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.
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.
Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation: What needs to change?
July 2017 | Director Notes
This report provides a new approach for board risk oversight of company long-term value creation called objective centric ERM and internal audit.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Regulation and Risk Challenge
January 2017 | Key Business Issues
Meeting the regulation and risk challenge in 2017 means updating contingency plans and cyber risk management, improving agility, and exercising fiscal prudence, according to CEOs responding to our annual survey.
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.