AccountAbility News This feed contains all AccountAbility news. CR Leaders: René Buholzer <p>AccountAbility interviews Ren&eacute; Buholzer, Global Head Sustainability &amp; Head Public Policy Swiss Universal Bank, Credit Suisse.</p> <p>Dr Buholzer discusses Credit Suisse's sustainability efforts and drivers and offers insights into the company's commitment to an economically stable and socially cohesive environment with the aim of achieving long-term success.</p> CR Leaders 26871 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 CR Leaders: Jamal Malaikah <p><span>AccountAbility interviews JamaI Malaikah,&nbsp;President and Chief Operating Officer, at the National Petrochemical Industrial Company (NATPET).</span></p> <p>Mr Malaikah discusses NATPET's sustainability efforts and primary projects in both the environmental and social fields, and offers insights on Saudi Arabia's most pressing sustainability challenges.</p> CR Leaders 25137 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: Dirk Voeste <p>AccountAbility interviews&nbsp;Dirk Voeste, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy at BASF SE.</p> <p>Dr. Voeste discusses BASF&rsquo;s approach to Sustainability, providing insight on the company&rsquo;s stakeholder engagement, supplier evaluation and management practices. He also shares his insights on key sustainability challenges, and how BASF addresses these.</p> CR Leaders 22515 Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: Amy Springsteel <p>AccountAbility interviews Amy Springsteel, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Voya Financial.</p> <p>Ms. Springsteel discusses Voya's approach to Corporate Responsibility (CR), with an emphasis on the company's stakeholder engagement, materiality, employee engagement and social media practices. She also shares her insights on the future direction of the CR field and her advice to CR practitioners.</p> CR Leaders 20879 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 CR Leaders: Mike Barry <p>AccountAbility interviews Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A), Marks &amp; Spencer.</p> <p>Mike discusses the greatest challenges in realizing Plan A, and how Marks &amp; Spencer overcame them. He continues speak about on the importance of partnerships between businesses, NGOs, and multilateral organizations. The interview finishes by looking at how disruptive business models impact the face of business as we know it.</p> CR Leaders 18497 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: KoAnn Skrzyniarz <p>AccountAbility interviews KoAnn Skrzyniarz, founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands&reg;.</p> <p>Ms. Skrzyniarz shares insights on how companies can successfully engage on social media and use it as a tool for internal learning and external engagement. She also discusses the importance of dynamic partnerships in pushing forward successful sustainability initiatives, and much more.</p> CR Leaders 17904 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: Stuart Yasgur <p>AccountAbility interviews Stuart Yasgur, Managing Director, Ashoka Social Financial Services.</p> <p>Stuart discusses Ashoka Financial Services&rsquo; mission, and Ashoka's mission of supporting change makers across the world.&nbsp; He also touches on the vital role that impact investing will play in multiple sectors in the post-2015 world, and much more.</p> CR Leaders 17582 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (Part 2) <p>In the second half of a special two-part CR Leaders Corner, AccountAbility interviews Sir Mark Moody-Stuart on a wide range of issues in the oil &amp; gas and extractives industries, and beyond. AccountAbility is joined by Dr. Assheton Carter, Chair of the AccountAbility Standards Board, among other roles.<br /><br />Part one of the interview can be found <a href="">here</a>.</p> CR Leaders 17036 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (Part 1) <p>In a special two-part CR Leaders Corner, AccountAbility interviews Sir Mark Moody-Stuart on a wide range of issues in the oil &amp; gas and extractives industries, and beyond. AccountAbility is joined by Dr. Assheton Carter, Chair of the AccountAbility Standards Board, among other roles.</p> <p>Part two can be found <a href="">here</a>.</p> CR Leaders 16932 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: David Bresch, Swiss Re <p>AccountAbility interviews Dr. David N. Bresch, Director, Head Sustainability &amp; Political Risk Management at Swiss Re Ltd.</p> <p>David Bresch discusses how innovative insurance approaches can strengthen climate resilience and protect communities; the increasing importance to investors of climate change and sustainability related issues; and Swiss Re's quantitative arguments for proactive investment against climate change.</p> CR Leaders 15274 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 CR Leaders: Paula Luff, Hess Corporation <p>Paula Luff is Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Hess Corporation, a global integrated energy company based in New York City.</p> <p>Luff, who joined Hess in August 2007, established and leads formal Social Responsibility and Philanthropy functions for the company.</p> CR Leaders 13329 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: Anant G Nadkarni <p>AccountAbility interviews Anant Nadkarni, global sustainability expert. Anant Nadkarni has had a distinguished career in the private sector, spending over 35 years with Tata Group, and having experience with multiple international organizations and agencies promoting social responsibility and corporate sustainability.</p> CR Leaders 12678 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: Jose Lopez <p>AccountAbility interviews Jose Lopez, Executive Vice President, Nestl&eacute; S.A., Operations and GLOBE (Global Business Excellence, IS/IT) at Nestl&eacute;.</p> CR Leaders 11857 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders: Curtis Ravenel <p>AccountAbility interviews Curtis Ravenel, Global Head of Sustainability at Bloomberg. As Global Head of Sustainability, Curtis Ravenel leads Bloomberg&rsquo;s sustainability initiatives &ndash; a Chairman&rsquo;s Office effort and the result of his 2006 Bloomberg Global Leadership Forum proposal. The program aggressively integrates sustainability considerations into all firm operations and leverages the Bloomberg Professional Service to evaluate sustainability-related investment risks and opportunities for its 300,000 customers.