Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center Publications

2018

  1. Power of More Foreign-Born Workers: How Raising Immigration Levels Can Boost US Economic Growth

    January 2018 | Committee for Economic Development

    New immigrants between the ages of 18 and 35 provide a human capital contribution to the US economy worth more than $300 billion per year.

  2. How to Reinvigorate Higher Education for the 21st Century: 13 Recommendations for Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

    January 2018 | Committee for Economic Development

    This policy brief outlines recommendations for Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization which will increase innovation, affordability, and transparency in higher education, while ensuring accountability for students and taxpayers.

2017

  1. Beyond the Tipping Point? How the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may or may not affect short- and medium-term investment in energy & emissions

    December 2017 | Research Report

    How does US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement affect energy-related investments? With the world on a path to reduce emissions, US policy may not alter investment decisions in the near term. But future uncertainty over US policy could.

  2. Sustainability Practices 2017 Key Findings

    December 2017 | Research Report

    Third-party verification of the claims in sustainability reports is on the rise, which is helping investors make better-informed decisions about companies’ risks and opportunities. But companies could still be much more transparent. 

  3. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    December 2017 | Research Report

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

  4. Game Changers: Corporate Foundations in a Changing World

    December 2017 | Research Report

    "Game Changer" foundations are leading a potentially transformative shift in corporate philanthropy, one in which they strategically draw on the parent company’s mission, acumen, assets, and networks rather than simply writing checks.

     

  5. Sustainability in the Mainstream: Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards

    November 2017 | Director Notes

    Shareholder activism around ESG issues is less well-understood than the environmental and sustainability issues themselves.

  6. Giving in Numbers: 2017 Edition

    October 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Companies are reinforcing commitments to societal stakeholders, despite continued global uncertainties. 

  7. State of Digital and Social Media Risk Management

    October 2017 | Research Report

    Although digital governance teams and Digital Centers of Excellence are becoming common oversight structures, most do not yet have fully optimized, managed, and resourced processes and programs to manage new and growing types of digital and social media risks.

  8. Environmental and Social Proposals in the 2017 Proxy Season

    October 2017 | Director Notes

    The volume of environmental and social proposals at Russell 3000 companies has consistently gone up in the past five years.