Leading at the Intersections in 2024: Leading Amid A Changing and Chaotic World

Powell Tate’s report Leading at the Intersections 2024 covers six of the most front-and-center issues that impact businesses across all sectors, including AI, geopolitics and the 2024 elections. See our perspectives on 2024. […]

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COP28 The Road Ahead on Climate Communications

To help make sense of the potential impacts of this year’s COP, our climate experts have developed the advisory COP28: The Road Ahead on Climate Communications in 2024, drawing on insights from across our global network and from on-the-ground at COP28 to provide views for communicators and CSOs. […]

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“Speak Up,” Americans Demand of Corporate Leaders

Our latest national survey “Pulse on America: Public and Employee Opinions on Business and Societal Issues” sheds light on employees’ and consumers’ attitudes on corporate social engagement, the term “woke,” and recent rulings related to affirmative action and LGBTQ+ issues. […]

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The Employee Imperative of ESG

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres declared at COP27 that “we must have zero tolerance for net zero greenwashing” and lawmakers around the world are responding to this call. While global companies are moving quickly to adopt, there is real evidence to suggest that organizations are overlooking an important internal watchdog — their own employees. […]

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Insights, Implications and Eyes on the Future

From geopolitics to cyberattacks to ESG, major trends are shaping our world. We are excited to share the latest perspectives on a variety of critical issues. Unpredictions: Insights into policy, business, tech, media and culture around the world explores these trends and raises some overarching questions for organizations and their leaders to consider. […]

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Davos 2023: Where’s the Gravity Gone?

This year’s World Economic Forum brought together 3,000 government, business, and civil society decision-makers to address major global issues and priorities for 2023. The mood was decidedly mixed, even confused. And yet, there were signs of optimism and urgency to adapt to a rapidly changing, complex world. Read the full report for insights and analysis of this year’s event. […]

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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 Climate Action Roadmap

‘2023 Climate Action Roadmap’ is the fourth and final 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 business transformation opportunity and the broader innovation imperative to achieve a net-zero future and protect vital natural capital in the era of climate change. […]

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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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