Corporate Governance Webcasts
CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity
17 February, 2015 01:00 PM EST [13:00] | KnowlEdge Series®
We surveyed more than 900 CEOs about their most pressing challenges in 2015 and their strategies for addressing them. Join us to explore the global and regional results and be prepared for what lies ahead.
19 February, 2015 03:00 PM EST [15:00] | Governance Watch™
Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb, Governance Watch is a complimentary webcast series designed to address the latest developments in corporate governance through bi-monthly webcasts featuring provocative expert guests and insights.
Information Accountability in an Era of Information Governance Risk
25 February, 2015 09:00 AM EST [09:00], 03:00 PM CET [15:00] | Special Webcast
This webcast will address how to make organisations more resilient through improved governance and accountability of their information.
Governance Watch: Planning for Divestitures
18 December, 2014 | Governance Watch™ | 3:43
Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, this month's Governance Watch will address corporate governance and various other legal considerations that companies face when planning for divestitures.
Understanding Risk Culture
09 December, 2014 | Special Webcast | 05:45
This webcast addresses how to use corporate culture to positively affect enterprise risk management and firm performance.
Governance Watch: Global Investigations
20 November, 2014 | Governance Watch™ | 1:26
Companies have increasingly been subject to multi-jurisdictional investigations. This Governance Watch will discuss current trends in global investigations and the methods corporations can utilize to best manage the risks of such an investigation.
Ethics and Anti-Fraud Laws and Regulations: Extraterritorial Reach and Recent Cases
19 November, 2014 | Special Webcast | 3:43
This webcast will review the major recent legal and regulatory developments and will briefly discuss the role of the US and UK enforcement agencies and strategies in dealing with them
Proxy Voting Issues for the Next AGM season in the UK and Continental Europe
13 November, 2014 | Special Webcast | 6:39
This webcast explores the key issues of concern to investors and strategies for companies to engage with them.
New Developments in Executive Compensation
30 October, 2014 | Special Webcast | 3:06
How does your executive compensation practice compare? Join us and find out as we uncover the results of our annual Top Executive Compensation survey of over 2,000 US-listed companies.
Governance Watch: Recent Developments Related to Earnings Guidance
16 October, 2014 | Governance Watch™ | 2:04
Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb, this complimentary webcast series is designed to address the latest hot topics, recent developments, and best practices in earnings guidance.
Key Highlights from the 2014 Proxy Season
01 August, 2014 | Special Webcast | 2:41
This webcast will review key trends and issues that have emerged now that the bulk of the 2014 proxy season is behind us.
Governance Watch: The Implications of Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
24 June, 2014 | Governance Watch™
Many commentators are calling Halliburton Co., et al., v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., the most important securities case in years. This Governance Watch will explore the case’s implications for securities class action litigation and its possible impact on the future viability of such claims.
The Grey Area: Stimulating Ethical Dialogue in Organizations
10 June, 2014 | Special Webcast | 2:53
According to recent research by The Conference Board, building trust with employees, customers, and the public is a critical leadership challenge.
The Changing Chinese Supply Chain: Risk and Governance
02 June, 2014 | Special Webcast | 2:43
This webcast reviews recent developments in the supply chain legal and regulatory landscape in China and provides global companies with a more sustainable framework with which to manage the issue.
Uncovering Human Capital Risk
19 May, 2014 | Special Webcast | 1:54
Find out how an audit of strategic workforce planning (SWP) at Statoil helped the company focus on the links between human resources (people and organisation) and its strategy.
Book Discussion: The Board Game
13 May, 2014 | Special Webcast | 4:39
Focusing on examples of female board directors featured in her book, Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire will provide advancement strategies for women to position themselves to be recommended for board positions.
Managing the Audit Tender
30 April, 2014 | Special Webcast | 10:17
In the Netherlands, companies are now required to change auditors every eight years and mandatory rotation is being considered at the EU level.
The Hershey Company: Leveraging Talent to Drive Global Growth
28 April, 2014 | Conference KeyNotes | 1:56
With a shift in business strategy to grow outside of their traditional markets, hear how The Hershey Company committed to make talent a central part of how they would achieve continued success.
Recommendations from The Conference Board Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement
15 April, 2014 | KnowlEdge Series® | 4:44
The Conference Board Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement will release its recommendations on creating a more optimal governance system. Join us for an exclusive discussion.
501(c)’s and the Proposed Political Activity Rules: Implications for Business
02 April, 2014 | Special Webcast | 2:36
This winter, the IRS and Treasury Department issued proposed regulatory changes for 501(c)(4) organizations, also known as “Social Welfare Organizations”. What do companies need to understand about the proposed rules?
