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Diversity & Inclusion Publications

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  1. 25 Truths about Diversity & Inclusion: Insights from the 20th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

    July 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    The diversity and inclusion function is growing to encompass not only race and religion but also sexuality, ability, and thinking. Inclusion means understanding bias and disrupting old thought patterns.

  2. 25 Truths about Women's Leadership: Insights from the 2017 Women's Leadership Conference

    June 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    It’s normal for women to be ambitious—but it’s not normal in our culture. Progress requires women to change not themselves and their unique capabilities, but the system that hinders them.


  1. Better Together: Advancing Diversity & Inclusion through Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning

    June 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Combining human capital analytics and strategic workforce planning best practices can inform and improve diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  2. Better Together: Why a United Front Can Propel Diversity and Inclusion and Corporate Philanthropy in the United States

    January 2016 | Council Perspectives

    Now more than ever, the diversity and inclusion and corporate philanthropy functions should work together to deliver value to the business and to society.

  3. Board Diversity and Director Qualifications

    August 2010 | Director Notes

    This is the third in a series of four studies developed in collaboration with Davis Polk & Wardwell to provide guidelines and examples to member companies of The Conference Board on emerging practices following the SEC enhanced disclosure reform.

  4. Board Diversity in U.S. Corporations: Best Practices for Broadening the Profile of Corporate Boards

    January 1999 | Research Report

    Board diversity, according many senior executives should be considered in the context of improving shareholder value.

  5. Business Case for Diversity: Good Practices in the Workplace

    February 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Companies operating in Europe are finding that building diverse workforces and more inclusive work environments results in tangible business benefits.


  1. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The biggest challenges for CEOs in 2017 come from global volatility and unprecedented disruption. Leaders are coping by focusing on talent, culture, and fiscal discipline, according to our annual CEO survey.

  2. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Human Capital Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The human capital challenge for businesses in 2017 is about culture and talent. In a year of disruption, CEO respondents to our annual survey emphasize the need for strong organizational cultures that foster inclusiveness.

  3. China Center Chart Dive: Disability in the workplace—the next frontier for diversity & inclusion programs in China?

    March 2017 | China Center Publications

    Due to stigma, discrimination, and a lack of effective government strategies, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in China are economically and socially marginalized, with limited access to education, training programs, and work opportunities (China’s unemployment rate for PWDs is more than three times that of the general population).