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Grappling with the Challenges of the ‘Purpose Journey’

Columnist Gael O’Brien continues her look at the “purpose journey” and what it can mean for individuals and organizations. While having purpose helps, it also brings obligations. “The dark side of purpose,” she writes, “is that once you start talking about it, you can’t lead wearing blinders because accountability for impact comes with the territory.”

How a Culture of Purpose Can Help Business Thrive

A “culture of purpose” helps a company, writes columnist Gael O’Brien, because it “ignites the talents, aspirations and sense of service of the men and women within the organization who, by how they work together and the impact that results, have the potential to lead a company to become what it is capable of becoming.”

Report: Managing Environmental and Social Risk Helps Create More ‘Valuable’ Enterprise

Companies that invest in the management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks are far better prepared to deal with business “shocks” and can demonstrate to investors a “resilience” that potentially translates into higher stock market valuations, according to a new report by the consulting firm Deloitte.

At Disney and Other Companies, CFOs Help Drive Sustainability

A growing number of chief financial officers are increasingly involved in environmental and social initiatives that not long ago were totally divorced from their company’s income statements or balance sheets. At The Walt Disney Company, CFO Jay Rasulo says combining corporate citizenship with financial oversight “allows us to integrate our work in citizenship with the other financial strengths of the company. And if I’m successful in doing that, I believe I’ll actually create even more value for our shareholders.”

The Ethics of Social Media – Part I: Adjusting to a 24/7 World

You say your company hasn’t had an OMG moment over Facebook ethics? Well, it could be just a matter of time. In the first part of a two-part series, James Hyatt examines how the social media explosion – from email and Facebook to blogs and Twitter – is making a hash of once-resolved issues and creating all kinds of new dilemmas.

Women in the Board Room: Change Comes Slowly

Mounting documentation on the extent of gender inequity has brought with it the attendant media attention that opens boardroom doors. As a result, writes columnist Gael O’Brien, the work of Nominating Committees has been moved into the public domain. Politicians, governments, investors, activist groups and others are saying things have to change.

Survey: Executives Expect More Financial Statement Fraud

A survey of 2,100 business professionals found that more than half (56 percent) think more financial statement fraud will be uncovered this year and in 2011, as compared to the last three years. Financial services was expected by most to be the industry with the greatest percentage increase in financial statement fraud alleged by the SEC during 2010.