Risk Oversight: What Boards Need Going Forward
20 March, 2014 | Special Webcast | 18:10
This webcast will examine current barriers to effective board risk oversight, and how boards can better identify and use the right risk information to inform their decisions on strategy.
The Internet of Things: Strategy, Governance, and Economic Implications
13 March, 2014 | Special Webcast | 2:18
The "internet of things" is opening new opportunities for business, but the concept is little understood, let alone optimized. This webcast will highlight critical impacts for new and existing business opportunities.
Governance Watch: Activism’s chemistry with non-activist investors and the role of the Board
10 March, 2014 | Governance Watch™ | 2:55
Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb, this complimentary webcast series is designed to address the latest developments in corporate governance through bi-monthly webcasts featuring provocative guests and expert insights.
Cyber Security, Industrial Espionage, and The Internet of Things
05 March, 2014 | Special Webcast | 10:17
This webcast will reveal some of the risks related to revolutionary developments online and suggest some approaches to gaining commercial advantage without risking the enterprise in the process.
2014 Corporate Governance Trends: Diversity/ Risk/ Compensation
04 March, 2014 | Special Webcast | 3:55
This webcast highlights important corporate governance trends affecting public companies, including board composition and diversity, board oversight of political contributions, risk oversight, and pressures on compensation committees.
Corporate Governance Issues for Subsidiaries
14 January, 2014 | Special Webcast | 5:28
Global corporations rely on a network of subsidiaries to conduct various aspects of their operations, and governance policies within those subsidiaries must be adapted to those at the parent.
Human Rights Risk: Focus on China
07 January, 2014 | Special Webcast | 9:43
What human rights risks are companies facing when doing business China? How can businesses manage those risks without running afoul of the Chinese government?
Governance Watch: Governance Considerations in BEPS
04 December, 2013 | Governance Watch™ | 2:30
This Governance Watch webcast will explore the governance, fiscal, and other issues around "base erosion and profit shifting” (BEPS) and risks raised by current policy discussions in Europe, the US, and BRIC countries.
Social Services in a Multi-Channel World
28 November, 2013 | Special Webcast | 7:22
How has the rise of the mobile customer and the “always on, always social” behavior associated with this new consumer changed the way companies think about the customer experience?
Pay for Performance in the UK, Europe and for Global Companies – Innovative Measures
26 November, 2013 | Special Webcast | 8:49
For corporations in the United Kingdom and Europe and for global companies based in the United States, India, and Asia, remuneration measures are a top topic among companies and investors.
Beyond Law & Compliance: Achieving a Civil Workplace
20 November, 2013 | Special Webcast | 6:58
What are the benefits of moving beyond a purely legal compliance corporate culture to a civil, respectful, and inclusive workplace that focuses on organizational values, behavior, and cultural change?
A CEO's View on CSR, Risk & Reputation Management
19 November, 2013 | Special Webcast
Hans W. Decker, retired CEO and vice chairman of Siemens USA, explores a CEO's view of the meaning and importance of corporate social responsibility and risk and reputation management.
Corporate Governance, ESG and Sustainability
31 October, 2013 | Special Webcast
Institutional investors have traditionally made investment decisions guided by a "prudent person" fiduciary standard, but recent events have challenged the assumptions underlying this model.
Shareholder Engagement Through The U.K. Stewardship Code
22 October, 2013 | Special Webcast
Learn how companies are responding to the 2012 U.K. Stewardship Code that applies to firms who manage assets on behalf of institutional shareholders.
Governance Watch: Supplemental Pay Disclosures
21 October, 2013 | Governance Watch™ | 2:09
This Governance Watch webcast will announce the work product of The Conference Board Working Group on Supplemental Pay Disclosure, which seeks to develop consistent definitions for "realized" and "realizable" pay for use in company proxy reports.
Human Rights Risk Reporting and Assurance
17 October, 2013 | Special Webcast | 11:19
This webcast offers insights on current efforts to report on human rights, as well as the scope of assurance that can be provided to senior management and boards of directors.
Sustainability Practices: 2013 Edition
10 October, 2013 | Special Webcast | 3:48
Thomas Singer gives us insights into this report that analyzes a total of 76 environmental, social, and reporting practices and introduces along with it a new complementary web based tool, the Sustainability Practices Dashboard.
The Conference Board Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement
27 September, 2013 | KnowlEdge Series® | 1:15
A discussion and advance preview of recommendations from The Conference Board Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement designed to influence decisions regarding investor engagement in the governance of public corporations.
Proxy Voting Analytics
26 September, 2013 | KnowlEdge Series® | 3:12
Join us in an exploration of implications and results from proxy voting data of business corporations in the Russell 3000 index.
