Corporate Finance

Data and trends about ownership structures, institutional investment and activism, capital funding, M&A’s, IPO’s, venture capital and other issues that can make or break your bottom line.

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Corporate Governance

A range of materials on best practices and recommendations for performing your fiduciary duties, as well as the oversight of business integrity and strategy execution.

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Marketing & Communications

The latest research and peer learning resources to help you manage market segmentation, brand development, customer satisfaction, corporate communications, social media and investor relations at the highest level. Our focus reflects a wide perspective at the convergence of corporate communication, new networking technologies, and marketing.

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Philanthropy & Citizenship

Insights on how to align your corporate fundraising and grantmaking with your business strategy through the pursuit of relevant social causes and engagement of local communities.

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Quality Management

Guidance in protecting both sales and your reputation through the standards and techniques of quality assurance, performance assessment, compliance management, supplier relationships, and product and service improvement.

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Risk Management

Tools and methods to identify, assess, and respond to the interrelated business risks you may be facing, along with insights to turn at least some into opportunities.

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The Conference Board Initiative on Sustainability™

The Conference Board Initiative on Sustainability™ focuses its research, peer learning and leadership development activities on the practice of sustainability. These efforts produce insights to help executives develop, implement and benchmark programs that improve shareholder value and contribute to a societal mission.

Our focus reflects a wide perspective in which corporate philanthropy, citizenship, and sustainability are converging and provides practitioners with a portfolio of services in the areas of:


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Workplace Culture Summit
26 - 27 September, 2017 (New York, NY)

21st Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference
06 - 07 June, 2017 (New York, NY)

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Corporate Philanthropy in China, 2nd Edition: Creating Impact amid Challenges
October 2016 | Research Report

Despite enormous growth in China’s nonprofit sector, charitable giving remains small compared to that of many Western countries. This report examines how a lack of transparency and available data complicate corporate philanthropy planning.

20 Truths about Corporate Philanthropy
October 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

When 46 experts met to discuss corporate social responsibility and sustainability at the Strategic Community Impact Symposium in New York City, we took notes. Here are the highlights.

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Employee Engagement: How Gaming Can Make the Difference
14 November, 2016 | Special Webcast

Join this webcast to get insights into a novel approach to getting long-term traction with employee engagement based on the use of gaming. HRCI and SHRM credit available

What Is Digital Transformation and What Does It Mean for Human Capital?
08 November, 2016 | Special Webcast

Join this webcast as our panelists outline the implications of digital transformation for human capital, with company examples from Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America. HRCI and SHRM credit available

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Read what philanthropy experts have to say about the most pressing issues affecting corporate giving and social impact.


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