Best Practice Institute Recognizes Leadership Pioneer Marshall Goldsmith in United Nations Award Ceremony

New York, New York, Thursday July 16, 2015: The Best Practice Institute, Inc. (BPI) a professional association of global leaders, experts and organizations dedicated to social/organizational change and learning, has presented leadership pioneer Marshall Goldsmith with an award recognizing his contributions to the field of management. Goldsmith is the author/co-editor of more than 32 books on management and leadership which have sold over a million combined copies worldwide. He has been recognized by a range of publications as diverse as the New Yorker, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes as one of the most influential practitioners and key innovators in the history of leadership development.

Following a ceremony in the Winston Churchill Suite at New York’s Waldof Astoria Hotel – the room commonly used by dignitaries and heads of state during UN assemblies – Goldsmith and the BPI senior executive board met with Ursula Wynhoven, General Counsel & Chief of Governance and Social Sustainability for the United Nations Global Compact, to present their efforts in adhering to several areas of the UN’s guidelines on corporate sustainability. BPI member organizations include such well-known companies as Pfizer, Hilton Worldwide, Bank of America, BP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Express and CIT Group.

“Marshall Goldsmith has been an inspiration for Best Practice Institute, as our founding thought leader, motivation behind our procedures and policies for our Senior Executive Board,” said BPI CEO and Founder Louis Carter. “He has been a supportive mentor behind the feed-forward system for our new social performance management tool, Skillrater. His contributions and partnership have been invaluable to BPI and I am forever grateful for his friendship and support.”

“We were encouraged by the excellent discussion with the companies represented on the BPI senior executive board on how corporate sustainability is rising on the agenda of senior management, including for talent management leaders,” said Ursula Wynhoven, General Counsel & Chief of Governance and Social Sustainability for the United Nations Global Compact “Their experience shared at the event also confirms that within companies, cross functional collaboration on sustainability is yielding results for corporate performance overall.”

About Best Practice Institute, Inc.
Best Practice Institute (BPI) is a professional association of leaders, experts and organizations dedicated to social/organizational change and learning. BPI produces online learning sessions, Webinars, BPI work-groups, on-site “by invitation-only” thought leader and executive case driven conferences, research publications and a knowledge and certification portal for its subscribers.

BPI’s subscriber base includes over 42,000 managers, coaches, directors, VP’s, SVP’s, and C-levels of branded, “household-name” Fortune 500/Global 1000 organizations worldwide. BPI’s faculty includes over 200 experts and world-renown thought leaders. BPI’s products include, a next generation SaaS anytime 360-degree tool utilizing social collaboration to provide measurable employee feedback. Skillrater was named a top “HR Product of the Year” by Human Resources Executive Magazine.

About the United Nations Global Compact
Launched in July 2000, the United Nations Global Compact ( is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. Endorsed by chief executives, it seeks to align business operations and strategies everywhere with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With over 8,000 corporate participants in over 150 countries, the United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.