Corporate Governance Publications

2017

  1. 25 Truths about Joint Ventures

    April 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets. 

  2. 30 Truths about Cybersecurity

    April 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

  3. 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.

  4. Director Notes India: The Role of the Nomination Committee in Board Independence and Composition in Indian Companies

    March 2017 | Director Notes

    By mandating a formal nomination and remuneration committee process, the Companies Act, 2013, has taken a significant step toward ushering in better and more transparent governance in Indian companies.

  5. Have We Reached a Tipping Point? Insights and Highlights from The Committee on Corporate Political Spending Meeting

    January 2017 | Executive Action Report

    This publication depicts the highlights of a meeting of The Committee on Corporate Political Spending of The Conference Board Governance Center on the topic of corporate political spending disclosure.

  6. Effect of Gender Diversity on Board Decision-making: Interviews with Board Members and Stakeholders

    January 2017 | Director Notes

    This Director Notes investigates the argument that adding women to boards is good business by looking at some supporting evidence from interviews conducted with French corporate board members and stakeholders in connection with a preliminary qualitative study about the quota system adopted in France in 2011.

  7. Is Universal Proxy in the Cards? Insights and Highlights from a Recent Roundtable

    January 2017 | Executive Action Report

    The Conference Board Governance Center hosted more than 30 corporate governance practitioners to discuss the viability of mandatory versus optional universal proxy cards in contested director elections.

2016

  1. 25 Truths about Succession Management: Insights from the 12th Succession Management Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies have fewer candidates to take over the top spot today than they did five years ago. Boards should take key steps to insure a smooth transition at the top.

  2. Follow the Leader: The Adoption and Use of Instagram by the Inc. 500 and the Fortune 500

    December 2016 | Research Report

    This SNCR 2020 article examines the commonalities of Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies that have adopted Instagram.

  3. 25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Although mergers & acquisitions activity in early 2016 declined from 2015’s record levels, nearly half of CEOs expect to conduct a domestic transaction this year, and a third expect to do a cross-border deal.