The Board's Responsibility for Reputation Risk Management
08 August, 2013 | Special Webcast | 1:32
Responsibility for reputation risk management belongs to the CEO and executive team. But who holds them accountable? In the increasingly complex global risk environment, boards need to step up their vigilance and oversight of this critical area.
Governance Watch: Cyber Security
07 August, 2013 | Governance Watch™
This webcast will review the latest that the board and management need to be thinking about with respect to cyber security and related risks that confront public companies.
The Corporate Technology Leadership Gap
25 July, 2013 | Special Webcast | 3:17
Management and boards in the United States and Europe have taken different approaches to address the technology revolution in business and the role of leaders in technology strategy.
Rise of the Chief Risk & Reputation Officer: Myth or Reality?
16 July, 2013 | Special Webcast | 7:41
Do companies have the right leadership and structure in place to deal with the vast array and complexity of global risks and reputational threats? An empowered Chief Risk & Reputation Officer reporting to the CEO and the Board may be the answer.
Governance Watch: Corporate Political Spending
12 June, 2013 | Governance Watch™ | 3:01
Hosted in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb, this Governance Watch webcast will review the latest developments in the area of corporate political disclosure and consider where things might go from here.
Executive Compensation after Peer Groups
17 May, 2013 | Special Webcast | 7:06
This webcast picks up on the recent Directors Roundtable debate and will explore what other factors should be considered by a compensation committee if peer-group benchmarking is deemphasized, as Prof. Elson and Mr. Ferrere suggest should be the case.
Cybersecurity: Do you know if you’ve been hacked?
03 May, 2013 | Special Webcast | 7:36
There are 2 types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that do not know they have been hacked. In this webcast we will address two major questions: What are the risks? and how do you protect your organization?
The Board’s Role in Ethics & Compliance
25 April, 2013 | Special Webcast | 2:42
Gain insight on this timely topic and learn best practices when interacting with your board of directors so that a strong ethical culture can be set.
What You Need to Know about Performance-aligned Compensation
15 April, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes | 6:19
Experts from the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, University of Delaware and Farient Advisors discuss what Directors and senior executives need to know about performance-aligned compensation.
Shareholder Engagement with Boards of Directors - Part 2
11 April, 2013 | Special Webcast
There is increasing pressure for greater shareholder engagement in the United States, the United Kingdom, throughout Continental Europe (reinforced by recent proposals by the European Commission), as well as in India (reinforced by recent SEBI proposals).
Governance Watch: Foreign Policy Implications for Business
03 April, 2013 | Governance Watch™ | 8:48
Recent actions by the U.S. Government to place greater sanctions on Iran are the latest foreign policy measures to significantly affect businesses. What steps should businesses take to ensure compliance?
Shareholder Engagement with Boards of Directors - Part 1
19 March, 2013 | Special Webcast
There is increasing pressure for greater shareholder engagement in the U.S., the U.K., throughout Continental Europe (reinforced by recent proposals by the European Commission) as well as in India (reinforced by recent SEBI proposals).
Governance Watch: Lessons for Acquirers and their Boards
06 February, 2013 | Governance Watch™ | 1:07
Much has been covered in the literature of what target companies should do to prepare for an acquisition. On this Governance Watch, our panel will discuss what acquirer companies should think about with respect to governance, accounting, and diligence.
Governance Watch: Social Technology in the Boardroom
05 December, 2012 | Governance Watch™ | 3:53
Join our guests for their insights and advice on how to engage in and leverage social technology for competitive advantage at the board level.
Why Executive Pay Is Important to Investors
03 December, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes | 04:05
Increasingly, investors insist on appropriate sharing of business risks and rewards between shareholders and management. An investor discusses how compensation committees should utilize detailed and reliable analyses and metrics to connect the dots.
Governance Watch: Officer and Director Indemnification – Considerations for Companies
08 November, 2012 | Governance Watch™ | 3:57
Join our panel of governance and litigation experts for their thoughts and advice on how to address current issues regarding officer and director indemnification and advancement of attorney’s fees.
The Key to Everything: Getting CEO Pay Right
19 October, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes | 2:10
How can you incentivize the behaviors that will achieve sustainable success and balance performance orientation and the need to attract and retain the right talent?
FCPA: Developments in Global Anticorruption Enforcement
12 September, 2012 | Special Webcast | 3:22
This webcast will provide an update for seasoned professionals regarding the latest developments and best practices in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance.
Corporate Governance Strategies for the Next AGM Season
11 September, 2012 | Special Webcast
Companies should begin planning their corporate governance and investor communications strategies now – well before the beginning of the next AGM season.