</p> CR Leaders 10408 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders Corner - Paddy Padmanathan <p>AccountAbility interviews Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power about sustainability challenges and opportunities for the year 2013 and beyond. Paddy Padmanathan is the President &amp; CEO of ACWA Power, a leading developer of privately financed power generation and desalinated water production plants in the GCC and MENA region. Padmanathan is an Engineering graduate of the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and is a professional Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience. He started his career with a British Consulting Engineering practice and through two mergers arrived at Black &amp; Veatch, a major Global Engineering and Construction Company, where upon his departure in 2005, he held the role of Vice President and Corporate Officer. In addition to his executive responsibilities at ACWA Power, Padmanathan serves on the board of directors of several companies, all serving the water and power sectors.</p> CR Leaders 8848 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500 CR Leaders Corner - Shawn Heath <p class="AA-Sub-Title">Steve Rochlin, Director, AccountAbility interviews Shawn Heath, Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer about Duke Energy's sustainability journey. Heath serves as Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Duke Energy. He was named to his position in January 2012, and is responsibe for the company's integrated strategy to operate in a way that is good for people, the planet, and profits.</p> CR Leaders 8123 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500 CR Leaders Corner: Doug Hawkins <p>Using Strategic Engagement to Defuse Crises - An Interview with Doug Hawkins, Vice President, Public Affairs &amp; Policy,&nbsp; Pfizer Nutrition. <br /><br />Managing external issues in complex, global companies can be like a crash course in diplomatic relations.&nbsp; When these issues come up unexpectedly and worse, when several occur simultaneously, they present challenges that can rattle even the most experienced managers.</p> CR Leaders 5752 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders Corner: Witold Henisz <p>Witold (Vit) Henisz has spent the past decade developing a methodology that measures the impact of effective stakeholder engagement. &nbsp;His ground-breaking work offers companies the prospect of determining the value of managing stakeholder opinion in achieving long-term success. &nbsp;Vit&rsquo;s research has been featured in numerous international management and business journals. &nbsp;He&rsquo;s also served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Conference Board and the Eurasia Group. Currently, he&rsquo;s a principal in the political risk management consultancy The Probity Group LLC.</p> CR Leaders 3777 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500 CR Leaders Corner: Bob Langert <p>An Interview with Bob Langert, VP, Sustainability, McDonald&rsquo;s Corporation. Bob Langert joined McDonald&rsquo;s in 1983, beginning his career as a logistics specialist before moving into corporate responsibility.</p> CR Leaders 3320 Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500 CR Leaders Corner: Rob Cameron <p>Rob Cameron is CEO of <a href="">Fairtrade International</a>, the central body that sets Fairtrade standards, develops global strategy, supports producers, and promotes trade justice around the world.&nbsp; Fairtrade is the most widely-recognized ethical label in the world, according to a comprehensive study of 17,000 consumers in 24 countries.</p> CR Leaders 3112 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500 CR Leaders Corner: Adrian Penfold <p>Adrian Penfold joined British Land in 1996, following his time in local government and at the London Docklands Development Corporation. As Head of Planning and Corporate Responsibility at British land, Adrian has dealt with a number of major mixed use development projects in central London, including the award winning Regent&rsquo;s Place in Camden, York House in Westminster and in the City, the Leadenhall Building (&ldquo;the Cheesegrater&rdquo;).</p> CR Leaders 2478 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders Corner: Caroline Roan <p>Caroline Roan proudly wears &ldquo;two hats&rdquo; at Pfizer &ndash; one hat for the company and one for the corporate foundation. She began her corporate responsibility journey focusing on behavioral health, first at Yale University&rsquo;s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, then at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a member of the Foundation&rsquo;s Community Health Team...</p> CR Leaders 1906 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders Corner: Lucy P. Marcus <p>When Stephen Davis of Yale University&rsquo;s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance presented a &ldquo;Rising Star of Corporate Governance&rdquo; award to Lucy P. Marcus last June, he called her the &ldquo;charismatic Anglo-US head of Marcus Venture Consulting, which works with venture capital and private equity funds, institutions and corporations.&rdquo; ...</p> CR Leaders 1904 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders Corner: Badr Jafar <p>Mr. Badr Jafar, Co-Initiator of the Pearl Initiative, is Executive Director of the Crescent Petroleum Group of companies and CEO of Crescent Investments, the Group&rsquo;s non-oil and gas investment company. He is actively involved in business development at Dana Gas PJSC, and is Chairman of Gas Cities LLC, and of Pearl Petroleum.</p> CR Leaders 1908 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders Corner: Carol Atwood <p>Business, Finance, and Media That Matters: A Conversation with Carol Atwood. <span style="font-size: 12px;">Carol Atwood founded&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: none;">Spartacus Media Enterprises</span><a style="text-decoration: none;" href=";iMessageId=124699&amp;sHubId=">&nbsp;</a>to increase the flow of capital to media and education for social change. &nbsp;More recently, she is working to establish new norms in the extractive industry / mining sector&mdash;particularly through consumer education about &ldquo;<span style="text-decoration: none;">eco-gold</span>&rdquo; and the value of recycled gold. </span></p> CR Leaders 1907 Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders Corner: Doug Chia <p>Last summer at the Yale Governance Forum, Doug Chia received a Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award, the last year he would be eligible for the honor granted to &ldquo;global corporate governance professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, activists, or managers.&rdquo;</p> CR Leaders 1909 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 CR Leaders Corner: Jeff Swartz <p>Jeff Swartz wears many hats. In addition to his signature Boston Red Sox cap, he&rsquo;s a self-described &ldquo;third generation entrepreneur&rdquo; at the helm of Timberland, maker of the iconic yellow boot and other outdoor wear; a &ldquo;Prophet CEO&rdquo; who blends capitalism with activism on the belief that &ldquo;profit and purpose belong together&rdquo;; and a social media enthusiast who actively shares his opinions on sustainability and accountability on Twitter.</p> CR Leaders 1910 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400