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July 27, 2023
Using Visualizations of Negative News to Monitor Your ESG Efforts

Using Visualizations of Negative News to Monitor Your ESG Efforts

Organizations are facing more calls for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) accountability than possibly ever before. Investors want to know that the companies they own stock in are good stewards of the earth and responsible corporate citizens. Likewise, consumers want to know the brands they do business with share the same core principles as they do. And governments and regulatory bodies are now looking to usher...

July 26, 2023
How Financial Services Pros Can Keep Up with Your ESG Rankings

How Financial Services Pros Can Keep Up with Your ESG Rankings

As issues around sustainability, human rights and social responsibility continue to dominate headlines, corporations are facing increased pressure to prioritize Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in their business strategies. This has been true in the financial sector for years, and ESG initiatives have quickly gone from nice-to-have endeavors that earn goodwill from stockholders and potential investors to table...

July 18, 2023
Analyze Market, Media, and Trends Data for Better Business Intelligence

Analyze Market, Media, and Trends Data for Better Business Intelligence

In today's climate, saving money, fueling growth, and protecting against risk are imperative goals for financial service organizations. While there are a million and one ways to accomplish any of these, determining your strategy will come down to what's best for your company, clients, and community. This requires knowing your company, industry, and consumer inside and out, which means conducting business intelligence...

July 05, 2023
How to Engage Your Alumni to Improve Fundraising

How to Engage Your Alumni to Improve Fundraising

Alumni fundraising plays a pivotal role in the growth and development of colleges and universities in the U.S. “Philanthropic gifts to American colleges and universities totaled $59.5 billion in Fiscal Year 2022, according to the newest annual report from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey” ( Forbes ). To get their share of this...

July 03, 2023
How To Add More Value to Consulting Research

How To Add More Value to Consulting Research

Consulting jobs can consist of a wide variety of tasks—ranging from social media marketing strategy to research and analytics—but no consultant can be successful without the proper tools. To optimize work and serve clients exactly what they want and need, you must be regularly monitoring trends and data, providing thorough research beyond the scope of a simple web search. Here, we outline the ways in which...

June 28, 2023
How to Make the Most of Your Nonprofit Fundraising Efforts

How to Make the Most of Your Nonprofit Fundraising Efforts

You know the old saying: “Work smarter, not harder.” And sure, it’s a pithy way to summarize how you as a nonprofit fundraising professional strive to do your work. After all, if you want to find as many donors for your fundraising campaign as possible and maximize total contributions per donor, then you can’t afford to let time-consuming donor research and ineffective outreach slow you down. ...

June 22, 2023
What the Updated Wolfsberg Principles Mean for Finance

What the Updated Wolfsberg Principles Mean for Finance

The Wolfsberg Principles are widely regarded as authoritative guidance for how financial institutions should respond to the rising risks of bribery and corruption. New guidance has recently been released for the first time in six years. We unpack its main recommendations of risk factors which should prompt banks to carry out enhanced due diligence and explain how technology can help to improve and upgrade their compliance...

June 13, 2023
Why Donor Due Diligence Is Crucial For Your Nonprofit's Success

Why Donor Due Diligence Is Crucial For Your Nonprofit's Success

We’ve all seen the evidence on the nightly news and in social media feeds. When a person closely associated with a charitable organization becomes the subject of a scandal, the organization’s reputation can be tarnished too. And this isn't just people who work with your organization--this can include anyone associated with your organization, from high-value donors to corporate sponsors to celebrity spokespeople...

June 12, 2023
Insight is Everything: Harnessing the Power of Media Intelligence

Insight is Everything: Harnessing the Power of Media Intelligence

With all the time and effort it takes to create a media campaign; it's essential to understand who you're reaching and how the public responds to your message. Measuring this through media intelligence gives you a clear picture of your effectiveness in attracting your desired customers and how to hone your message. While you can easily conduct media intelligence analysis, sometimes a specialized team of analysts...

June 08, 2023
Due Diligence For Third Party Environmental Impacts

Due Diligence For Third Party Environmental Impacts

As environmental, social, and governance regulation is becoming a standard requirement--not only from government regulation but from shareholder representations, businesses need to think more about how they are incorporating it into their strategies. However, only 5% of the UK’s largest companies have published a ‘credible’ environmental plan that would comply with forthcoming regulations, according...

June 05, 2023
How to Use Media Monitoring to Your Advantage in Nonprofit Fundraising

How to Use Media Monitoring to Your Advantage in Nonprofit Fundraising

As a philanthropic development professional, you are always looking for new avenues to identify potential grants, high-value donors, and philanthropy events that can unlock exciting prospect opportunities. In addition to the traditional prospect research tools, Nexis Newsdesk™ , a robust media monitoring and analytics platform, can be an unexpected yet invaluable tool in their arsenal. In this blog post, we will...

June 05, 2023
How Developing Data Skills Can Give Students a Career Boost

How Developing Data Skills Can Give Students a Career Boost

As industries across the globe increasingly rely on data to fuel decision-making, drive innovation, and steer strategic planning, there's an escalating demand for professionals equipped with robust data skills. These skills aren't just optional add-ons for recent graduates entering the workforce; they're essential competencies that can significantly enhance their employability and professional versatility...

