Corporate Governance Publications

2017

  1. 25 Truths about Measuring the Impact of Ethics Programs in Your Organization

    July 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies need to be aware of and know how to mitigate the underlying system dynamics that can lead to unethical behavior. 

  2. Toward a New Measurement of the Value of Government Relations: Adapting Sustainability Measurements to Demonstrate Greater Business Value

    July 2017 | Council Perspectives

    Judging government relations value by inappropriate criteria shortchanges the discipline and can render a false conclusion to corporate leaders, leading to resource cuts that ultimately harm the firm.

     

  3. CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition

    July 2017 | Research Report

    CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition analyzes all CEO succession events at S&P 500 companies over the last 15 years with additional analysis based on 2017 survey findings.

  4. Governance Outlook for Directors: Highlights of the 2017 The Conference Board /CED Spring Policy Conference

    July 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    The Conference Board Governance Center and the Committee for Economic Development (CED) on April 20, 2017 co-hosted more than 100 corporate governance practitioners to discuss the state of corporate governance, corporate political contributions, the job description of a corporate director, and cybersecurity oversight.

  5. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job?: Proxy Advisors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    June 2017 | Key Business Issues

    When describing the job of a public company board member, proxy advisors were not  naturally inclined to draw up a list of qualifications and responsibilities.

  6. A Roadmap to Sustainable Supply Chain Standards: Decoding Progress, Challenges, and Best Practices

    June 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report is a resource for understanding how sustainable supply chain standards and codes of conduct are evolving, and how companies can adapt to increasing demands for global transparency and accountability.

  7. Short-Termism and Public Trust: Report from the Millstein Center General Counsel Summit

    May 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    This is a summary of the General Counsel Corporate Governance Summit hosted by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School in collaboration with The Conference Board Governance Center.

  8. 25 Truths about Joint Ventures

    April 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets. 

  9. 30 Truths about Cybersecurity

    April 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

  10. 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.