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23rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference
June 04 - 05, 2019 (Brooklyn, NY)

25th Annual Leadership Development Conference - San Diego
June 06 - 07, 2019 (San Diego, CA)

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Peer Networks

Government Relations Executives Council
The Government Relations Executives Council helps senior executives achieve their primary goals by providing them with the tools and information needed to shape public policy. The council will not be a lobbying or advocacy entity.

CIO Business Council
While many resources exist to help leaders to survive and even thrive in an environment of rapid change, the CIO Council provides a confidential environment where senior executives can share business issues related to IT services and solutions with peers.

Internal Communications Council
The Internal Communications Council will explore strategies to enable its members to be at the cutting edge of what works today, and what they need to prepare for, as they move forward.

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Publications

Campaign Finance Reform Without Law

Given the current legal and political climate, it is time for boards, CEOs, campaign finance scholars, and advocates to look beyond the law when it comes to corporate political spending and its related disclosure.
(Director Notes, December 2018)

Sustainability Practices: 2018 Edition--Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific

Sustainability reporting is still not a uniform practice across the globe and remains sporadic in countries where nonfinancial reporting regulation and stakeholder pressures are absent.

(Key Business Issues, December 2018)

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Webcasts

Economics Watch
December 12, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

The global value chains (GVCs) of tomorrow may differ starkly from the ones we see today. New technologies and economic trends appear to be reorganizing these global production networks in unexpected ways. CPE credit available

Human Capital Watch
December 19, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

Join our December Human Capital Watch webcast as our researchers highlight findings from a new study which examines success-driven leadership approaches in M&A transactions. CPE credit available

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Blogs

Q&A with Daniel Sunderland: Deloitte Chief Auditor’s Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
This Q&A with Daniel Sunderland discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as Chief Auditor at Deloitte. He touches on topics like the influence of the external auditor in the job of the corporate director and the definition of tone at the top. (The Governance Center Blog, December 2018)

Mayo Clinic Communications: Investing in our Talent
As strategic consultants to senior leaders, communicators play a critical role in driving outcomes, which makes it important for communications teams to develop robust employee development plans that suit the needs of the organization. Mayo Clinic begins with identifying accountabilities, establishes required competencies at each level, and tracks career progression tailored to individual employees’ own goals. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, December 2018)

A Case Study in Vitality: How John Hancock Improved Consumer Engagement in Life Insurance
How do you make life insurance fun and engaging for consumers? Brooks Tingle, President and CEO of John Hancock Insurance, spoke at the recent Customer Experience Conference on how John Hancock uses technology and consumer insights to enhance and innovate the customer experience in life insurance. (Consumer Dynamics Center Blog, December 2018)

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