Resistance to ESG Is Not a Solution
In this post-COVID period, everyone continues to be focused on revenue stability and avenues to new growth, infrastructure revitalization, resilience building and a host of risk-reduction measures. However, Art Stewart makes his case for Private Company Director magazine that avoidance or pushback on ESG integration is not only strategically unsound — given the expanding legal, regulatory and risk liabilities — but also irresponsible from a governance and fiduciary perspective.
October 23, 2023.

ESG and the Long Arc of Corporate Integrity
ESG is the new embodiment of the fuller arc of Corporate Integrity practice. From the old CSR we move into the newer, broader ESG, now maturing and becoming embedded in the due diligence and analytical mindset of the investor, audit, CFO, risk management class. Art Stewart notes that “CSR”, “sustainability”, TBL (triple bottom line) and all the other axioms are insufficient to convey the changed place now held for ESG in corporate lifecycle management and value creation.
May 25, 2021.

The Smart Business Case for Supply Chain ESG
The business case for Supply Chain ESG as the new pathway to strategic competitive advantage has become self-evident. How will your organization capture the opportunity that is before you? In this post, Art Stewart articulates SIP's Responsible Sourcing initiative.
September 2, 2019.

Are Your Customers Requiring You to Use ISO Standards?
A guest article by SIP teammates for the IMEC (Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center) blog: Alec Alessandra, former John Deere Executive, former IMEC Board Member and SIP Senior Strategist - and Robert Pojasek.
June 14, 2019.

Gaining New Competitive Capabilities: A Next-Gen Model for Supply Chain ESG
How do supply chain leaders navigate the complex risk terrain that is now overlaid with increasing scrutiny regarding their ESG policies, operations and employee behavior? By implementing a next-generation operating model that delivers order and discipline to compliance requirements. This post is the second in a series by Robert Pojasek and Art Stewart articulating SIP's Responsible Sourcing initiative.
May 16, 2019.

Codes of Conduct and Supplier Self-Determination in the Era of Supply Chain Auditing
With mounting pressure in meeting oversight expectations and navigating the expanding risk landscape, suppliers and auditors could employ a different concept with a range of conformance services that are not available through Sedex or other organizations. This post is the first in a series by Robert Pojasek and Art Stewart articulating SIP's Responsible Sourcing initiative.
May 7, 2019.

Conscious CEO Awakenings: Human Capital Issues Catching Up
This post launches a new series over the coming months, “Conscious CEO Awakenings”, in which Art Stewart will share perspectives from the field along with research and trend analysis for CEOs on their road to business and leadership transformation.
October 5, 2018.

The Widening Divide to Transforming Business Value
A blog post that originally appeared on the web site of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA) as part of a series that Art Stewart authored in his role as a CRA Blogger.
August 28, 2018 (originally posted December, 2014).

Complex Dynamics Moving Supply Chain Concerns Front and Center
A blog post that originally appeared on the web site of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA) as part of a series that Art Stewart authored in his role as a CRA Blogger.
August 28, 2018 (originally posted March, 2014).

Market Testing the Hypothesis: The CEO as Commander-in-Chief
Art Stewart sets politics and policy aside to address the larger question on many minds right now: Can leading in business translate into making the business of government work?
November 28, 2016.

From Grandstand to the Bottom-Line: Corporate Responsibility as Strategic Value Creation
Art Stewart looks at how we are migrating from corporate responsibility as a reactionary movement of compliant behavioral modification to one of strategic imperative at the core of management, governance, operations and human capital functionality.
November 21, 2016.

Storytelling is Essential to Change Management
A Conscious Leader Conversation with sustainability author and business transformation expert, Jeff Leinaweaver, Ph.D. Jeff advocates storytelling as a whole-brain practice, where it is as much an intrapreneurial exercise as it is an approach to strategic communication and social change.
March 17, 2016.

For Professional Services Disruption is the New Normal
The legal profession is restructuring its traditional business model in response to a dramatic shift in how clients orientate to legal issues. This post outlines key drivers in the escalating disruption of the legal profession and professional services overall.
October 17, 2015.

Big Data and the Coming Age of Radical Transparency
A Conscious Leader Conversation with CSR and Technology Pioneer Bahar Gidwani, Co-Founder and CEO of CSRHub – a global web platform that tracks corporate social responsibility and sustainability metrics for more than 14,000 companies.
April 17, 2017.

Leadership Now: From Success to Significance
A Conscious Leader Conversation with Leadership Expert Dr. Gloria Burgess, Ph.D. about how more companies are paying attention to what leadership means and who can be a leader. Being able to listen to the wide array of stakeholder voices that are clamoring to be heard is key.
March 19, 2015.

The Ethics of Media “Smotherage”
A Conscious Leader Conversation with Author, Professor and noted Media Ethicist Dr. Thomas Cooper – who discusses his research polling the mainstream American public. There is a large concern for determining who is telling the truth, if anyone. Dr. Cooper's insights come two years before the onset of the current "post-truth" era.
November 9, 2014.

The Molson Coors Journey to One of the Most Responsible Brands
A Conscious Leader Conversation with Bart Alexander, who spent nine years at Molson Coors Brewing Company, most notably as Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer. During his tenure, Molson Coors was recognized as the most sustainable beverage company in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
October 17, 2014.

It’s Time to Embrace the New Operating Context
We have entered into a period of testing, learning and adapting that is faster than the ability people have to assimilate it. Business cannot justify investments in more responsible and sustainable practices if there is not substantiated (measurable) value creation.
September 25, 2014.

Effective Crisis Management and Communication is Essential Corporate Responsibility
There is a resolutely punitive mindset on the part of the American consumer and the public at large.  Now organizations may come under threat from the most unassuming act or gesture that ends up displeasing some faction and, suddenly, an ‘incident’ careens out of control and becomes a crisis. The irony is most business crises today are not the result of extreme events, such as fires or natural disasters, but the way a company or one of its supply chain partners conducts themselves. (This article by Art Stewart was originally published in Ragan's 2010 Annual Guide to Crisis Communication.)
July, 2010.