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The HPS Podcast Channel is home to all of Hamilton Place Strategies' original podcasts, including the HPS Macrocast and HPS Insights. The HPS Macrocast, produced by Hamilton Place Strategies and Markets Policy Partners, features weekly insight and analysis on the latest macroeconomic trends. HPS Insights features in-house experts and often special guests for analysis on the current events impacting the business and political communities.

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HPS Insights: Arming Leaders With The Intelligence They Need, A Conversation With alva's Alberto Lopez Valenzuela
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HPS Insights: Arming Leaders With The Intelligence They Need, A Conversation With alva's Alberto Lopez Valenzuela
In this week's episode of HPS Insights, Alberto Lopez Valenzuela, Founder and CEO of the reputation intelligence, analysis, and media monitoring company alva, joins HPS Partners Bryan DeAngelis and Matt McDonald for a conversation on alva's technology, the importance of business leaders having access to quality data, and reputation management more broadly. The group chats about how the markets and the current political landscape increasingly require companies to consider the factors that impact their reputations, including social media and the growing lack of trust in institutions.   Drawing from his background in intelligence, Alberto notes that there is a significant demand for quantification of intelligence for businesses. alva's stakeholder intelligence tools, currently five offerings that allow alva to understand, predict, and mediate reputational challenges, emerged from that thesis. alva's tools serve clients by monitoring and analyzing data from all media types to help them better understand and respond to reputational issues. Specifically, alva's approach can help the leadership of a business understand how their company is being portrayed by key stakeholders in order to determine if changes need to be made.The group also talks about how ESG issues have become key for business leaders as businesses and investors have increasingly embraced stakeholder capitalism. alva has developed new models to analyze ESG and is, among other things, looking into how much policymakers and other key stakeholders care about ESG issues. Alberto argues that whether or not ESG is a company's top priority, it should be transparent about its aims, its goals, and what it wants its impact to be.Learn more about Alberto and alva's work, and get a copy of Alberto's book here.
HPS Insights: Arming Leaders With The Intelligence They Need, A Conversation With alva's Alberto Lopez Valenzuela
Today
HPS Insights: Arming Leaders With The Intelligence They Need, A Conversation With alva's Alberto Lopez Valenzuela
In this week's episode of HPS Insights, Alberto Lopez Valenzuela, Founder and CEO of the reputation intelligence, analysis, and media monitoring company alva, joins HPS Partners Bryan DeAngelis and Matt McDonald for a conversation on alva's technology, the importance of business leaders having access to quality data, and reputation management more broadly. The group chats about how the markets and the current political landscape increasingly require companies to consider the factors that impact their reputations, including social media and the growing lack of trust in institutions.   Drawing from his background in intelligence, Alberto notes that there is a significant demand for quantification of intelligence for businesses. alva's stakeholder intelligence tools, currently five offerings that allow alva to understand, predict, and mediate reputational challenges, emerged from that thesis. alva's tools serve clients by monitoring and analyzing data from all media types to help them better understand and respond to reputational issues. Specifically, alva's approach can help the leadership of a business understand how their company is being portrayed by key stakeholders in order to determine if changes need to be made.The group also talks about how ESG issues have become key for business leaders as businesses and investors have increasingly embraced stakeholder capitalism. alva has developed new models to analyze ESG and is, among other things, looking into how much policymakers and other key stakeholders care about ESG issues. Alberto argues that whether or not ESG is a company's top priority, it should be transparent about its aims, its goals, and what it wants its impact to be.Learn more about Alberto and alva's work, and get a copy of Alberto's book here.
HPS Insights: Navigating Rules of Engagement for Nonprofits, with Stephanie Walstrom and Stacy Kerr
Jul 15 2022
HPS Insights: Navigating Rules of Engagement for Nonprofits, with Stephanie Walstrom and Stacy Kerr
Nonprofit organizations are facing mounting calls for greater action in response to societal issues, all while juggling international crises, increasing political partisanship, and other difficult trends to navigate.On today's episode of HPS Insights, HPS Partner Bryan DeAngelis sits down with fellow HPS Partner Stacy Kerr and Stephanie Walstrom, a senior director at HPS, to dig into the evolving dynamics of the nonprofit sector and how executives are striking a balance between responsiveness and avoiding 'crisis fatigue.' Stephanie draws from her experience in various nonprofit roles to discuss what defines successful advocacy for nonprofits and foundations and how that has changed in comparison to corporations. Stacy and Stephanie outline the growing list of marketing and communications challenges facing nonprofits and foundations, from building diverse coalitions to stakeholder management. Stephanie gives examples of how nonprofits can improve responsiveness while still remaining relevant and true to their core values when addressing expectations of responsibility in social services. The group also dives into the evolving role of nonprofits and how these companies exercise their influence without the same external presence as larger companies. You can find all of HPS' original podcast content on Apple Music or Spotify, and follow us on Twitter at @HPSInsight for more updates.