corporate responsibility

I often get asked how entrenched CSR/corporate social responsibility is in America. Afterall, CSR activities and behavior are an important driver of reputation. From my travels, I used to think that CSR was more deeply embedded in European company thinking but over the past few...

Reputation matters and has grown in importance to companies and their leaders. In a recent article in ABA Banking Journal on the banking industry's reputation, the topic of intangibles came up that I thought was worth emphasizing. Years ago, investors only cared about financial performance but...

Just read Gallup's new State of the American Workplace study which is about employee engagement. Several findings jumped out at me in terms of reputation. Gallup found that approximately 30% of employees are engaged while the remainder (70%) is actively disengaged or just not engaged. When...

My good friend Bob Eccles, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, wrote an article (The Performance Frontier) that just appeared in the Harvard Business Review.  Here is a PDF. I've been extremely interested in his work on integrated reporting for awhile now. What is...

Lately I have been wondering if reputation is going the way of sustainability. Years ago, sustainability and corporate social responsibility was on everyone's agendas in corporate American and around the world. It was hard to distinguish what was the difference between corporate social responsibility, corporate...

Weber Shandwick’s annual calculation of reputation loss – the “stumble rate” – finds that a few more of the world’s largest companies retained their esteemed status as their industries’ #1 most admired company during 2012. This is good news. Each year Weber Shandwick measures the rate...

I was taking a look at the new Harris Poll RQ study that was released this week. Reputations of U.S. companies are always important to review in order to see how companies or sectors are improving while others are declining. The survey has some reptuational...

A new reputation study by Pam Cohen, a behavioral economist for Dix & Eaton, was recently released. It appears that they are looking at various industries and chose the financial sectoras the first one. For this analysis, she drew on over two dozen data sources,...