The Conference Board Initiative on Sustainability™ Publications

2018

  1. 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.

  2. Driving Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR? Executive Summary

    April 2018 | Key Business Issues

    This executive summary outlines what HR leaders must do to help their companies succeed in digital transformation, based on case studies of companies that have made digital transformation a strategic priority and conversations with many member companies.

  3. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: ASEAN/China Edition

    April 2018 | Key Business Issues

    CEOs in both the ASEAN region and China are dedicated to the creation of innovative, customer-centric, and inclusive workplace environments within their organizations.

  4. Engaging and Influencing External Stakeholders in Product Stewardship

    March 2018 | Council Perspectives

    Product stewardship leaders and their business counterparts are increasingly recognizing that engaging and influencing external stakeholders has become a core part of protecting a company’s societal “license to operate.”

  5. 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.

  6. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: Reinventing the Organization for the Digital Age

    January 2018 | Key Business Issues

    As the global economy appears to have shaken off six years of stagnation, CEOs and C-Suite executives are increasingly acknowledging the need for radical reinvention.

  7. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: Reinventing the Organization for the Digital Age (Executive Summary)

    January 2018 | Key Business Issues

    As the global economy appears to have shaken off six years of stagnation, CEOs and C-Suite executives are increasingly acknowledging the need for radical reinvention.

2017

  1. Beyond the Tipping Point? How the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may or may not affect short- and medium-term investment in energy & emissions

    December 2017 | Research Report

    How does US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement affect energy-related investments? With the world on a path to reduce emissions, US policy may not alter investment decisions in the near term. But future uncertainty over US policy could.

  2. Sustainability Practices 2017 Key Findings

    December 2017 | Research Report

    Third-party verification of the claims in sustainability reports is on the rise, which is helping investors make better-informed decisions about companies’ risks and opportunities. But companies could still be much more transparent. 

  3. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    December 2017 | Research Report

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world.