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Policy Brief


Fiscal Health

Rebuilding Corporate Leadership: How Directors Can Link Long-Term Performance with Public Goals

This report, published in 2009, examines how efforts to build public trust and long-term value have coalesced to encourage many large, global corporations to pay greater attention to their longer-term interests by striking a balance between short-term commercial pursuits and such societal concerns as the environment, labor standards, and human rights. The report also explores how all corporate boards could take a more active part in considering such issues and improving the reporting of financial and non-financial measures of corporate performance broadly conceived. In our view, directors could do more with their current authority to motivate management leaders to greater innovation, and to support management in finding long-term value solutions to the numerous economic and societal pressures they face.


Date Published
February 18, 2009

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