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Environmental, Social & Governance Publications


  1. 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.

  2. Governance Center Newsletter (Europe) - July 2019

    July 2019 | Newsletter

    Periodically evaluating director performance is critical to a more meritocratic and dynamic boardroom

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Disaster Philanthropy Practices

    June 2019 | Research Report

    How are companies preparing for a future of more varied, more intense, and more frequent disasters?

  6. 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”

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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