Corporate Finance Publications


  1. Quarterly Earnings Guidance—A Corporate Relic?

    March 2018 | Director Notes

    The authors make the case against quarterly earnings guidance and offer a long-term investment road map for companies.

  2. 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.


  1. 20 Truths about Corporate Development: Insights from the 2017 Corporate Development Conference

    November 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Corporate development has the potential to entirely restructure and revolutionize industries. This can be done by combining things that that already exist in creative ways or by divesting. 

  2. CEO and Executive Compensation Practices: 2017 Edition

    August 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Total CEO compensation in the Russell 3000 increased for the seventh consecutive year. The 2016 median total of $3,843,380 was 5.9 percent higher than in 2015 and 54.8 percent higher than in 2010. 

  3. Landscape of Campaign Contributions: Campaign Finance after Citizens United

    July 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    This report examines the changes taking place in campaign finance and presents an analysis of the financial activity in the 2014 and 2016 elections in the post-Citizens United regulatory environment. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 16 Truths about Income Inequality

    January 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Short-term thinking has created a corporate culture pushing quarterly numbers over practices that promote solid growth. To combat inequality and its effects, companies must invest in workers, innovation, and long-term projects.

  7. China Center Chart Dive: RMB Internationalization—No Pain, No Gain

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    China had hoped that its efforts to liberalize the RMB would help boost confidence in its currency. The exact opposite has occurred.


  1. 25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Although mergers & acquisitions activity in early 2016 declined from 2015’s record levels, nearly half of CEOs expect to conduct a domestic transaction this year, and a third expect to do a cross-border deal.