A Roadmap to Get Beyond Short-Termism

Short-termism has received a lot of attention. A recent piece in Harvard Business Review highlighted the findings of a Center for Higher Ambition Leadership research study exploring how to align short- and long-term performance objectives. The study was conducted by Director of Research and Practice Development Kate Isaacs, Executive Fellow David Langstaff, and Executive Director Russ Eisenstat.…

Four Principles of Transformation: What I Learned from Mark Bertolini, CEO and Chairman of Aetna

A version of this post by Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Executive Fellow Doug Wilson originally appeared on his blog. Mark Bertolini is an innovator. He likes to push the boundaries of common thinking and find new solutions to big problems. One huge problem we face today is America’s bureaucratic spaghetti mess in health care.…

The Profits in Purpose

At a recent Fortune magazine global forum, CEOs Mark Bertolini (Aetna, a Center for Higher Ambition Leadership member company), Chip Bergh (Levi Strauss), and Walt Bettinger (Charles Schwab) all spoke about how articulating a social purpose has helped drive healthy profits for their organizations. At Aetna, the initiatives focus on compensation and benefits for lower…

Henry Schein Named One of Most Ethical Companies

For the fourth consecutive year, Henry Schein, Inc.has been named to the list of World’s Most Ethical Companies by The Ethisphere Institute. This recognition “recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company,” according to…

Hot New Social Network Opts for Benefit Corp Status

Public benefit corporations are on the rise. Public benefit corporations include considerations beyond shareholder returns in their governing documents, putting values on par with financial objectives. Among the latest is Ello, all the buzz among social network watchers. Unlike its rivals, Ello has said that it will not take advertising and will not mine user…