Emergence of Integrated Reporting
July 2019 | Research Report
How can companies show the value of their nonfinancial, intangible assets in a way that investors can easily understand? The Conference Board Integrated Working Group answers this and other related questions in its initial report.
Governance Center Newsletter (Europe) - July 2019
July 2019 | Newsletter
Periodically evaluating director performance is critical to a more meritocratic and dynamic boardroom
Environmental, Social & Governance Center Newsletter (US) - July 2019
July 2019 | Newsletter
Companies have long responded to natural disasters by providing philanthropic relief to those most affected, and now they are changing their practices to deal more effectively with multiple disasters in a short period and, in many cases, aligning their philanthropy with their sustainability strategies
Evaluating Boards: A policy agenda in need of perspective
July 2019 | Director Notes
The discussion raised in literature on board evaluations poses the question as to whether any one formula can satisfy the demands for board development.
Disaster Philanthropy Practices
June 2019 | Research Report
How are companies preparing for a future of more varied, more intense, and more frequent disasters?
Environmental, Social & Governance Center Newsletter (US) - June 2019
June 2019 | Newsletter
Pacific Gas & Electric’s climate change-related bankruptcy shows how external ESG ratings only capture a very small portion of the “G” in ESG, something the author calls the “80/20 ESG governance trap”
Conference Board Societal Report 2018
May 2019 | Publication
This report summarizes our work as thought leaders for member organizations and the broader business community in several important areas, including sustainability, corporate philanthropy, social responsibility, education, diversity and inclusion, and sustainable capitalism, among others.
Sustainability Matters: Beware the 80/20 Governance Trap: Focus on the 'G' in ESG
May 2019 | Executive Action Report
External ESG ratings fail the 80/20 rule. They may be able to measure 80 percent of environmental and social impacts but only 20 percent of governance impacts.
Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Business Media Perspectives
May 2019 | Key Business Issues
Members of the business media have an idealized view of how the board should conduct itself, so they are frequently disappointed by what they perceive to be the reality.
Environmental, Social & Governance Center Newsletter (US) - May 2019
May 2019 | Newsletter
How your company responds to the personal data protection movement will either build or break trust