CEO Challenge - European Focus
19 June, 2012 | Special Webcast
Come join this interactive discussion about the most pressing challenges on the minds of CEOs as reflected in The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2012.
Sustainability: A top concern for CEOs in Asia
31 May, 2012 | Special Webcast | 04:07
CEOs have also recognized that sustainability needs to be incorporated in company values and cascaded down into the ranks. How are they meeting the challenges around quality of life and environmental issues?
Economic, Political, and Regulatory Risk: External Challenges for CEOs
23 May, 2012 | Special Webcast | 01:50
The U.S. CEOs rated Global Political/Economic Risk as their third most critical challenge, and Government Regulation as their number-one challenge. What do CEOs need to best handle risk and regulation?
Shareholder Activism – Has it Moved the Needle or Not?
02 May, 2012 | Governance Watch™
Join our panel of investor and governance experts for a debate on whether shareholder activism has had the desired effects and moved governance in a productive direction.
Understanding Financial Conditions and Financial Instability
01 May, 2012 | Special Webcast | 2:50
This webcast will discuss the relationship between categories of economic and financial indicators and, to the extent that some regularities exist, how their analysis can provide insights for business professionals.
Review Meeting of Safeguarding IP in the Supply Chain Working Group
10 April, 2012 | Special Webcast
How can multinational corporations design an effective program that protects their Intellectual Property - trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets – when dealing with their suppliers, sub contractors and third parties around the globe?
The First Six Months Under the Dodd Frank Whistleblower Rules
04 April, 2012 | Special Webcast
With the first six months of operation under the new Dodd Frank whistleblower program now completed, key leaders from the enforcement, whistleblower advocate, and corporate defense communities join in this interactive executive briefing.
Going Public on Data Privacy
08 March, 2012 | Special Webcast
Concerns about the privacy of employee data run from the familiar to the far-out. Join four leading experts in human capital data, analytics and strategic workforce planning as they share their perspectives on what you should worry about—and not.
07 March, 2012 | Governance Watch™
Join our panel of governance and audit experts for their advice on how to address the latest issues facing audit committees and those who advise them.
Re-Thinking Risk: How to Proactively Approach Large External Risks
06 March, 2012 | Special Webcast
Companies often separate sustainability issues from risks, which can create gaps in effective planning. If we focus on risks in operations or strategy without building the impact of some large external risks such as water access or ....
Business Ethics: The Board of Director's Role
29 February, 2012 | Special Webcast
Companies worldwide now acknowledged the need for Board of Director engagement and oversight with respect to company ethics issues and compliance programs.
Working at the Intersection of Human Resources, Ethics and Compliance – The Need for Collaboration
18 January, 2012 | Special Webcast
An ethical culture that is based on more than legal compliance is likely to enhance performance. According to research by The Conference Board, “ethics and social responsibility” are among the top 10 skills employers find important among new employees.
Winning Investors Over
18 January, 2012 | Special Webcast | 02:00
In this webcast Professor Baruch Lev will critically examine managers’ beliefs and chart a coherent, practicable set of policies and actions to regain and maintain investors' support.
Re-Thinking Risk: Turning water into opportunity
10 January, 2012 | Special Webcast
Water scarcity affects every business globally. PepsiCo has transformed water risk into opportunity. Learn how large external risks ought to be part of every company's risk profile and how to build these risks into effective strategy and planning.
05 January, 2012 | Governance Watch™
Governance Watch offers summaries and concise perspectives on developments affecting corporate governance by focusing on issues that would be of interest to directors and senior business and finance executives.
16 December, 2011 | Governance Watch™
Governance Watch is a new program from The Conference Board that helps senior legal and compliance professionals keep abreast of developments in corporate governance. It offers summaries and concise perspectives on developments affecting corporate governance. It focuses on issues that would be of interest to directors and senior business and finance executives, including issues affecting corporate democracy, shareholder communications and relationships, fiduciary obligations of directors, disclosure, compensation and insider trading.
02 November, 2011 | Governance Watch™
Governance Watch is a new program from The Conference Board and sponsored by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton that helps senior legal and compliance professionals keep abreast of developments in corporate governance.
Board Evaluations in the UK and Continental Europe
19 October, 2011 | Special Webcast
Boards of directors throughout the U.K. and Continental Europe are increasingly undertaking self-evaluation processes. The main driver for board evaluations is compliance with governance codes.
Sustainability and Ethics: A Vibrant New Partnership
27 September, 2011 | Conference KeyNotes
This Conference KeyNotes Webcast contains video clips of the keynote address from The 2011 Conference Board Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Conference. The speech was titled “Sustainability and Ethics: A Vibrant New Partnership.”
