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Sustainability Press Releases

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25 May. 2021 »
To Help Sustain Capitalism, Report Details How Business Leaders Can Address Workplace & Societal Inequities

Climate change, racial injustice, workplace inequality, lack of equal economic opportunity, and unequal access to capital are among the growing threats to the success of capitalism, which in turn threatens the prosperity of both business and society.

24 May. 2021 »
Report: Director Compensation at a Crossroads, as Boards Weigh Bigger Workload with Economic Sensitivities of Pandemic

Many corporate boards of directors are facing a predicament in setting their own compensation, finds a new report from The Conference Board in collaboration with Semler Brossy and ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE.

25 Mar. 2021 »
Report: Companies Face a New Era of Scrutiny on Political Activity

Companies are facing ever-greater scrutiny of their political activities, with some of America's biggest businesses still grappling with a response to January’s Capitol riot.

12 Feb. 2021 »
Survey: Corporate PACs Took Unprecedented Action by Broadly Suspending Political Contributions Following Capitol Riot

The Conference Board survey reveals PAC contribution suspensions wider than announced

28 Jan. 2021 »
Crises Will Define 2021 Proxy Voting Season, with a Focus on Human Capital, Board Diversity, Corporate Political Activity, and Climate Change at Virtual Shareholder Meetings

2021 Proxy Season Preview and Shareholder Voting Trends (2017-2020) builds on a multi-year analysis of corporate filings across both the Russell 3000 and S&P 500 indexes to provide insights for what’s ahead in shareholder voting.

22 Jan. 2021 »
Corporations Continue to Increase Their Sustainability Disclosure in Key Areas—New edition of benchmarking report looks at trends in global sustainability reporting—

Major corporations notably increased their sustainability disclosures in key areas last year, including climate-risk reporting, human rights, and water stress exposure, according to a new report by The Conference Board.

18 Dec. 2020 »
Survey: Corporate Citizenship Going Strong in the Face of Adversity

In the face of severe economic headwinds, 61 percent of major global companies spent more on philanthropy in 2020 than budgeted.

17 Dec. 2020 »
Report: As Social Challenges Intensify Due to COVID-19, Companies Can Help Through Disaster Response Programs

A new report by The Conference Board outlines how companies can strengthen their philanthropy programs to respond to natural disasters – from the COVID-19 pandemic to hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires.

16 Dec. 2020 »
C-Suite Executives Say Boards Have Deep Understanding of the Business, But Could Be More Effective

In a survey of 551 public company C-suite executives, The Conference Board and PwC found that executives see a significant gap between directors’ strong understanding of the company, and their overall effectiveness as board members.

10 Dec. 2020 »
Report: Companies Should Examine Whether Their Financial Disclosures Adequately Acknowledge Systemic Risks

The events of 2020 brought risks related to public health, climate change, and diversity, equity, and inclusion to the forefront of public consciousness.

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  • India 0.1%
  • Japan 1.1%
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  • Employment Growth Continues, But at Slower Pace

    Total nonfarm payrolls employment increased by 661,000 in September.

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