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Blog Archives: February 2009

February 27, 2009

Facebook Is… Asking Users to Set Company Policy

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

You don’t have to be younger than 25 to know that Facebook is reshaping the way we communicate. Social networking is now mainstream, and with Facebook’s fascinating decision to open up the terms of use to definition by its users, the company may be reshaping corporate governance the same way it’s reshaped the web. Read more 

Topics: Governance & Accountability, New Media, Stakeholder Engagement

February 11, 2009

Executive Pay: Are We Missing a Broader Point?

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

A recent edition of the Sunday New York Times presented an unintentional debate between two very different perspectives on public and government responses to the recession. Read more 

Topics: Governance & Accountability

February 5, 2009

To Regulate or Not to Regulate: The Human Rights Debate

Diane Osgood, Ph.D.

Are voluntary principles and enforceable mechanisms on corporate accountability for human rights contradictory or complementary? I spoke on a panel last week on this very question as part of the two day semi-annual meeting of the International Human Rights Funders Groups. Read more 

Topics: Human Rights

February 4, 2009

Recent Ink Misses the Point of Corporate Responsibility

Diane Osgood, Ph.D.

Two recent articles—one in the Financial Times and another in the Economist—refer to corporate responsibility as “hot air” and “unsustainability” respectively. The FT article even quotes sustainability consultant Michael Littlefield as saying that some business people consider corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a case of “BDF”—babies, dolphins, and forests. Read more 

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February 1, 2009

Davos: The Last Day

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Davos closes each year with a lunch at the Schatzalp Hotel, on the outdoor terrace overlooking an idyllic Alpine valley (and some very tempting ski runs). The view inspires tranquil optimism. Read more 

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January 31, 2009

Goings-On at Davos Day Three

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

This year’s Davos is increasingly the Marvin Gaye event: Everyone is walking around asking, “What’s going on?” Read more 

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