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Environmental, Social & Governance


Companies face interconnected challenges in governance, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility: shareholder activism, digital threats, and supply chain issues, to name a few. The ESG Center connects research, programs, and people to find solutions. Candid and confidential discussions, led by experts and fed by corporate leaders, drive progress in our companies and in the greater corporate governance community.


Board-Shareholder Engagement Practices

December 02, 2019


Board Oversight: A key pillar of sustainability leadership

Active engagement from the board of directors is a key determinant of sustainability leadership. This webcast examines the business practices that define leadership in corporate sustainability, with a special focus on the role of the board. CPE credit available

July 26, 2016



Do ‘Golden Leash’ Board Arrangements Create Impermissible Conflicts of Interest?

This month’s Governance Watch, hosted by Cleary Gottlieb and The Conference Board, will address the contentious topic of special compensation to directors, also known as “golden leashes.”

April 16, 2015


Book Discussion: The Board Game

Focusing on examples of female board directors featured in her book, Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire will provide advancement strategies for women to position themselves to be recommended for board positions.

May 13, 2014