Sustainability Center Blog
Why Manage Sustainability in your Supply Chain?
October 08 | Anuj Saush, Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Embedding sustainability into the supply chain makes good business sense. Embracing sustainable procurement practices can help companies manage business risks, achieve costs savings through material efficiency gains, enhance their brand reputation, and manage suppliers more effectively. But success requires a focus on real-world impact rather than inputs and activities.
Sustainability in the mainstream: Investors ESG interaction with companies
June 29 | Anuj Saush, Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Increasing recognition of the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities on portfolio value is driving institutional investors engagement with companies on ESG.
The Governance Center Blog
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.
On Governance: Stock Buybacks – A Recent Trend That May Change Executive Compensation Pay Practices
October 11 | James F. Reda, Managing Director, Executive Compensation, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Human Resources & Compensation Consulting Practice | Comments (0)
Care should be taken to avoid enrichment of executive pay packages as a result of a stock buyback. The selection of performance measures and corresponding performance levels can be one of the most difficult aspects of designing an incentive compensation program for executives.
On Governance: New California Law – Don’t Fear the Gender Quota
October 04 | Sophie L'Helias, Founder, LeaderXXchange™, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
California's new corporate board quota law marks the first time a U.S. state will mandate gender diversity. It will put pressure on companies to be more diverse. While it will most likely be challenged in court, companies potentially affected could begin managing internal targets for naming female directors and disclosing to stakeholders who can assess whether their intentions match their outcomes.
On Governance: California Becomes the First State to Impose Gender Quotas on Corporate Boards
October 01 | Carol Hansell, Founding Partner, Hansell LLP, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
Even if the new gender diversity law is successfully challenged, the fact of it having been enacted by the State of California sends a strong signal. It is an important consideration for boards to incorporate in their board composition deliberations.
On Governance: Dear Washington: How can we miss you if you don’t go away?
September 25 | Robert Lamm, Shareholder, Gunster Law Firm, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
President Trump’s proposal to change financial reporting to every six months from quarterly and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s American Capitalism Act are two examples of how Washington puts forth “slapdash” efforts instead of wholistic ones to address governance issues.
On Governance: State Law Implementation of The New Paradigm
September 17 | Martin Lipton, Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Ryan A. McLeod | Comments (0)
With, among other things, the embrace of corporate purpose, ESG, and long-term investment strategy by BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard; the adoption and promotion by the World Economic Forum of The New Paradigm; and the introduction of legislation by Senator Warren to achieve stakeholder corporate governance by way of mandatory federal incorporation, it is clear that we are at a new inflection point in the development of corporate governance.