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Corporate Finance Publications


  1. Campaign Finance Reform Without Law

    December 2018 | Director Notes

    Given the current legal and political climate, it is time for boards, CEOs, campaign finance scholars, and advocates to look beyond the law when it comes to corporate political spending and its related disclosure.

  2. Director Notes India: Board Meeting Attendance—Findings from a NIFTY 500 analysis

    December 2018 | Director Notes

    In spite of an Indian legal framework that offers directors many options to attend board meetings, attendance at NIFTY 500 companies is still down.

  3. Director Notes India: India at a Crossroads—Transitioning to a renewables-based electricity system

    November 2018 | Director Notes

    A fast-growing economy, increasing population, and more resource-intensive lifestyles is fueling India’s energy demands.

  4. When Does Gender Diversity on Boards Benefit Companies?

    October 2018 | Director Notes

    Whether gender diversity produces a “diversity dividend” depends on the nature of the benefit of including women on a board.

  5. EU Circular Economy Package: A Challenging Yet Important Impulse

    April 2018 | Director Notes

    Corporate boards should be aware of the European Commission’s concepts of “recycle, repair and re-use” and waste avoidance, which are central to its Circular Economy Package.

  6. Quarterly Earnings Guidance—A Corporate Relic?

    March 2018 | Director Notes

    The authors make the case against quarterly earnings guidance and offer a long-term investment road map for companies.

  7. 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.


  1. 20 Truths about Corporate Development: Insights from the 2017 Corporate Development Conference

    November 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Corporate development has the potential to entirely restructure and revolutionize industries. This can be done by combining things that that already exist in creative ways or by divesting. 

  2. CEO and Executive Compensation Practices: 2017 Edition

    August 2017 | Research Report

    Total CEO compensation in the Russell 3000 increased for the seventh consecutive year. The 2016 median total of $3,843,380 was 5.9 percent higher than in 2015 and 54.8 percent higher than in 2010. 

  3. Landscape of Campaign Contributions: Campaign Finance after Citizens United

    July 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    This report examines the changes taking place in campaign finance and presents an analysis of the financial activity in the 2014 and 2016 elections in the post-Citizens United regulatory environment.