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Art Stewart

Managing Partner at Strategic Impact Partners

Boston-NYC-Philadelphia-DC, United States

I'm a growth, market development, and organization transformation executive leader. My focus is on building businesses and scaling programmatic initiatives that achieve the defined expectations for marketplace success and competitive sustainability.

My unique capabilities have been acquired from experience in organizational and human dynamics, operations, and the effective facilitation of transformation. Having been recognized as an educator and Thought Leader in corporate integrity practices/ESG, I offer extra competitive muscle that C-suite leaders clamor for in navigating through the changed terrain of risk management in this new era of radical transparency and accountability.

My efforts have particularly benefited organizations needing to strengthen their agility and resiliency in the new normal of external disruption that they cannot directly control. Client results have been particularly achieved through the development and optimization of new or existing assets (IP), differentiated service methodologies, new products, and the diversification of business models.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Northeastern US
Speaking Topics: ESG for Private Markets; CSR/Corporate Integrity/Business Ethics; Conscious Leadership and Governance; Business Transformation

Speaking Fee $3,500

Art Stewart Points
Academic 25
Author 66
Influencer 27
Speaker 42
Entrepreneur 0
Total 160

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Featured Videos

Strange convergence of human capital issues, organization culture, and supply chain...
April 08, 2022

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Theatre: North America; Europe
Media Experience: 30 years

Areas of Expertise

Analytics
Business Continuity 30.84
Business Strategy 34.02
Change Management 32.79
CSR 50.16
Culture 30.50
Customer Experience 30.45
Customer Loyalty
Digital Transformation 30.14
Diversity and Inclusion
ERP
Innovation 30.53
Leadership 30.46
Management 30.46
Marketing 33.14
Public Relations 32.45
Risk Management 31.60
Sales
Startups
Supply Chain 31.14
Sustainability 32.92
Emerging Technology
Legal and IP 30.29
Social
Digital Disruption 30.14
Entrepreneurship 30.26
Climate Change 31.63

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Hospitality
Manufacturing
Media
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation
Wholesale Distribution

Publications

3 Analyst Advisorys
Supply Chain ESG: The New Pathway to Strategic Competitive Advantage
Strategic Impact Partners
February 01, 2020
A proprietary methodology for ESG supply chain competitiveness that addresses one key aspect, ethical sourcing, by combining it with an advanced SaaS-based management system. This system addresses strategy, leadership, and operations priorities to improve standards conformance and compliance. The program results in better management of uncertainty, the reduction of risks and liabilities, greater supply chain resilience, and the uncovering of new enterprise growth opportunities.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Focal Pointes - Rail Safety and Regulatory Update
Maine Pointe, LLC
May 30, 2014
Art Stewart moderates and edits an advisory piece with Wendy Buckley, president and founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services (STARS), Philadelphia, PA. STARS collaborated with Maine Pointe on an engagement with one of the largest Eastern U.S. refinery operators that focused on the optimization of a comprehensive rail strategy. This advisory touches on some of the developments in the regulatory landscape that will impact rail logistics.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Focal Pointes: Total Value Optimization at Work in the Chemical Industry
Maine Pointe, LLC
January 01, 2014
Eastman Chemical's Mike Berry was invited by Maine Pointe to share his views with their V.P. of Corporate Development Art Stewart on the evolution of strategic procurement practice in this new publication, "Focal Pointes", which was created by Art Stewart. Eastman is a $9.4 billion global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products for customers in nearly 100 countries.

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Tags: Change Management, Supply Chain, Sustainability

18 Article/Blogs
ESG and the Long Arc of Corporate Integrity
Strategic Impact Partners
May 25, 2021
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership

The Smart Business Case for Supply Chain ESG
Strategic Impact Partners
September 02, 2019
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Gaining New Competitive Capabilities: A Next-Gen Model for Supply Chain ESG
Strategic Impact Partners
May 16, 2019
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Codes of Conduct and Supplier Self-Determination in the Era of Supply Chain Auditing
Strategic Impact Partners
May 07, 2019
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Conscious CEO Awakenings: Human Capital Issues Catching Up
Strategic Impact Partners
October 05, 2018
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.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Business Strategy, Change Management

Market Testing the Hypothesis: The CEO as Commander-in-Chief
Strategic Impact Partners
November 28, 2016
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?

