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Corporate Governance Press Releases

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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.

10 Dec. 2020 »
As Companies Opt for Stability Amid Pandemic, 2020 Could Be Record-Low Year for CEO Turnover

Once the economic fallout from COVID-19 began, CEO turnover in the Russell 3000 began seeing a marked slowdown as boards opted for continuity. For this reason, 2020 could shape up as a record-low year for CEO turnover.

18 Nov. 2020 »
Executive Compensation: Just 6 Percent of Russell 3000 Companies Have Announced COVID-Related Incentive Plan Changes, but 2021 Payouts Likely to Dip

While the COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally altered the business environment across industries, only 6% of companies in the Russell 3000 Index have announced changes to their incentive compensation plans to date.

30 Sep. 2020 »
Report: Women on Russell 3000 Boards Increased by Just 4 Percent Over 3 Years; Only 10 Percent of S&P 500 Companies Explicitly Identify Directors’ Race and Ethnicity. Analysis Reveals How Companies Can Improve Diversity and Strategic Capabilities in the Boardroom

Women on Russell 3000 Boards Increased by Just 4 Percent Over 3 Years

15 Jul. 2020 »
The Conference Board Launches ESG Advantage Benchmarking Platform

For public companies working to stay ahead of the curve on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters, the stakes have never been higher, or the spotlight brighter.

25 Jun. 2020 »
To Maximize Board Effectiveness, Recruit a Demographically and Cognitively Diverse Board

The latest Director Note published by The Conference Board presents practical advice on how public companies can maximize the benefits that a diverse board provides by enhancing both demographic and cognitive diversity in the boardroom.

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  • India 1.3%
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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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