The ROI of Global Public Affairs: What, How and Why

22 Jul, 2016

Defining and demonstrating the value of global public affairs tends to be a frustrating topic for those working in the field. In order to communicate the value of the function effectively to management and internal stakeholders, it’s important to examine the “what,” “how” and “why” of ROI.

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An Update on Public Affairs in Russia

13 Jan, 2016

Our guide covers the basics of public affairs in Russia, as well as recent economic and political developments that could affect your function’s operations in the region — and how to respond accordingly.

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The Value of CSR in International Public Affairs

13 Jan, 2016

Read about several successful examples of projects that match an organization’s core skills, products and CSR focus with the specific needs of the communities in which they operate.

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Corporate Communications Becomes More Valued in Asia

29 Sep, 2015

More Asian communications professionals report having a "seat at the table of their company's executive team," but a recent survey shows they still lag far behind their U.K.-based counterparts.

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Public Affairs, Transparency and the EU: The Latest Trends

18 Feb, 2015

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FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act and Beyond: Guidance for Global Public Affairs

06 Feb, 2014

With overseas corporate bribery scandals making headlines in recent years, anti-corruption and compliance issues have received renewed attention from the international business community. But transparent and compliant public affairs efforts can help companies avoid risk. This members-only resource provides basic information on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the...

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Lobbying in Brussels: A Look at the EU’s Joint Transparency Register

29 Jan, 2014

As the 2014 EU elections approach and EU-U.S. trade negotiations heat up, enrollment in the Joint Transparency Register is a best practice for effective public affairs management. This members-only resource provides background on why it’s important to register.

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Campaign Finance in South America

16 Jan, 2014

Brazil and other young democracies in South America offer new opportunities for political involvement in the region. But when it comes to campaign finance, it’s crucial to know the rules before you act. This brief resource will help.

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Engaging Conversations

18 Dec, 2013

In the past 20 years, traditional strategies for improving corporate reputations, serving communities or influencing government policy have undergone a fundamental shift. One-way communication is out. Stakeholder engagement is in. Here's a look at how companies are focusing on meaningful engagement.

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What Is the State of Public Affairs in the EU? [VIDEO]

01 Jul, 2013

The EU public affairs landscape has changed dramatically over the past 15 years; and now, a strategic approach is even more crucial there than in other regions. Click above for insights on navigating the EU from Benno van der Laan, director at Interel Consulting.

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Webinar Recording: International Corporate Social Responsibility

31 Jan, 2013

by Rose Flenorl, Tara GrecoPURCHASE For multinational corporations, it’s no longer enough to have locally focused social responsibility programs; these efforts must also be global. When planning an international program, organizations must understand diverse needs, cultures, regulations and expectations. In this webinar, professionals with successful CSR programs will share...

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Hiring in Brussels

31 Jan, 2013

Executive search firms specialized and offering public affairs/ corporate communications recruitment services in Brussels, Belgium. Please click for document:  Hiring In Brussels

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Council Tipsheet: Working with NGOs on CSR Initiatives – Domestically and Internationally

30 Nov, 2012

Why Partner: Strategic partnerships and alliances with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profits can provide opportunities to match corporate CSR programs with the expertise and additional external capacity needed to help fulfill CSR goals and objectives.  Strong, sustainable partnerships also help build the corporate reputation and credibility that support a...

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New Council International Benchmarking Report Highlights Training and Organizational Opportunities

30 Nov, 2012

Company managers who work abroad, and who are accountable for international public affairs, often have little or no training in the field, according to findings in the Council’s newly released 2010-2011 International Public Affairs Benchmarking Report. The report contains findings on the role of the country manager, the typical...

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A Compass for Launching Public Affairs Initiatives in Countries Where PA Is Foreign Territory

29 Nov, 2012

As the world’s economies grow more interdependent, public affairs is crossing borders it has never reached before, and practitioners find themselves negotiating rather unfamiliar terrain. In the July 12, 2011 issue of the Journal of Public Affairs, Public Affairs Council Senior Advisor Fruzsina M. Harsanyi and Susan Schmidt, a...

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Solving The Chinese Puzzle

29 Nov, 2012

Business in China Finds a Key Piece: The Corporate Citizenship Program In China, a company’s ability to get things done is closely linked with its ability to provide for the public good. This is because solid government relationships are crucial to smooth business operations. Companies that make sincere efforts...

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Recruiters Face Hiring “Free For All,” Asia Institute Told

29 Nov, 2012

By Sheree Anne Kelly China – Population: 1.3 billion. Asia – Population: 4 billion. With all those people, you’d think American companies seeking to hire qualified staff would have a field day. Well-educated Asian professionals would be eager to sign on with international employers, and long and productive relationships...

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