Notes from the Economist Corporate Citizenship Conference

As should be expected, Jeff Swartz, Timberland CEO, opened the conference with a humble discussion of Timberland’s accomplishments and his perspective on sustainability. Jeff’s honesty, transparency, and personal passion was abundantly visible in every statement he made. Jeff was followed by a panel that included Alex Cummings, Chief Administrative...

I Want To Work At SAS, Too

SAS was just named the best employer in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine in its annual Best Companies to Work for survey. While the award is limited to very large companies, there’s a lot we can all learn. A few facts: SAS is the world’s largest privately held software business, with revenues of $2.3 billion. When Google, an SAS customer, was putting...

Seventh Generation & Transparency 2.0

I’ve received an overwhelming amount of deeply thoughtful feedback about my post on transparency, which recounted a public session on compensation with employees at Seventh Generation. Most of the feedback was sent to me privately and did not appear on my blog. I want to thank everyone who took the time to share their perspectives with me. The comments I...