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During the US Presidential campaign, the then-candidate Donald Trump consistently touted his business credentials as an asset for how he would be successful as the nation’s Chief Executive. We have now experienced the Trump administration for over 60 days, and it is interesting to assess the manner in which he is governing compared to what we know to be the tenets of successful corporate leadership. Leaving aside any perceptions about the policy ideas expressed by the administration, it is curious...
On March 15 we jointly hosted a webinar with Sustainable Brands titled "Purposefully on Purpose: How Purpose Can Build More Societal Trust in Business." The degree to which brands are embracing Purpose is growing and revolutionizing what a company can and should stand for. Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan, moderated an insightful discussion with three remarkable thought leaders: James Morris, Director, GlobeScan: James presented key insights from a global consumer study on understanding, expectations and opportunities for Purpose. KoAnn Skrzyniarz,...

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In the wake of a new political landscape, it seems more timely than ever to have an important conversation about the interaction of business and society in today’s world, and the increasingly blurred lines between the two. For one, the U.S. presidential election in 2016 might have created the perfect storm for a number of global companies with headquarters in the U.S. to take on bigger social and political stances than they have been accustomed to because of mounting customer,...
The trust deficiency that many businesses are facing is an underlying threat to their license to operate, that also undermines the reputation equity. Trust has become such a critical strategic issue that it needs to be fully integrated as part of risk management, and this evolution has reshuffled the cards for corporate affairs practitioners. Managing trust risk requires a better understanding of the meaning of trust as a concept, and of its core components in order to deliver a holistic strategy...
At the GreenBiz 17 conference held in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb 14-16, 2017, GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter shared some new data from the 20th annual GlobeScan Radar program, the global public opinion study tracking societal views and expectations of business by consumers across over 20 countries. This annual survey measures and understands citizens’ expectations, attitudes and perceptions of business and its role in society. In the full video of Chris' plenary below, where he also drew on findings from the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey, hear how...
The trust deficiency that many businesses are facing is an underlying threat to their license to operate, that also undermines the reputation equity. Trust has become such a critical strategic issue that it needs to be fully integrated as part of risk management, and this evolution has reshuffled the cards for corporate affairs practitioners. Managing trust risk requires a better understanding of the meaning of trust as a concept, and of its core components in order to deliver a holistic strategy...

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The events of 2016 have underscored just how volatile, complex and ambiguous the world is today. Drawing on insights that we have collected around the world from thousands of interviews and engagements with stakeholders and consumers, we take a look at the global shifts that will continue to shape the world for leadership organizations in 2017.   A Polarized World History now confirms that we live in a fractured world with people polarized in their views on many issues and...
The trust deficiency that many businesses are facing is an underlying threat to their license to operate, that also undermines the reputation equity. Trust has become such a critical strategic issue that it needs to be fully integrated as part of risk management, and this evolution has reshuffled the cards for corporate affairs practitioners. Managing trust risk requires a better understanding of the meaning of trust as a concept, and of its core components in order to deliver a holistic strategy...
This article was originally published in Communication Director, the official partner magazine of the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD). Trust has never been so high on a company’s agenda and this is for good reason. Trust in business has become a scarce commodity. The stakes are high and risks well-known: disruption in the stakeholder eco-system, loss of reputation, and potential financial turmoil. Continue reading this article in Communication Director, the official partner magazine of the European Association of Communication Directors...

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This article was originally published on CSR Europe's Enterprise 2020 blog. The events of 2016 have underscored how volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous the world is today. Indeed, from the election of Donald Trump in the United States to Brexit to a range of corporate and political scandals across the world makes our VUCA world feel that much more difficult to navigate, especially given our acute economic, environmental and social challenges we face. But we must continue to rally to look...

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