Taking It to the Top: Engaging Corporate Leadership in Public Policy

In government relations, the gravitas and influence that a CEO, CFO or business head can bring to bear can make a tangible difference, but engaging senior leadership takes thoughtful and strategic planning. Knowing when, and when not, to involve the C-suite is critical, along with the diligent preparation needed to ensure that leadership is ready to participate at the highest level. This report, published by the Foundation for Public Affairs, looks at case studies from leading corporations that have successfully engaged leadership in public policy, often strengthening their roles as industry leaders in the process.

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Managing Stakeholder Engagement on a Global Scale

This Foundation for Public Affairs report shares strategies for fostering meaningful engagement with both internal and external stakeholders around the world. Featuring a half-dozen case studies from leading companies such as GE, Pfizer and Rio Tinto, the report demonstrates various approaches to stakeholder engagement on issues ranging from sustainability to health care. But all emphasize the importance of building and growing local relationships.

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Building and Managing a Global Public Affairs Function

This publication offers solutions to the unique challenges that companies face when building and maintaining a global public affairs presence. Featuring more than a dozen case studies from AstraZeneca, Dow, Shell, UPS and other leading companies, the report shares a variety of strategies for making overseas operations a success — from integrating with the business side to keeping a finger on a community’s pulse via locally based cultural liaisons.

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Russian Renaissance? Managing Public Affairs in Today’s Russia

This report, the final installment in the Foundation for Public Affairs’ series on government relations in the BRIC countries, comes at a pivotal time for Russia. Having recently acceded to the WTO and secured PNTR status from the U.S., Russia is on course for great economic growth. But it has many ghosts from its past — including corruption, ailing infrastructure and reliance on natural resources — that it must shake in order to realize its full potential. Featuring case studies on Citi, Kraft, Medtronic, Microsoft and others, the report examines the promising opportunities in today’s Russia as well as the successful approaches multinationals have taken to navigate this complex environment.

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O Momento Mágico: Managing Public Affairs in Brazil

The fourth installment in the Foundation for Public Affairs’ series on working with officials, the media, associations and others in major overseas markets, this report explores the art of navigating the world’s eighth largest economy — which is expected to rise to fifth place, overtaking both France and Britain, by 2016. The report also examines public and private partnerships, the use of social media, corporate citizenship programs and more.

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The Jugaad Principle: Managing Government Relations in India

The Jugaad Principle: Managing Government Relations in India is a ground-breaking new report published by the author Elizabeth Judd.

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Good Guanxi: Managing Government Relations in China

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Managing Risk: Public Affairs and Enterprise Risk Management

In this groundbreaking report, author Tom Price explains the role of public affairs in ERM and how firms organize this activity, identify risks and mitigate their impact. We’ve also included definitions of ERM terms throughout the report to help public affairs professionals speak the language of risk management. We encourage readers to share this report with other corporate executives — perhaps those in the ERM or risk management departments — who may not understand how functions such as public affairs, communications and corporate citizenship can help create a more favorable business environment.

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Opening Up: The Role of Transparency in Corporate Public Affairs

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Measuring and Communicating the Value of Public Affairs

What are the most effective ways to demonstrate the value your public affairs function brings to your organization, and how can you ensure that senior management consistently views public affairs as a business necessity? Drawing upon the experiences of IBM, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, CH2M Hill and Mars, this brief Foundation for Public Affairs report provides guidance on how to meaningfully measure and communicate about public affairs efforts in a way that underscores the function’s vital role.

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Trusted Advisors: Hiring and Managing Government Affairs Consultants

Government affairs departments are getting leaner, so they must work smarter. Often, this means bringing in consultants to lighten the load. However, that raises several concerns about engaging and managing those consultants, such as who will be working on the job once the contract has been signed; high turnover at consulting firms; tricky contract negotiations; giving useful feedback; and measuring consultant performance. Drawing upon the experience and expertise of many government affairs executives and consultancies, this Foundation for Public Affairs report will help you navigate these tricky relationships and build a true team of government affairs professionals.

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A Shared Vision for Corporate Good: How Smart Companies Are Creating Value Through CSR and Public Affairs

This Foundation for Public Affairs report explores the value of corporate social responsibility at a time of increasing social needs and rising public expectations for companies. Featuring case studies from Alcoa, ARAMARK, Johnson & Johnson and others, the report profiles the innovative strategies companies are using to create value for their organizations and society.

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Beyond Control: How Social Media and Mobile Communication Are Changing Public Affairs

This in-depth report, which explores the Internet’s impact on public affairs, is a valuable guide for PA professionals who are either developing a social media strategy or expanding an existing one. It features case studies from GE, Eli Lilly, Union Pacific and others; excerpts from companies’ social media policies; tips on pitfalls to avoid and strategies to embrace; and more.

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