Tonello, Matteo

Matteo Tonello is managing director at The Conference Board. In his role, Tonello advises members of The Conference Board on issues of corporate governance, risk management, corporate sustainability and citizenship. He regularly participates as a speaker and moderator in educational programs on best practices and conducts analyses and research in collaboration with leading corporations, institutional investors, and professional firms.
He is the author of several publications, including the bestselling Corporate Governance Handbook: Legal Standards and Board Practices and annual benchmarking reports on director compensation and board practices, CEO succession practices, proxy voting, and corporate sustainability practices.
Tonello was named by the National Association of Corporate Directors to the Directorship 100, a list of the most influential experts in corporate governance. He is a member of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and serves on the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). He also was the co-chair of The Conference Board Expert Committee on Shareholder Activism and a member of the technical advisory board to The Conference Board Task Force on Executive Compensation. Prior to joining The Conference Board, he practiced corporate law at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Tonello is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Bologna.

Posts by Tonello, Matteo

  • Response to Gary Wexler: The Incessant Demand for Data is No Bad Thing (04.16.14 )

    By Matteo Tonello, Managing Director, Corporate Leadership, and Alex Parkinson, Research Associate, The Conference Board In his recent post, “Could the Incessant Demand for Data Kill Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector?”, Gary Wexler argues that data can’t deliver a comprehensive assessment of the nonprofit sector, because there are fine details and hidden components that simply […]

  • Which funders are most interested in impact measurement? Corporations, it seems (01.06.14 )

    By Alex Parkinson, Research Associate, and Matteo Tonello, Managing Director of Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board We told you, when we launched this blog, that one of our focus areas wants to be social impact measurement. So we found it particularly interesting to read a new research report that attempts to provide a clear picture of […]

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