Management

ICYMI! - In Case You Missed It! The latest news from the Erb Institute

A New B-Annual Publication for the Business Sustainability Professional
Article

The University of Michigan’s Erb Institute launches new bi-annual publication – ICYMI!

ICYMI! is a business-focused publication sharing the work of the Erb Institute. In this and future publications, we will share how our research, teaching and engagement are providing ideas and frameworks that will help businesses move forward in meeting their sustainability challenges. We invite you to have a look inside and see how our work is helping to move the needle on business sustainability.

Responsible Investing: Past, Present and the Next 25 Years

Insights from the President of Parnassus Investments
Article

By Benjamin E. Allen, President, Parnassus Investments and a portfolio manager for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund

As President of Parnassus Investments, I often think about what responsible investing might look like over the coming decades. The future is anchored in the past, so I believe the best way to begin an answer to this question is with a look back at the early years of responsible investing.

The Origins of Values-Based Investing

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Bridge Generational Differences in the Workplace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
Blog

A 60-something instructor at a major university was working on a project with an undergraduate student. The student complimented the instructor on her proficiency with technology. The student thought he was paying a compliment to the instructor. The instructor was offended because she believed the implication was that her skills were good “for someone her age,” playing into the stereotype that all Baby Boomers struggle with technology. Little did the student know that the instructor serves on the boards of several technology companies and is a former CEO of a tech company.

Registration Now Open for Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy, a five-month program culminating in a Leadership Summit, will prepare corporate citizenship professionals to lead teams and colleagues to a new level.
Press Release
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is pleased to open the registration period for its Leadership Academy, an engaging and action-oriented corporate citizenship program.

Registration Opens for Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Management Intensive

The Management Intensive provides tools and skills for managers looking to advance good corporate citizenship performance throughout their company
Press Release
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. August 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is pleased to open registration for its Management Intensive, a deep-dive into corporate citizenship best practices with a strong focus on managerial responsibility.

System Change Opportunity in the Corporate Sector

By Frank Dixon
Blog

System change is by far the most important sustainability issue in the corporate sector. Climate change and virtually every other major environmental and social issue only can be resolved through systemic changes at the sector and overarching system levels. Companies proactively involved in system change are the true sustainability leaders. Like current sustainability leaders, they will attain many financial and competitive benefits. This article summarizes the system change opportunity in the corporate sector and how companies can capitalize on it.

Celebrating the Small Wins: Three Quality of Lifehacks for Improving Employee Recognition

By: Quality of Lifehacks
Blog

One of the most powerful – and least expensive – ways companies can improve employee engagement and commitment is to say a simple “thank you”. The top reason Americans leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated, according to Gallup. Employees, in another study, were asked what leaders could do to improve engagement, 58 percent replied, “give recognition,”

Agile Organizations: The Balance of Speed and Stability

By: Marie-Hélène Sicard
Blog

The past few decades have seen unprecedented changes in technology and society. In fact, it seems that in business, the only constant is change.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Handling Vacation Season at Work

By: Quality of Lifehacks
Blog

Vacations are essential for improving employee quality of life. A major U.S. longitudinal study of 12,000 middle-aged men found that taking an annual vacation is associated with reduced risk of death due to heart disease. Vacations also improve employee performance. Iowa State University economics professor Wallace Huffman found vacations can boost productivity as much as 60 percent for up to two months following the vacation.

Dear Financial Services CEO: Where are the Women?

Article

 by Kathleen McQuiggan, Senior VP, Global Women’s Strategies, Pax World and Managing Director, Pax Ellevate Management, LLC

For an industry that prides itself on mastering risk management, finding value and uncovering arbitrage opportunities, I think the financial services sector is falling flat. Why? Because most firms are overlooking one of the biggest investment opportunities ever: women.

Pages

Subscribe to Management