Corporate Philanthropy & Social Impact Center Publications


  1. 16 Truths about Income Inequality

    January 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Short-term thinking has created a corporate culture pushing quarterly numbers over practices that promote solid growth. To combat inequality and its effects, companies must invest in workers, innovation, and long-term projects.

  2. New Business of Business: Innovating for a Better World

    January 2017 | Research Report

    Businesses today face three challenges: shareholder demands for growth, employee desire for meaningful work, and public expectations. This Giving Thoughts describes how firms are tackling these three challenges simultaneously.


  1. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    November 2016 | Research Report

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. 

  2. Sustainability Practices 2016 Key Findings

    November 2016 | Research Report

    One key finding from the 2016 Sustainability Practices Dashboard: while an increasing number of companies include sustainability performance metrics as a factor in executive compensation, they are routinely reticent to disclose the specifics of those metrics.

  3. Every Other One: A Status Update on Women on Boards

    November 2016 | Committee for Economic Development

    In this paper, CED outlines its plan for direct outreach to the nominating committees of prominent corporate boards and includes recommendations for expanding the criteria for qualified female board members.

  4. Corporate Philanthropy in China, 2nd Edition: Creating Impact amid Challenges

    October 2016 | Research Report

    Despite enormous growth in China’s nonprofit sector, charitable giving remains small compared to that of many Western countries. This report examines how a lack of transparency and available data complicate corporate philanthropy planning.

  5. 20 Truths about Corporate Philanthropy

    October 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    When 46 experts met to discuss corporate social responsibility and sustainability at the Strategic Community Impact Symposium in New York City, we took notes. Here are the highlights.

  6. Giving in Numbers: 2016 Edition

    October 2016 | Research Report

    The 2016 edition of this annual report explores corporate giving at 272 of the world's leading companies.

  7. Taking a Stand: How Corporations Speak Out on Social Issues

    September 2016 | Research Report

    This Giving Thoughts article considers the ways in which corporations weigh in on social issues such as discrimination, the environment, human rights, and access to quality education.

  8. Unlocking Value from Integrated Corporate Communications and Marketing

    September 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We look at the trend toward integrating corporate communications and marketing and consider the various ways that these two functions working together can contribute value to corporations.