Corporate Governance Center Publications


  1. Director Notes: Integrating Creating Shared Value and Corporate Governance

    March 2017 | Director Notes

    This report provides a framework for integrating CSV and corporate governance while examining five examples where a company has adopted the approach as a fundamental part of the company strategy by all parts of the corporation.

  2. Director Notes India: The Role of the Nomination Committee in Board Independence and Composition in Indian Companies

    March 2017 | Director Notes

    By mandating a formal nomination and remuneration committee process, the Companies Act, 2013, has taken a significant step toward ushering in better and more transparent governance in Indian companies.

  3. Have We Reached a Tipping Point? Insights and Highlights from The Committee on Corporate Political Spending Meeting

    January 2017 | Executive Action Report

    This publication depicts the highlights of a meeting of The Committee on Corporate Political Spending of The Conference Board Governance Center on the topic of corporate political spending disclosure.

  4. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Regulation and Risk Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Meeting the regulation and risk challenge in 2017 means updating contingency plans and cyber risk management, improving agility, and exercising fiscal prudence, according to CEOs responding to our annual survey.  

  5. 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.

  6. China ResearchGraphic: Provincial Economic Risk Assessment - Trends and Drivers

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    Our recently-released "Economic Risks in ChinaA Provincial View" mapped sub-national economic risk in China. In this latest piece, we further analyze provincial economic risk dynamics by focusing on the primary drivers of this divergence.

  7. Is Universal Proxy in the Cards? Insights and Highlights from a Recent Roundtable

    January 2017 | Executive Action Report

    The Conference Board Governance Center hosted more than 30 corporate governance practitioners to discuss the viability of mandatory versus optional universal proxy cards in contested director elections.


  1. 25 Truths about Succession Management: Insights from the 12th Succession Management Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies have fewer candidates to take over the top spot today than they did five years ago. Boards should take key steps to insure a smooth transition at the top.

  2. Follow the Leader: The Adoption and Use of Instagram by the Inc. 500 and the Fortune 500

    December 2016 | Research Report

    This SNCR 2020 article examines the commonalities of Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies that have adopted Instagram.

  3. 25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Although mergers & acquisitions activity in early 2016 declined from 2015’s record levels, nearly half of CEOs expect to conduct a domestic transaction this year, and a third expect to do a cross-border deal.