Publications

2015

  1. Next Frontier for Boards: Oversight of Risk Culture

    June 2015 | Director Notes

    This report provides board members an overview of new risk oversight expectations, outlines potential handicaps they may encounter, and offers suggestions for overseeing their company’s risk culture.

  2. CEO Succession Practices: 2015 Edition

    April 2015 | Research Report

    CEO Succession Practices: 2015 Edition documents CEO turnover among S&P 500 companies, provides an analysis of annual data dating back to 2001, and discusses the correlation between CEO succession and company performance.

     

  3. Rethinking Today’s Succession Strategies to Address Tomorrow’s Business Reality: Insights from the 2014 Succession Management Conference

    February 2015 | Conference KeyNotes

    To successfully address future business challenges, organizations need to be strategic about how they plan for future leadership. This includes identifying high performers early and preparing leaders through experiential learning.

  4. Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does “Difference” Make?

    January 2015 | Director Notes

    This report evaluates the case for diversity on corporate boards of directors in light of competing research findings and suggests strategies to promote more inclusive boards.

  5. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: US Edition

    January 2015 | Key Business Issues

    With modest global economic growth expected, US CEOs view Human Capital in all its forms as the primary fuel that will drive the engines of growth in their organizations.

  6. Navigating the Sustainability Transformation

    January 2015 | Director Notes

    This report describes a four-stage model for companies to progress from engaging initially with sustainability to accelerating, leading, and, ultimately, transforming their businesses.

2014

  1. Proxy Voting Analytics (2010-2014)

    November 2014 | Research Report

    There’s been a fundamental shift in the type of resolutions shareholders submit, and activists are increasingly using social media to agitate for change outside of the AGM, 2014 data show.

  2. US Top Executive Compensation Report: 2014 Edition

    October 2014 | Research Report

    This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest paid executives of 2,283 US-listed companies by specific revenue and industry groups.

  3. Women on Boards: Beyond Quotas

    September 2014 | Director Notes

    Many countries are realizing that quotas may fail to address the root causes of the shortage of women on boards and are examining alternative approaches to creating true gender diversity.

  4. Proxy Voting Fact Sheet (July 2014)

    July 2014 | Proxy Voting Fact Sheet

    An analysis of annual shareholder meetings at Russell 3000 companies shows shareholder proposals on the disclosure of corporate political contributions doubled since 2009, signaling continued concern about a lack of transparency.

Task Force on
Corporate/Investor Engagement

The Conference Board Governance Center Task Force on Corporate /Investor Engagement has published its recommendations for creating a stronger corporate governance system.

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