Corporate Governance Publications

2018

  1. Are Directors Paid Too Much? An Analysis of Corporate Board Member Compensation from 1997-2012

    February 2018 | Director Notes

    Director excess compensation may be a sign of board entrenchment while an increase in overcompensation of directors reduces pay-for-performance sensitivity.

  2. 23 Truths about Cybersecurity: Insights from the Cybersecurity Conference: Crucial Collaborations

    February 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Organizations can’t prevent all cyberattacks, but they can mitigate their effects. This requires enterprise risk management programs guided by a cyber-knowledgeable board and a leadership team that knows its risk appetite.

  3. What Is the 'New Paradigm' Framework? Highlights of The Conference Board Governance Center Fall 2017 Meeting

    January 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    A central premise of Martin Lipton’s "New Paradigm" is that corporations and institutional investors can together forge a meaningful and successful private-sector solution.

  4. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: Reinventing the Organization for the Digital Age

    January 2018 | Key Business Issues

    As the global economy appears to have shaken off six years of stagnation, CEOs and C-Suite executives are increasingly acknowledging the need for radical reinvention.

  5. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: Reinventing the Organization for the Digital Age (Executive Summary)

    January 2018 | Key Business Issues

    As the global economy appears to have shaken off six years of stagnation, CEOs and C-Suite executives are increasingly acknowledging the need for radical reinvention.

  6. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: Reinventing the Organization for the Digital Age (Expanded Report)

    January 2018 | Key Business Issues

    As the global economy appears to have shaken off six years of stagnation, CEOs and C-Suite executives are increasingly acknowledging the need for radical reinvention.

2017

  1. 18 Truths about Succession Planning: Insights from the 13th Annual Succession Management Conference

    December 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    As the business landscape continues to evolve, old assumptions about talent and what is needed for future success are no longer relevant.

  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. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Large Passive Investors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    November 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Large passive investors—including Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street Global Advisors—say the information management shares with the board is sometimes incomplete, and these investors want the corporate director to be knowledgeable enough to realize that.