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Developing Outstanding Performance in Boards of Directors

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For today’s boards of directors to become truly effective in fulfilling their obligations, they must insist upon the presence of robust partnerships between themselves and their companies’ executives. By working in concert with their respective executive teams to address the critical issues of vision, impact and intimacy, they can create the frameworks necessary for ensuring that […]

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The Case for Mission Driven Business

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In 1970, economist Milton Friedman wrote a now-famous article for the New York Times Magazine entitled “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Profits.” Today, businesses are proving Friedman wrong. Whether it’s called altruism, social responsibility, or strategic philanthropy, businesses have learned that combining enlightened self-interest with support for social causes makes business sense.

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