Energy & Sustainability Publications

2017

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. China Center Chart Dive: Companies in China Are Boosting Spending on Air Pollutant Treatment

    October 2017 | China Center Publications

    Environmental protection, particularly the fight against air pollution, appears to be gaining traction in China’s corporate sector. 

  4. Environmental and Social Proposals in the 2017 Proxy Season

    October 2017 | Director Notes

    The volume of environmental and social proposals at Russell 3000 companies has consistently gone up in the past five years.

  5. 18 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the 16th Annual Sustainability Summit

    August 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Sustainability reporting needs to be built into everyday business activities, especially since it has become a tool to attract mainstream investors. 

  6. 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.

  7. Sustainability Practices in Asia-Pacific

    May 2017 | Research Report

    We analyze the 2015 disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies in 12 Asia-Pacific markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  8. Sustainability Practices in Asia-Pacific Dashboard

    May 2017 | Excel Database

    Data on 95 environmental and social practices can be segmented by 12 Asia-Pacific economies, 10 sectors, and three revenue groups.

  9. Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

    April 2017 | Executive Action Report

    In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?

  10. 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.