Reputation Management

 
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Are You Already Talking the Walk of Your Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results?

With the publication of Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) data in the Bloomberg terminal, companies can now better combine their perceived and actual sustainability performance, and compare it with their peers’ position. The outcome drives more efficient communication and helps sharpen the sustainability program; whether it is to accelerate actual performance on specific issues or to better to leverage sustainability leadership through alignment of communication.
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Methodology Changes for the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

On March 30th, RobecoSAM will open its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment: the base for selecting the best-performing companies for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). More than 3,200 eligible companies have received an invitation to participate in the 2017 DJSI assessment.To prevent surprises, participating companies are advised to take note of the announced changes for this year’s methodology, before deep-diving into the questionnaire.
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Effective Partnering: Learning from the Past

As circularity is becoming a topic of interest with larger corporations around the globe, a question that emerges is how they can develop the necessary innovations to fuel the circular economy. With 68 percent of the top 100 companies from the Forbes Global 500 already engaging with start-ups in one form or another, fast-forwarding the development of dearly awaited innovations is definitely not a new challenge. INSEAD and 500 Startups conducted a research study based on the world's 500 biggest public companies that highlights what we can learn from past corporate experiences.
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Customer Case: Improving Ratings Performance at Royal Ahold

AholdDelhaize (formerly Royal Ahold NV), is globally one of the largest retailing groups based in the Netherlands, Belgium and active in the United States and across Europe.
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Customer Case: Spurring Innovation with Telenet Idealabs

Telenet launched its Telenet Idealabs accelerator and growth program in Antwerp in 2014 to facilitate startups getting a head start.
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Put Your Mouth Where Your Shareholder’s Money Is

As a growing share of a company’s value is locked into intangible assets, investors are making more and more use of extra-financial indicators to determine a company’s health and investment potential. However, only few CEOs are being evaluated on this type of metrics when it comes to their annual performance reviews.
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Mobilizing Your Board on Materiality Today

Many corporate practitioners are rethinking how to do an even better job of making sustainability an indispensable topic on the board agenda. One sure-fire and appropriate way of doing this, is turning your materiality matrix into a colorful kaleidoscope. The DJSI questionnaire clearly underpins the importance of Materiality as it has evolved into an independent criterion.
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Is Volkswagen the Lance Armstrong of the Car Industry?

The revelations of Volkswagen manipulating emissions tests show how fibbing with one’s impact on society can lead to big legal and reputational consequences. Apparently, the German automaker deemed the upside of selling large numbers of cars more attractive than the risk of getting caught with fraudulent software. The story brings back memories of Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France victories – titles that were pulled back after he was caught using doping. What lessons can be learned from the Volkswagen debacle?
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3 Reasons Why Companies Should Start an Accelerator

Corporate accelerators are hot business. Every self-respecting enterprise seems to have initiated a creative hotbed where starting entrepreneurs are coached in making their young businesses a success. Google and Microsoft are obvious candidates to step into startup acceleration, but what about corporations such as Telefónica, Volkswagen and Barclays? Is there a real business case behind these endeavors or is it just a short-lived hype that will be over in a few years?
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Excelencia empresarial in Madrid: Corporate Excellence Centre

The Spanish Corporate Excellence Centre for Reputation Leadership came together on March 18th in Madrid to explore ways to strenghten the link between sustainability and corporate reputation. Illustrated by the Torres case, Finch & Beak' managing partner Jan van der Kaaij showed the members the opportunities and challenges.
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