Latest Research from the ESG Center
May 14 | ESG Center | Comments (0)
During the last month, The Conference Board ESG Center released five pieces of research that cover corporate board practices among Russell 3000 and S&P 500 companies, business media perspectives on the director’s job description, the idea of extending ethical business principles to digitalization, how ESG raters miss rating governance and how standardized social outcomes can measure the impact of societal investments.
On Governance: Beware Directors, Your Seat May not be Safe
May 07 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
One year after activist shareholders won 65 board seats in a record-breaking first quarter on the way to 160 for all of 2018, corporate directors continue to lose seats at a pretty good clip in 2019. And institutional investors are leading the way.
Q&A with Ralph Ward: Boardroom INSIDER Publisher’s Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
May 01 | Ralph Ward, Publisher, Boardroom INSIDER | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Ralph Ward discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as a business media and corporate governance executive. He gives his views on such topics as who owns tone at the top and directors’ ideal characteristics.
Q&A with Jeff Cunningham: Chief Executive Editor at Large Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
April 24 | Jeff Cunningham, Editor at Large, Chief Executive | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Jeff Cunningham discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as a business media and corporate governance executive. He touches upon topics such as transparency of information discussed in board meetings and the importance of diversity in the boardroom.
On Governance: How a Board Shapes and Protects its Reputation
April 18 | Patrick Dailey, Co-founder, BoardQuest | Comments (0)
The author recommends the board chair lead a discussion about understanding and protecting the board’s reputation. The discussion is about both the board’s internal and its external reputation—how to build it; how to leverage it; how to protect it.
On Governance: The Public Company Governance Model – In Dire Need of Radical Change
April 09 | Henry D. Wolfe | Comments (0)
What is needed is a radically new governance model aligned with the high-performance requirements of the current hyper-competitive business environment.
On Governance: Science & Sentiment – A Quantitative Analysis of Warren Buffett's CEO Letters
April 03 | Krista Bennatti-Roberts, Data Scientist, Hansell McLaughlin Advisory | Carol Hansell, Founding Partner, Hansell LLP, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
Shareholders and other stakeholders develop a sense for the chief executive's leadership style through the tone and content of the annual CEO letters. In the case of Warren Buffett, the tone and content is unique and effective.