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Leadership

From Grandstand to the Bottom-Line: Corporate Responsibility as Strategic Value Creation
Strategic Impact Partners
November 21, 2016
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Innovation

For Professional Services Disruption is the New Normal
Strategic Impact Partners
October 17, 2015
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Legal and IP

The Widening Divide to Transforming Business Value
CRA (Corporate Responsibility Association)
December 01, 2014
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, CSR

It’s Time to Embrace the New Operating Context
Strategic Impact Partners
September 25, 2014
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Innovation

Complex Dynamics Moving Supply Chain Concerns Front and Center
CRA (Corporate Responsibility Association)
March 01, 2014
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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Supply Chain

Family Brand Competitiveness in the Post-Meltdown World
Massachusetts Family Business Magazine
July 01, 2012
A new responsibility paradigm is emerging in which companies face unprecedented scrutiny for matters of
accountability, transparency, competency and integrity, as well as for authentic linkages between their business ambitions and public interest values.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, CSR

Scandalous Leadership and Organization Culture: A Theme Runs Through It
Business Ethics Magazine
December 01, 2011
It’s been quite a field day for those of us engaged in the responsibility “business” or who are passionate about the paradigm shift in consciousness now underway. As some consistency in a better direction takes hold regarding the economic recovery, the trickle has become an avalanche. The disturbing revelations out of Penn State’s “Happy Valley” and Syracuse University are part of a series of sorry stories in the ongoing saga of breached trust and confidence among peoples, institutions, and their leaders.

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Leadership

Raising the Credibility Quotient of Responsible Leadership
Business Ethics Magazine
October 25, 2011
A checklist to help guide senior executive leaders in confidently emulating a model of responsibility that endears their organization to sharing in the realization of the leader's vision.

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Leadership

Effective Crisis Management and Communication is Essential Corporate Responsibility
2010 Annual Guidebook to Crisis Communications
July 01, 2010
There is a resolutely punitive mindset on the part of the American consumer and the public at large. 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.

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Risk Management

Communicating politics - big budget branding, micro-management of issues, change as strategic positioning
American Political Science Association - Political Communication Report
January 01, 2009

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Public Relations

Evolving Notions of Corporate Responsibility: Seizing the Next Horizon
Access Intelligence - 2008 Annual Guidebook (Vol. II), Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility
February 01, 2008
All the recent debate about sustainability and doing good is critical for facing up to the challenges to our
planet and our human community. But once again, quite a bit of emphasis is focused on eco-friendly
products, green branding and other incremental tactics at the price of fully understanding how the notion of sustainability has evolved and changed. Many of our most fundamental assumptions about CSR are being reinvented in the wake of unprecedented opportunity and challenge.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, CSR

Myth and Mystique: Growth Brands Are All About Marketplace Behavior
Washington Business Journal
May 13, 2005
Featured article in the special WBJ pull-out edition on Corporate Growth sponsored by ACG (Association for Corporate Growth).

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership

1 Courseware
ESG/Corporate Integrity for Private Markets
Strategic Impact Partners
May 01, 2022
Today’s risk and opportunity landscape is dramatically broadening for C-suite leaders, Board directors, and their P-E and venture capital partners. Embracing a proportionate ESG leadership and operations strategy, customized for your unique context, is essential if you want to win at the next horizon. Private market operators can maximize ESG opportunities for strategic competitive advantage, new value creation, market leadership, and enhanced exit options. In this age of perpetual volatility, fleeting control and diminished predictability, ESG for private companies and family businesses is a toolbox for better managing success and reducing risk while improving anticipation of, and your response to, recurring disruption. ESG aligns with where customers, supply partners, employees, and capital markets are heading.

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Tags: Change Management, Customer Experience, Risk Management

1 Faculty Member
Corporate and Social Responsibility: The Changing Context for Strategic Communicators
Emerson College
January 24, 2011
Course outline, schedule, and guest speaker bios for one semester of Art Stewart's original course at Emerson College in Boston.

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Tags: Change Management, CSR, Marketing

1 Journal Publication
Corporate and Social Responsibility: The Changing Context for Marketing Communications Practice
Northwestern University - Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications
September 01, 2011
As new business models are developed in alignment with changing behavior, and modes for transactional exchange and communication are modernized, a next-generation understanding of what constitutes contemporary marketing communications practice is taking hold. Marketing communications professionals stand at the horizon of reinvention as caretakers in service to corporate reputation and credibility.

