Philanthropy & Citizenship 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. 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.

  3. Power of More Foreign-Born Workers: How Raising Immigration Levels Can Boost US Economic Growth

    January 2018 | Committee for Economic Development

    New immigrants between the ages of 18 and 35 provide a human capital contribution to the US economy worth more than $300 billion per year.

  4. How to Reinvigorate Higher Education for the 21st Century: 13 Recommendations for Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

    January 2018 | Committee for Economic Development

    This policy brief outlines recommendations for Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization which will increase innovation, affordability, and transparency in higher education, while ensuring accountability for students and taxpayers.

2017

  1. Beyond the Tipping Point? How the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may or may not affect short- and medium-term investment in energy & emissions

    December 2017 | Research Report

    How does US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement affect energy-related investments? With the world on a path to reduce emissions, US policy may not alter investment decisions in the near term. But future uncertainty over US policy could.

  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. Game Changers: Corporate Foundations in a Changing World

    December 2017 | Research Report

    "Game Changer" foundations are leading a potentially transformative shift in corporate philanthropy, one in which they strategically draw on the parent company’s mission, acumen, assets, and networks rather than simply writing checks.

     

  5. Sustainability in the Mainstream: Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards

    November 2017 | Director Notes

    Shareholder activism around ESG issues is less well-understood than the environmental and sustainability issues themselves.

  6. Giving in Numbers: 2017 Edition

    October 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Companies are reinforcing commitments to societal stakeholders, despite continued global uncertainties.