China and Sustainable Business Practices
20 September, 2011 | Special Webcast
Discuss the key factors driving and/or constraining broader corporate sustainability activities in China and the maturity of corporate sustainability strategies and programs.
The Role of The Board in Risk Oversight
20 September, 2011 | Special Webcast
If the 2008 financial crisis taught us anything, it is that board oversight of risk is critical to the health, or even the survival of a company.
08 September, 2011 | Special Webcast
Including a discussion of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act developments, an update on the progress of, and outlook for, Dodd-Frank regulations, and insights into recent press about the SEC's budget and impact on enforcement activity.
Business and Sustainability in China: How Real is the New Direction?
07 July, 2011 | Special Webcast
This webcast is ideal for senior executives, corporate strategists, and CSR/sustainability practitioners looking for a detailed, practical evaluation of current corporate sustainability initiatives in China.
How the U.K. Bribery Act is Getting Companies to Re-think Anti-Corruption
30 June, 2011 | Special Webcast
The U.K. Bribery Act is more far-reaching than any anti-corruption laws in the world. With the impending 1 July passage of the Act, what are the steps that companies need to take to strengthen their anti-corruption programmes?
Evaluating the European Commission’s Proposed Corporate Governance Reforms
22 June, 2011 | Special Webcast
This webcast will discuss how The European Commission recently released its long-awaited “Green Paper” which challenges the basic fabric of the “Comply or Explain” European model of corporate governance.
Ethical Leadership: Building a Culture that Supports Ethical Behavior
15 June, 2011 | Special Webcast
This webcast will discuss why the effort to build a culture of ethics is so important and a values-based cultural approach vs a consequence - compliance approach.
Unclaimed Property and the States: Stepped up Enforcement and Corporate Liability
09 June, 2011 | Special Webcast
This webcast will build upon a survey and whitepaper published by The Conference Board Governance Center titled: Expanded Liability in Unclaimed Property.
Rating the Raters: Do You Know who’s Monitoring your Sustainability Performance?
07 June, 2011 | Special Webcast
This webcast will explore the best practices for raters, based on an in-depth study of 21 rating organizations and how companies can use information about the raters to develop a sound basis for deciding which surveys to participate in.
Enforcement of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Dialogue with Regulators
03 May, 2011 | Special Webcast
In this webcast, we start that dialogue by hearing from the SEC and DOJ on their renewed focus and collaboration on FCPA enforcement and gain insight on their focus areas. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from the chief enforcers and understand their perspectives.
Risk Oversight Best Practices: What Directors Want and Need to Know
02 December, 2010 | Special Webcast
This webcast will discuss how boards provide effective oversight through pushing for a deep understanding of key risks, taking ownership to improve risk management in the organization and assuring that risk plans are up to date and ready to be acted on.
Sustainability Reporting in Asia: Trends, Branding and Competition
03 November, 2010 | Special Webcast
This webcast will discuss why GRI is gaining ground, especially among mainstream financial institutions, how GRI helps companies manage and measure their sustainability strategies, the opportunities and risks of greater transparency and growing stakeholder demands, and the future of integrated reporting and how this will impact corporate management and investor behavior.
Corporate Political Activity in the Post Citizen’s United Era
14 October, 2010 | Special Webcast
Key findings from The Conference Board’s new handbook on corporate political activity can help companies navigate recent and impending legislation, avoid pitfalls, and explore emerging best practices
The Materiality of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance
12 August, 2010 | Special Webcast
In this webcast we will have an in-depth discussion on the meaning of materiality, how it has evolved (and continues to evolve) in financial reporting and how this can, or cannot, apply effectively to materiality determination of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Future of Integrated Reporting
07 June, 2010 | Special Webcast
This webcast will discuss why GRI is gaining ground, especially among mainstream financial institutions and how GRI helps companies manage and measure their sustainability strategies.
Understanding the SEC Climate Change Guidance
04 May, 2010 | Special Webcast
This webcast will explore the implications of SEC guidance for corporate measurement and reporting on climate change risks and how this can improve corporate investor relations.
Pressure Points for Boards: Improving Directors' Performance in Times of Financial Stress
28 October, 2009 | Special Webcast
Boards are asking for expanded guidance on meeting their oversight responsibilities, and board members are seeking pragmatic ways to work with senior management to improve performance.
Business Ethics and Compliance–Effective Best Practices in Challenging Times
24 June, 2009 | Special Webcast
This webcast will discuss how maintaining an effective program in these challenging times requires us to make the most of existing resources.