Buy-Backs: Pitchforks, Then A Rethink

We’re going to want to reach for the pitchforks as we watch baggage-charging, space-squeezing airlines get a chunk of taxpayers’ money as part of the Covid-19 stimulus package, with very few strings attached. Particularly so after a decade of airlines shipping cash out the door in share ...

How CEOs Talk About the Long-Term

When presenting to investors, CEOs need to go deeper than just telling a good marketing story. Institutional investors want to hear more from CEOs about how they are positioning their company to succeed in the long-term. CEOs need to demonstrate that the company’s leadership understands how long-t...

Engage, Don’t Turn Your Back

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) has always existed to encourage companies to do more, do better. The goal of our Strategic Investor Initiative is to add bandwidth to the communications between CEOs and investors, so investors have access to a broader range of information they need to m...

7 questions every CEO should be able to answer

This article first appeared on The World Economic Forum.  Companies are being asked by both investors and customers to better articulate their plans for making a profit and doing so in a way that doesn’t damage the planet. These demands are taking on new urgency as the impl...

Getting to know you: ESG, Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability

This article first appeared on LinkedIn. Brian Tomlinson and Mike Krzus’ report, The Method of Production of Long-Term Plans, can also be viewed for full coverage of the topic. Four thoughts for better long-term focused disclosures Communicating new topics to investors ofte...

Leading Businesses Embrace New Role: Creating Long-Term Value Through Purpose

This article appeared first in the National Association of Corporate Directors’ blog, BoardTalk. Board members don’t need another tome outlining the uncertain times in which their companies find themselves. What they need is a road map to guide their companies in sustainable value creation, ...

How Purpose and Culture are Driving Sustainable, Long-Term Growth and Profitability

CEOs from institutional investor firms BlackRock and State Street released their annual guidance to companies on practices they “believe will drive sustainable, long-term growth, and profitability.” These letters were issued amidst widespread cynicism, both socially and economically, while anxio...

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