Author Archives: jeffhoffmanassociate

Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk

Whatever the cause of a reputational hit, boards are liable to be held accountable and can mitigate their own reputation risk by diligently asking the right questions about the company’s ESG and CR strategies, practices, risk management, crisis preparedness, and … Continue reading

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Two Companies Collaborate around Shared Desired Outcome to Build the Workforce of Tomorrow

First published on The Conference Board Giving Thoughts Blog on November 30, 2016 We often talk cross-sector collaboration, but we don’t often hear about companies working together to solve a social problem. CH2M and Dow are doing just that. Interestingly, they count … Continue reading

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“Abundance & Disruption during an Exponential Era”

Peter Diamandis is one smart, forward thinking and amazing guy.  He is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Top Gun pilot: Risk and Opportunity

Green Hasson and Janks hosted their third nonprofit conference in Los Angeles.  The theme this year focused on their recent report on Nonprofit Risk: Opportunities and Challenges in a High-Risk World.  The keynote speaker was Art de la Cruz, COO … Continue reading

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How CSR Magic Helped Make Shanghai Disney Resort Possible

Today Shanghai Disney Resort opens to the world. From afar, the $5.5 billion project looks spectacular and I congratulate all of my friends and colleagues who have worked to make this a reality.  It’s been a 15 plus year journey, … Continue reading

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The Third Wave. A book by Steve Case

A fascinating and must read book.  It clearly lays out the technology revolution by illustrating where we have been, where we are now and where we will be going in the future.  But this is more than a book on … Continue reading

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Restoring 1 Million Acres in the Mississippi River Basin

Today is earth day and on Wednesday I met the most interesting woman who is working to restore one million acres in the Mississippi River Basin, North America’s Amazon.  This area is the third largest water shed on earth.  It … Continue reading

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