On Governance: Responding to Imprecision in the Voting Recommendations of a Proxy Advisor
October 30 | Bernard Sharfman, Associate Fellow, R Street Institute | Comments (0)
Institutional investors should always be in a position of making an informed vote, whether or not a proxy advisor can help in making them informed.
New Research from the Governance Center
October 26 | Governance Center | Comments (0)
During the last three months, the Governance Center released four pieces of research that cover CEO and executive compensation practices, CEO succession practices, the Delaware bench and bar perspectives on the job description of a corporate director, and an analysis of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.
CPA-Zicklin Index: More S&P 500 Companies Score High in Political Transparency
October 25 | Governance Center | Comments (0)
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 scores for political disclosure and accountability continues to increase. That is a major finding of the 2018 CPA-Zicklin Index.
Indications 2.2. Drilling down on oil prices: Back to $40 or on to $100?
October 19 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
Oil broke $70 a barrel for the first time in four years in January and hasn't receded since. Most experts predict it'll remain between $70 and $85 in the near term. But any sense of stability or consensus is deceiving. A witches' brew of volatile, complicated, and often countervailing global forces has been the real story of oil prices in 2018—and likely the only safe bet for 2019 as well.
Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles 2.0 Launched
October 19 | Governance Center | Comments (0)
Seven CEOs of companies that are members of The Conference Board Governance Center are among 20 who have signed on to the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles 2.0, which has been endorsed by the Governance Center and the Business Roundtable and will be hosted by the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School.
Book Discussion: Governance Professors Explain Revolutionary Board Model
October 18 | Governance Center | Comments (0)
The authors of the book “Outsourcing the Board: How Board Service Providers Can Improve Corporate Governance” recently sat down with Governance Center Executive Director Doug Chia to discuss their unique idea for a new corporate board model. A video of that discussion is available on-demand.
Temporary Limitations: Why Europe Uses Temporary Workers More Frequently than the US Does
October 16 | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The share of workers employed in temporary contracts declined from an already low level in 2005. employers still grappling with how to incorporate labor market platforms and other recent technological innovations into hiring practices. Employers continue to value lasting relationships with employees and care deeply about the skills and work habits of those they employ.
Why are labor markets for blue-collar workers tighter than for white-collar ones?
October 16 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The labor shortages in blue-collar jobs are unlikely to disappear any time soon. An important reason: The combination of the US population becoming more educated and the concentration of disability among less educated people is significantly reducing the share of less educated people in the labor force.
Non-Traditional Workers Are Less Satisfied at Work, Especially Men
October 15 | Agron Nicaj, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
A forthcoming 2018 report by The Conference Board on non-traditional work is set to address the lack of growth and impact alternative work arrangements will have on the U.S. labor market. Hiring workers through alternative arrangements is certainly a viable option for many employers, but satisfaction levels may make it difficult for employers to significantly change their share of non-traditional workers.