June 01, 2023
Shareholders Call for ESG Due Diligence

Shareholders Call for ESG Due Diligence

In the last month, some of the world’s biggest banks have faced votes from investors to improve their ESG and climate records. This is just the latest evidence that a growing proportion of shareholders, employees, and consumers want to invest in, work for, and buy from companies that can demonstrate a positive, ethical impact on the world. In this blog, we explain how Nexis® Solutions can help companies to...

May 30, 2023
4 Ways to Increase Your Press Release Traffic

4 Ways to Increase Your Press Release Traffic

As a PR pro, you wear a lot of hats. You must increase your company’s brand awareness, spread the latest news, and improve or maintain its overall reputation. Doing so means you need to get press releases in front of as many targeted audience members as possible—and at just the right time. But that’s easier said than done. Press releases often get buried in subdomains of third-party sites, where traffic...

May 15, 2023
9 Crucial Steps to Help Prevent Costly Sanctions Breaches

9 Crucial Steps to Help Prevent Costly Sanctions Breaches

With the ever-growing focus on ESG and increased compliance legislation across the globe, it has become even more important for business to keep up with regulation to avoid costly sanctions. Even if your business is not violating the law directly, you can be found liable for sanctions if your third-party partners are violating the law. That's why a rigorous and continuous due diligence process is so important. ...

May 15, 2023
Research, Simplified. Meet Nexis® Hub

Research, Simplified. Meet Nexis® Hub

Thorough, efficient research has never been more important than it is today. More organizations and workers are using data to make critical business decisions and optimize nearly every aspect of their work. Meanwhile, misinformation and “fake news” continue to muddy the waters in journalism and the corporate sector. It makes sense, then, that professionals around the globe are invested in finding solutions...

May 11, 2023
Why Targeted Press Releases are Vital to Your Success

Why Targeted Press Releases are Vital to Your Success

If you want your business to succeed, a marketing strategy is essential. Although the value of your everyday content marketing plays a role in building trust and loyalty, creating a targeted marketing campaign will level up your outreach efforts. A lot of time and effort goes into developing an effective media campaign. Even the most well-thought-out, innovative, and creative marketing content won’t get you very...

May 08, 2023
The 6 Types of Datasets Critical to Your Due Diligence Investigations

The 6 Types of Datasets Critical to Your Due Diligence Investigations

If you're a decision-maker in a company, you know how much weight is put on making the right decision for your company. And, with increasing ESG regulation and consumer expectations of ethical practices, it is more important than ever that you take your initial research seriously and explore any possible obstacles to a new partnership. Skipping this step could be an issue of corporate survival. A good due diligence...

May 02, 2023
6 Quick Tips for Qualifying Potential Donors

6 Quick Tips for Qualifying Potential Donors

As a development professional, you know that everyone is in a near constant search for qualified prospective donors. From finding donors who align with your mission to validating their information, donor prospecting takes incredible amounts of time and effort--often forcing you to spend your time researching when you'd rather be engaging with donors and growing your community. But, if you don't have potential...

April 24, 2023
Why Managing Reputational Risk is Key to Your Business Success

Why Managing Reputational Risk is Key to Your Business Success

Are you managing reputational risk as effectively as you should? Every year, the Axios Harris Poll 100 surveys 40,000+ Americans on companies on consumers’ radar—for good or for bad. Then, the Top 100 companies on the list are ranked across seven key dimensions of reputation. While some companies continually rank high in the hearts and minds of Americans (Trader Joe's and Patagonia regularly top the list...

April 20, 2023
How to Use Text-Based Data for Financial Services Risk

How to Use Text-Based Data for Financial Services Risk

In 2021, McKinsey, in collaboration with the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), conducted a survey on resilience behavior and organizational management. Noting a “striking difference between corporates and financial services organizations, the research revealed a much higher percentage of staff allocated to risk and compliance within financial services than corporate entities. The reason...

April 20, 2023
How Can Enriched Data Help You Track Your Business KPIs

How Can Enriched Data Help You Track Your Business KPIs

Whether you are looking at an exciting new business opportunity or a comprehensive strategy transformation, monitoring the performance of projects is crucial in today’s business world. But what's the best way to measure your goals to know the success of your projects? Identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) and tracking progress against them helps determine if performance expectations are being met....

April 13, 2023
Building Trust with Media Literacy in Academic Research

Building Trust with Media Literacy in Academic Research

The past decade has seen a marked decline in trust in institutions, businesses, and the media. At the same time, the world has witnessed a rise in disinformation, fake news, and alternative facts as different factions have an increasing disagreement of what is considered the objective truth. This has been made worse by increasing political polarization and media competition, forcing outlets to compete for their audience’s...

April 03, 2023
Text-Based Data for Insurance Market Insights

Text-Based Data for Insurance Market Insights

A McKinsey article on use of AI in the insurance industry calls data and analytics capabilities “table stakes” in the sector in Europe and North America. The article notes that “External data are the ‘fuel’ that is unlocking the value of artificial intelligence.” While we may think that they are referring to numbers-based hard data, text-based data can have much more of an impact...

March 21, 2023
How Management Consultants Can Mitigate Market Disruptions

How Management Consultants Can Mitigate Market Disruptions

Market disruptors may be nothing new, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be excited about the emergence of a boundary-breaking new business. After all, many of the products and services that we use daily, like Amazon, Uber and Spotify, began as ventures that aimed to radically change the way their industries operated. And in 2023, there will be no shortage of market disruptors: new services and products are...