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Tags: CSR, Management, Marketing

7 Media Interviews
What Matters Most! YouTube Channel
YouTube/Strategic Impact Partners
August 01, 2020
What Matters Most! on YouTube is the video edition of the online Blog and E-Letter, which has been an intelligence product produced by Art Stewart. Future episodes will take many forms, but all will be focused on getting real at the new convergence of business and profitability, conscious leadership, stakeholder values, and the public interest.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Innovation

What Paying More for Premium Brands is Really Costing You
Yahoo News - Daily Finance
July 16, 2013
Art is interviewed for this news item on the hidden costs for consumers of engaging with values-driven brand products and services.

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Tags: CSR, Customer Experience, Marketing

IABC Local Expert Series: Art Stewart on CSR and the Future of Our Profession
IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) New England
March 01, 2012
The economic recession and corporate America’s drive to do more with less have taken a toll on the communications profession. But Yankee IABC’s January 2012 "Local Expert" Series shed light on the CSR
revolution and strategic communications practice - a potential growth area for communicators.

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Tags: Change Management, CSR, Public Relations

Trust Across America
Voice America Internet Radio
February 16, 2011
Art Stewart discusses his research and capstone thesis from his graduate program in public policy management at Georgetown University, the "New Responsibility Paradigm."

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Innovation

Stewart Sees Boom Time Ahead for Strategic Communicators
Emerson College
January 20, 2011
Article announcing the launch of Art Stewart's original undergraduate course in Corporate Social Responsibility for Emerson College in Boston.

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Leadership

Social Selling and Corporate Social Responsibility are Natural Bedfellows
Customer Think
November 11, 2009

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Customer Experience

Internet Non-Commerce: Not-for-profit organizations aware of Web's potential
Mass High Tech
August 03, 1998
Art Stewart's consulting work for The Episcopal Church USA is a cover story feature in this edition of then New England's most read technology weekly.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

10 Speaking Engagements
Podcast Series: ESG Insights
Private Directors Association
July 14, 2021
A podcast series on ESG that features five episodes of topical and timely conversation with two distinguished private company and family enterprise women directors and C-suite executives. They join Moderator and Executive Producer Art Stewart in debating essential strategic concerns around ESG for private company directors, aspiring directors and their C-suite team leadership. The series is a collaboration between Strategic Impact Partners and the Private Directors Association for the new "PDA University".

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Culture

Designing the Family Office Brand for a More Rewarding and Sustainable Family Experience
Family Office Association - 2017 Spring Global Summit
April 25, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, Culture, Management

From Disruption to Reinvention: What Lawyers Can Learn From Management Consultants
Legal Marketing Association - 2nd Annual Philadelphia Conference
July 18, 2016
Presentation at the annual regional conference of the Legal Marketing Association, the leading national association of marketing and communications professionals serving the legal services and law firm industries.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Marketing

Global Supply Chains as the Next Frontier in Corporate Responsibility
University of San Diego - Supply Chain Management Institute
April 14, 2016
Presentation for the annual conference of the Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego. Copyrighted IP and content. Full deck available to preview for qualified inquirers of Art Stewart speaking opportunities.

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Tags: CSR, Supply Chain, Sustainability

Conscious Leadership and the Transformation of Business Value
International Leadership Association (ILA) - 16th Annual Global Conference
November 02, 2014
Many instruments of society are fundamentally realigning. How will business leaders create value In an era in which the mere notion of 'value' is being redefined? In his presentation, Art Stewart argued that the path ahead requires a new form of leadership by the conscious next generation; one that operationalizes values and beliefs Into deliberate, executable strategic acts or behaviors.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Change Management, Leadership

CSR Revolution: The Transformation and Reinvention of Business Communications Practice
IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) New England
January 25, 2012
Art presented on how the communications profession is dramatically changing, where practitioners need to
master a wide range of issues and functions to thrive. He provided a snapshot of where the global
social responsibility movement is right now, and how it is increasingly reshaping the work of the
communications professional. Event was held at Draper Labs in Cambridge, Mass.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, CSR

The New Responsibility Paradigm: Implications for Public-Private Competitiveness
Washington Dupont Summit - The Policy Studies Organization
December 03, 2010
Art presented at the annual PSO conference, this year focused on "Report Card at Midstream: The Obama Administration Faces Science, Technology & Environmental Policy Issues." The conference was held at the Carnegie Institution For Science in Washington, DC.

