The Conference Board Initiative on Sustainability™ Publications

2017

  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. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Sustainability Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The sustainability challenge for businesses in 2017 is to embed sustainability into performance measurement and strategy and to recognize sustainability as a potential growth driver, say CEOs responding to our annual survey. 

2016

  1. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    November 2016 | Research Report

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. 

  2. Sustainability Practices 2016 Key Findings

    November 2016 | Research Report

    One key finding from the 2016 Sustainability Practices Dashboard: while an increasing number of companies include sustainability performance metrics as a factor in executive compensation, they are routinely reticent to disclose the specifics of those metrics.

  3. Transforming Electric Power Generation for a Low-Carbon Environment

    October 2016 | Research Report

    If emerging markets in East and South Asia continue to use coal because it is cheap and domestically available (secure), greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise.

  4. 25 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the Sustainability Summit

    August 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    There’s good and bad news in sustainability. Good: more businesses are taking sustainability seriously. Bad: for many, “growth” still means “selling more product.” The solution: sustainable innovations that also drive business growth.

  5. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We identify a set of business practices most often associated with leadership in corporate sustainability, helping company leaders direct their sustainability efforts where they are most impactful.

  6. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (CEO Business Implications)

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    CEO engagement on sustainability issues is one of the most important drivers of leadership in corporate sustainability. We offer practical examples of how CEOs can strengthen their companies’ sustainability profiles.

  7. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (General Counsel Business Implications)

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We examine the key business practices that define leadership in corporate sustainability and provide guidance on how general counsel and boards of directors can steer their organizations toward leadership.

  8. China ResearchGraphic: The Growing Importance of Sustainability Reporting in China

    May 2016 | China Center Publications

    The Chinese government’s intensifying focus on improving the sustainability reporting of local companies indicates that better sustainability reporting is desired by regulators, and the demand of the Chinese public for better sustainability standards, enforcement, and transparency is driving this trend.