Korngold was named to The Guardian’s 10 Top Tweeters on Sustainable Leadership: from Al Gore to Sheryl Sandberg, Fast Company’s 25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter, The Guardian’s Twitter List: 20 Women in Sustainability for International Women’s Day 2014, and Guardian Sustainable Business’ Top 30 Most Influential Sustainability Voices. Korngold has blogged for Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, and Guardian Sustainable Business.

 

How companies profit by solving global problems, by Alice Korngold

In A Better World, Inc., Korngold shows companies and their executives how to profit by developing solutions to the world’s most daunting challenges – those that governments cannot and have not addressed. Using case studies, A Better World, Inc., delineates best practices for corporations to maximize profits, decrease costs, and build the longer-term value of their companies by ensuring a more sustainable and humane world.
Available on Amazon

 

About corporate governance and sustainability, by Alice Korngold

“Multinational companies at the sustainability forefront understand that there are three keys to success: First, ensuring effective board governance of the company’s sustainability strategy and achievements; second, engaging with stakeholders, including customers, employees, investors, and communities, in an iterative conversation on global problem-solving; and third, collaborating with other companies and NGOs to advance the company’s sustainability agenda.”
–“A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot,” (Palgrave Macmillan, 1/7/14)

 

About companies solving global problems, by Alice Korngold

“Defeating poverty, mitigating the pace of global warming and the destruction of natural ecosystems, and advancing education, healthcare, and human rights are ambitious goals…Global corporations have the might, the financial motivation, the worldwide influence, and the long-term wherewithal to accomplish these purposes. Furthermore, businesses that are leading the way are showing that innovative solutions to social, environmental, and economic challenges can be profitable.”
–“A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot,” (Palgrave Macmillan, 1/7/14)

 

About nonprofit board-matching, by Alice Korngold

“If your company is philanthropic, but you’re not matching your executives to nonprofit boards in a purposeful way, then your company is missing out. Missing out on a number of valuable opportunities, including: government and community relations, economic development, leadership development, and effective stewardship of your costly grant-making. This is particularly relevant for companies that are expanding into new markets here in the U.S. or abroad, businesses that wish to engender good will, and corporations that seek to further develop their executives for leadership.”
Philanthropy: Is Your Company Squandering a CSR Opportunity?, Fast Company, 1/28/11

 

“People grow and become leaders by making a commitment to a cause, and having personal responsibility and accountability…Through service, you have tremendous opportunities to develop as a leader, become a more valuable professionalwhere you work, and make a meaningful contribution in improving your community and the world.”
–“The Single Best Way to Develop Leadership Skills,” Fast Company, 3/26/2012

 

“Nonprofit board service is the ultimate experience in ethics, accountability, leadership, group dynamics, and crisis management and communications.”
–“Amassing Your Governance Capital,” Directors & Boards, 2007

 

“Joining a nonprofit board that suits your interests is not simply a matter of matching the mission to your passion. It’s also about finding the board where you can play a meaningful role, while developing your leadership potential.”
–“Bespoke Boards: Find the Nonprofit that Fits,” Directors & Boards, 2007”
“A company that supports quality (nonprofit) board participation will earn its reputation and image for leadership and integrity, while having a relevant impact in strengthening communities worldwide. At the same time, its executives and professionals will develop the skills to lead the company.”
–“Developing Visionary Leaders,” Leader to Leader Journal, Spring 2006
“Picture the CEO of a global manufacturing company sitting down with her leadership team comprising executives who serve on boards addressing water and sanitation, healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, and property rights. Consider the richness of their experiences, the range and depth of their civic relationships and good will, and content expertise among them.

Next consider the head of a large regional office in a meeting with his reports who participate on boards serving myriad causes, such as workforce development, after school youth centers, access to college, and the domestic violence shelter. This is a team that is on a leadership development fast track, not only deeply embedded in regional issues, engaging with community leaders, but also expert on matters that are relevant to corporate and municipal affairs in communities worldwide.”
–“Nonprofit Boards: Boot Camp for Corporate Executives,” HuffPost Impact, 2/19/12

 

Articles and Blog Posts from the Archive

 

New York Law School: The Rooftops Project Alice Korngold on optimizing the match between not-for-profit organizations and prospective board member volunteers. 2012

Directors & Boards Bespoke Boards: Find the Nonprofit That Fits, 2007

Directors & Boards Amassing Your Governance Capital, 2007

Leader to Leader (founded as the Peter Drucker Foundation) Developing Visionary Leaders April 2007

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy High-Impact Service Through Nonprofit Board Involvement April 2006

Philanthropy News Digest The Foundation Center Book Review: “Leveraging Good Will” January 17, 2006

onPhilanthropy Book Review: “Leveraging Good Will” December 2, 2005

Harvard Business School Book Review: “Leveraging Good Will” September 12, 2005

The NonProfit Times Making the Translation: When business people join nonprofit boards  April 15, 2003

The Wall Street Journal Nonprofit Broker Puts Corporate Hotshots Onto Charitable Boards: New trustees get a boost back at work, thanks to business matchmaker November 17, 1999