiatives are being promoted through a variety of programs.

Food Companies Support Social Issues Despite Profit Pressures - CSR Minute

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The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples:

CSR and Total Quality Management Combine for Business Success - The Minute

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There’s more evidence that there are definite links between corporate social responsibility and success in business. A recent study finds a clear correlation between better performance and enterprises that combine CSR and Total Quality Management, TQM—that’s the practice that assumes every worker is committed to high standards of performance.

What Does Brexit Mean for UK Energy Policy and Business? - The Minute

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British companies are pressuring Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, to produce a long-term energy policy framework, as soon as possible. BEIS is a new agency formed, post-Brexit, by merging the Department for Energy and Climate Change with the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills.

Workplace Performance Ratings Make a Major Change - The Minute


Performance ratings have been the norm in corporate practice for decades. But now there’s a move to shift from numeric rankings and grading labels toward a more nuanced conversation to evaluate work.

Business Pushes Back Against Discrimination Laws - The Minute

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Bank of America is at the center of an unusual business coalition. Joined by American Airlines, Lowe’s, Facebook, and PayPal and some 90 other national corporations doing business in North Carolina, it is publicly leading corporate arguments for repeal of that state’s new law that forbids municipal ordinances protecting people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Business Builds New Organizational Model Around Teams - The Minute

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Radical changes in the way business is being done today are re-shaping how companies organize themselves. That’s the key finding of a new report by Deloitte, the 2016 Global Human Capital Trends study.

Corporate Boards Take on New Challenges in 2016 - The Minute

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In 2016, corporate boards will be looking at new challenges in managing increasingly diverse and complex risks. The list of issues for boards in the coming year is a daunting one, according to a blog by Institute of Directors Chief Executive Simon Arcus, published on NBR. It includes global economic challenges, the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, international tax reform, changes to audit reporting, rapidly evolving technology, demands for corporate transparency and diversity, and managing stakeholder and shareholder relations.

COP21: Global Financial and Energy Markets Face Economic Shift - The Minute

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A landmark accord. An historic breakthrough. An unprecedented game changer. Those are some of the terms being used to describe the outcome of COP21, and for once, hyperbole seems appropriate. For the first time, nearly every country in the world has signed on to a universal agreement that commits the global community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.

Healthcare Reforms Gain in Education for Nursing, but Diversity Lags - The Minute

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As the Affordable Care Act transforms U.S. healthcare, major changes are under way in nursing. A recent review by the National Academy of Medicine has evaluated progress on recommendations in a 2010 report called “The Future of Nursing.” That report called for revamping nursing education and eliminating barriers that prevented nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training.


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