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New Sustainability Research by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group, and the UN Global Compact Sees Collaboration and Board Engagement as Critical to Sustainability Success

Ninety Percent of Executives Agree That Businesses Need to Collaborate to Address the Sustainability Challenges They Face. Eighty-Six Percent Say That the Board Should Play a Strong Role in a Company’s Sustainability Efforts
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BOSTON, January 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The practice of corporate sustainability is moving beyond ad hoc, opportunistic efforts to embrace a more holistic, strategic approach that pursues transformational goals, frequently through partnerships that engage multiple entities, including competitors, suppliers, governments, and NGOs. So says a new global study by MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR), The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the UN Global Compact.

What Moneyball Has To Teach Boards Of Directors


A group of about ten older men sitting around a meeting table were droning on uninspiringly, making their recommendations to the general manager of a baseball team. That scene of the Oakland Athletics scouts in Moneyball reminded me of too many meetings of boards of directors. Most familiar of all was the group’s reliance on the same tired old perspectives, none of which had proven successful in helping to build a championship baseball team.

The Dirty Little Secret About Joining A Nonprofit Board


There are many reasons that people join nonprofit boards. The primary motivation is to do something good for the world. But this post is about the reason that isn't discussed in polite company: "I want to join a board in order to develop business relationships."

Nonprofit Finance Fund 2011 Survey: Engage Your Board Sooner


"The data show that the more financially challenged nonprofit organizations are more likely to engage more deeply with their boards," said Jennifer Talansky, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), in a private interview. Talansky was referring to the results of NFF's 2011 Survey.

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