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Tags: Change Management, Climate Change, Sustainability

The New Responsibility Paradigm: Impacts and Implications for Strategic Competitiveness
World Future Society - 2010 Annual Conference
July 09, 2010
With a renewed emphasis on competence, authenticity and responsibility taking hold, organizations across society are reshaping their business models and practices. We have transitioned from a shareholder to a stakeholder-driven society. Art's presentation looked at the macro and micro developments influencing change for business and other organizations across society, and how individual leaders may leverage those changes on behalf of their organizations.

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Tags: Change Management, CSR, Culture

The impact of social media upon corporate and social responsibility
Ragan-Cisco Social Media Summit
June 10, 2010
Social media has become a driver in responding to external market forces and in creating new interdependencies for business success. In his presentation, Art examined the factors influencing change for business and how organizations leverage social media for engagement that achieves integrity-based citizenship and sustainability for the enterprise.

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Digital Transformation

Smart Marketing: The Branding Edge
Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia
October 14, 2003
Art Stewart produced and moderated a Forum event for the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia in collaboration with the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Held at the Federal Reserve in Center City, guests with Art were Jay Everette, then General Bank Group Relationship Director, Corporate Marketing for Wachovia Corporation and David Fuller, then Vice President/Director of Client Services for The Brownstein Group. The attached IABC newsletter includes an article by Art: "A New Call for Strategic Communication Leadership."

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing

8 Videos
Current State: Ethics and Compliance, C-Leadership, and Changes to Business Models with ESG
Import from youtube.com
August 04, 2022

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR

ESG, Capital Market Dynamics, and the Yin-Yang of Reputation Management...
Import from youtube.com
May 02, 2022

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR

The Conscious Capitalism Movement: A Conversation with the CEO
Import from youtube.com
April 14, 2022

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR

Strange convergence of human capital issues, organization culture, and supply chain...
Import from youtube.com
February 28, 2022

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR

The Next Wave of Human Capital Challenges and Opportunities
Import from youtube.com
February 13, 2022

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR

Don't Get Cocky: Improve Your Supply Chain Planning Now
Import from youtube.com
September 06, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR

Picking a Fight? Strategic Sourcing vs. Category Management
Import from youtube.com
September 05, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR

Getting Real About Supplier Innovation Transfer
Import from youtube.com
September 05, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR

3 Webinars
Three Driving Trends in Strategic Value Creation
CRA (Corporate Responsibility Association)
January 18, 2017

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Tags: Business Strategy, CSR, Innovation

Global Supply Chain Dynamics and the Changing Risk Management Agenda - Part II
CRA (Corporate Responsibility Association)
February 11, 2015
New risk concerns are requiring business leaders to implement more stringent supply chain management strategies. Any number of scenarios can create a context in which business stability or continuity becomes threatened. As a result, corporate responsibility professionals are being pulled into an unfamiliar terrain involving critical, often complex supply chain environments.

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Tags: CSR, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Global Supply Chain Dynamics and the Changing Risk Management Agenda - Part I
CRA (Corporate Responsibility Association)
November 19, 2014

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Tags: Business Strategy, Supply Chain, Sustainability

2 Whitepapers
Total Value Optimization: The Transformation of Supply Chain Management
Maine Pointe, LLC
January 01, 2014
During Art Stewart's term as Vice President, Corporate Development, he led the conceptualization as well as collaborative team development and commercialization of a new supply chain consulting methodology: TVO - Total Value Optimization. This publication he created, "On The Table", outlines that methodology.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Supply Chain

Intricate Balancing Act: Successfully Managing Risk in the Contemporary Family Enterprise
Family Firm Institute
January 01, 2010
A panel discussion with leaders of nine marquee family businesses: Avedis Zildjian Company, Crane & Co., El Paso Advisors, Gottesman Properties, Grupo Lando, Haws Corporation, King Ranch, Lacaze Consulting Group, and Radiator Specialty Company. Produced and Edited by Art Stewart.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership

1 Workshop
Getting Noticed: Effective Marketing and Public Relations
American Guild of Organists (AGO) National Convention
July 01, 1997
In a two part workshop for the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) in Denver, CO, Art delves into the strategies and tactics required to advanced the career ambitions of the country's top musicians in the organ performance and choral professions. The AGO was then one of the largest professional associations for musicians with 20,000+ members.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Marketing, Public Relations

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