Purpose Decoded Forecast: 2023 Sustainability Agenda

‘2023 Sustainability Agenda’ is the third installment of our ‘Purpose Decoded Forecast’ series on the global trends shaping the environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda in 2023. Our global Sustainability Task Force spoke to a range of experts to better understand the future of sustainable business and where leaders should focus to accelerate progress. […]

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Purpose Decoded Forecast: 2023 ESG Disclosure Landscape

‘2023 ESG Disclosure Landscape’ is the second installment of our ‘Purpose Decoded Forecast’ series on the global trends shaping the environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda in 2023. Our global Sustainability Task Force spoke to a range of experts to better understand why ESG disclosure matters and how alignment to relevant and reliable disclosure practices can help advance ESG as a strategic business driver. […]

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Purpose Decoded Forecast: 2023 ESG Outlook

‘2023 ESG Outlook’ is the first installment of our ‘Purpose Decoded Forecast’ series on the global trends shaping the environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda in 2023. Our global Sustainability Task Force spoke to a range of experts to discuss how CEOs and corporate leaders should define ESG strategically to drive business performance and impact. […]

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Leading at the Intersections 2023

Powell Tate’s report, Leading at the Intersections 2023 provides our clients with actionable insights on some of the biggest issues of the moment, what to be watching for in 2023, as well as some of our best thinking from the past year. […]

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COP27: Net Zero’s Greenwashing Reckoning and Communications Implications

While many hoped this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) would catalyze global momentum towards addressing the increasingly dire predictions of our warming climate, the outcome was once again flawed yet consequential for our world and our organizations — with clear implications for corporate communicators. […]

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How Brands Can Support Mental Health — Both In and Out of the Workplace

Employees and consumers are increasingly looking to businesses to help address societal issues, including mental health. 83% of respondents in a recent June 2022 Weber Shandwick/KRC Research poll said it is important for companies to prioritize mental health and wellness of employees. This article explores ways in which businesses and brands can get involved. […]

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Modernizing America’s Infrastructure and How Companies Can Begin to Prepare

Across America, the “Infrastructure Decade” is upon us. The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will impact almost every industry and community across the nation. Companies should assess how they plan to navigate the business and communications opportunities surrounding the government funding. […]

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A Six Country Survey: Public and Employee Expectations of Business Amid War In Ukraine

Our Geopolitical Strategy & Risk Group, in partnership with KRC Research, conducted a public opinion poll in six countries to uncover how the public and employees expect business leaders to take action amid the war in Ukraine, as well as long-term geopolitical issues. […]

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The Freedom to Speak Freely

It is one of the many ironies of our age that we constantly hear calls for national “conversations” about the great issues of the day, and then have only to wait nanoseconds before the calls are overwhelmed by outrage as soon as the discussion begins. Under the circumstances, it seems fair to ask if we have freedom of speech if we’re disinclined to speak freely? […]

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Combating Misinformation is Every Brand’s Purpose

What is the responsibility of a brand for tackling misinformation about fast-moving cultural and policy issues? And just as importantly, who needs to be at the table when brands decide what their role should be in these conversations? These are the questions many brands are confronting — and will continue to demand attention from the C-suite in 2022 and beyond. […]

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Evolution of the C-Suite in 2020: Top 8 Trends

The events of 2020 — from managing through a global pandemic to weathering an economic downturn and backslide on global development, navigating through a reckoning on racial equity and experiencing the growing impacts of climate change — have tested the C-Suite like no other time
in recent memory. […]

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Powell Tate’s report, Leading at the Intersections 2023, provides actionable insights on some of the biggest issues of the moment, what to be watching for in 2023, plus some of our best thinking from the past year.