Diversity & Inclusion Center Publications

2017

  1. China Center Chart Dive: Disability in the workplace—the next frontier for diversity & inclusion programs in China?

    March 2017 | China Center Publications

    Due to stigma, discrimination, and a lack of effective government strategies, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in China are economically and socially marginalized, with limited access to education, training programs, and work opportunities (China’s unemployment rate for PWDs is more than three times that of the general population).

  2. Designing the Future of Diversity and Inclusion: Aspirations and Opportunities

    March 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Although D&I has achieved important successes, current practices are insufficient to complete the journey. In December we partnered with CoVision for an enhanced conversation about D&I challenges and opportunities. Results are summarized here.

  3. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Future of Work (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017)

    March 2017 | Human Capital in Review

    This series focuses on the Future of Work and how technology is transforming every aspect of work—and in the process, opening a Pandora’s box of complex issues for today’s human capital practitioners.

  4. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The biggest challenges for CEOs in 2017 come from global volatility and unprecedented disruption. Leaders are coping by focusing on talent, culture, and fiscal discipline, according to our annual CEO survey.

  5. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Human Capital Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The human capital challenge for businesses in 2017 is about culture and talent. In a year of disruption, CEO respondents to our annual survey emphasize the need for strong organizational cultures that foster inclusiveness.

  6. Effect of Gender Diversity on Board Decision-making: Interviews with Board Members and Stakeholders

    January 2017 | Director Notes

    This Director Notes investigates the argument that adding women to boards is good business by looking at some supporting evidence from interviews conducted with French corporate board members and stakeholders in connection with a preliminary qualitative study about the quota system adopted in France in 2011.

  7. Divergent Views/Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders

    January 2017 | Research Report

    This report sheds light on the leadership values and preferences of these two cohorts, and in light of the findings, outlines the steps organizations can take for enhanced performance.

2016

  1. 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.

  2. 17 Truths about Women's Leadership: Insights from the 12th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

    August 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies and their employees need to shape cultural changes in both society and the workplace to improve the chances of women holding CEO and board member positions.

  3. 25 Truths about Diversity & Inclusion: Insights from the 20th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

    July 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    The diversity and inclusion function is growing to encompass not only race and religion but also sexuality, ability, and thinking. Inclusion means understanding bias and disrupting old thought patterns.