Corporate Governance Publications

2017

  1. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job?: Proxy Advisors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    June 2017 | Key Business Issues

    When describing the job of a public company board member, proxy advisors were not  naturally inclined to draw up a list of qualifications and responsibilities.

  2. A Roadmap to Sustainable Supply Chain Standards: Decoding Progress, Challenges, and Best Practices

    June 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report is a resource for understanding how sustainable supply chain standards and codes of conduct are evolving, and how companies can adapt to increasing demands for global transparency and accountability.

  3. Short-Termism and Public Trust: Report from the Millstein Center General Counsel Summit

    May 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    This is a summary of the General Counsel Corporate Governance Summit hosted by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School in collaboration with The Conference Board Governance Center.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.