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10 Jul. 2019 | Comments (0)
NIRI President: Boards Paying More Attention to IROs
Investor relations executives or officers (IROs) are slowly starting to move on to public company boards and into the C-suite, according to Gary LaBra…

14 May. 2019 | Comments (0)
Latest Research from the ESG Center
During the last month, The Conference Board ESG Center released five pieces of research that cover corporate board practices among Russell 3000 and S&…

02 Apr. 2019 | Comments (0)
Latest Research from the Governance Center
The latest research from the Governance Center covers the independent auditor and regulator perspectives on the director’s job description, and a theo…

21 Mar. 2019 | Comments (0)
LeaderXXchange Study: How’s Women Leadership Faring Worldwide?
When it comes to gender diversity on public company boards, there is good news and bad news, according to LeaderXXchange. Among the world’s largest pu…

30 Jan. 2019 | Comments (0)
Update: SEC up and running … for now
The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, which handles no-action letters regarding shareholder proposals, is back in business for now as the federal…

23 Jan. 2019 | Comments (0)
Report: Board Diversity Progress Made but More Needed
Fortune 500 board representation of women and minorities saw an all-time high of 34 percent, compared to 30.8 percent in 2016, according to the "Missi…

10 Jan. 2019 | Comments (0)
Senior Fellow L’Helias Honored by Global Proxy Watch
Sophie L’Helias, a senior fellow with The Conference Board Governance Center and founder of the LeaderXXchange, was named to Global Proxy Watch’s “201…

26 Oct. 2018 | Comments (0)
New Research from the Governance Center
During the last three months, the Governance Center released four pieces of research that cover CEO and executive compensation practices, CEO successi…

25 Oct. 2018 | Comments (0)
CPA-Zicklin Index: More S&P 500 Companies Score High in Political Transparency
While political control of Congress in 2019 is unknown two weeks before Election Day, what is known is the number of S&P 500 companies receiving high …

19 Oct. 2018 | Comments (0)
Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles 2.0 Launched
Seven CEOs of companies that are members of The Conference Board Governance Center are among 20 who have signed on to the Commonsense Corporate Govern…

18 Oct. 2018 | Comments (0)
Book Discussion: Governance Professors Explain Revolutionary Board Model
The authors of the book “Outsourcing the Board: How Board Service Providers Can Improve Corporate Governance” recently sat down with Governance Center…

27 Aug. 2018 | Comments (0)
Corporate Political Spending Initiative launched by Center for Political Accountability
Center for Political Accountability launched a new campaign on June 22 discussing corporate political spending. The report advises companies on mainta…

13 Aug. 2018 | Comments (0)
ISS Annual Global Policy Survey Released
Announcement and details of the 2018 ISS Annual Global Policy Survey. The survey focuses on topics such as external audit, director accountability, bo…

03 Jul. 2018 | Comments (0)
Podcast on Social Purpose: The Conference Board’s Executives and Members Opine
The Bottom Line, a podcast on social progress, spoke to thought leaders associated with The Conference Board on the letter that BlackRock CEO Larry Fi…

30 Nov. 2011 | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® Improves
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in October, improved in November. The Index now stands at 56.0 (1985=100), up fr…

18 Nov. 2011 | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increases Sharply
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.9 percent in October to 117.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increa…

08 Nov. 2011 | Comments (0)
Global Growth to Lose Momentum; Emerging Economies Will Account for Much of the Slowdown
World growth will slow to about 3 percent per year on average, until at least the middle of the next decade, The Conference Board reports today. Gl…

07 Nov. 2011 | Comments (0)
2012 Global Economic Outlook Released on Tuesday
The Conference Board Economics Team will be releasing its Global Economic Outlook 2012 tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8. Chief Economist Bart van Ark wil…