Economy & Business Environment Publications

Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning

  1. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Australia Edition Cover The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Australia Edition

    May 2015 | Key Business Issues

    In 2015, CEOs in Australia are focused on customers, talent development, and technology issues.

  2. Getting a Handle on Energy (Strategic Overview) Cover Getting a Handle on Energy (Strategic Overview)

    April 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Continued energy volatility will produce clear winners and losers. This strategic overview presents a series of scenarios based on various price trajectories and estimates their impact on the business environment.

  3. See all in Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning Publications

Consumer Dynamics

  1. The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    April 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is slowing down relative to 2014.

  2. The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    March 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    While the US economy seems to be slowing toward a medium-term growth trend, consumers have been the bright spot.

  3. See all in Consumer Dynamics Publications

Economic Indicators & Forecasting

  1. The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    May 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Will the weak first quarter be followed by a bounce back?

  2. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s FDI numbers are not adequate for gauging foreign investor sentiment Cover China Center Chart of the Week: China’s FDI numbers are not adequate for gauging foreign investor sentiment

    May 2015 | China Center Publications

    China’s rising FDi numbers are used as strong evidence that things can’t be so bad for foreign investors and that the complaints and negative news stories are from an unrepresentative minority of foreign firms. But the numbers actually tell another story.

  3. See all in Economic Indicators & Forecasting Publications

Energy & Sustainability

  1. Integrating Sustainability into Your Core Businesses—A Road Map Cover Integrating Sustainability into Your Core Businesses—A Road Map

    May 2015 | Research Report

    This report identifies work processes, tools, and experiences that can help practitioners build or strengthen sustainability programs in their companies.

  2. Getting a Handle on Energy (Strategic Overview) Cover Getting a Handle on Energy (Strategic Overview)

    April 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Continued energy volatility will produce clear winners and losers. This strategic overview presents a series of scenarios based on various price trajectories and estimates their impact on the business environment.

  3. See all in Energy & Sustainability Publications

Global Value Chains

  1. Designing Global Businesses for Innovation and Growth: The 10th Annual Organization Design and Diagnostics Conference Cover Designing Global Businesses for Innovation and Growth: The 10th Annual Organization Design and Diagnostics Conference

    April 2015 | Conference KeyNotes

    Strategy, structure, and staffing need to be integrally linked in organizational design. The last can be your greatest asset—or barrier. How do you conquer lack of understanding? It’s a balancing act from start to finish.

  2. The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Implications for the CFO Cover The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Implications for the CFO

    December 2014 | Key Business Issues

    How do you grow in a time of slowing growth? For CFOs and finance executives, China's economy presents unique challenges. This function-specific summary details the challenges and opportunities for CFOs to help position their MNCs for success in China.

  3. See all in Global Value Chains Publications

Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness

  1. The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    April 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets’ growth outlook continues to moderate—Latin America is facing some of the biggest challenges in 2015.

  2. Getting a Handle on Energy (Strategic Overview) Cover Getting a Handle on Energy (Strategic Overview)

    April 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Continued energy volatility will produce clear winners and losers. This strategic overview presents a series of scenarios based on various price trajectories and estimates their impact on the business environment.

  3. See all in Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

Innovation

  1. Joining the Conversation Cover Joining the Conversation

    May 2015 | Executive Action Report

    Companies are looking to social media not only to get insights on the future of the consumer, but to advance their brands online by building relationships with social media users.

  2. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Latin America Edition Cover The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Latin America Edition

    April 2015 | Key Business Issues

    In Latin America, CEOs are focused on employee engagement and training to meet the challenges that lie ahead. However, finding topline growth in the region’s economic climate won’t be easy.

  3. See all in Innovation Publications

Labor Markets

  1. Board Asia Newsletter Cover Board Asia Newsletter

    March 2015 | Periodical

    This issue details the launch of the Workforce Analytics Institute (WAI), the first virtual planning in Asia devoted to enhancing the workforce planning of businesses and human resources professionals.

  2. See all in Labor Markets Publications

Marketing & Brand Strategy

  1. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Australia Edition Cover The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Australia Edition

    May 2015 | Key Business Issues

    In 2015, CEOs in Australia are focused on customers, talent development, and technology issues.

  2. Joining the Conversation Cover Joining the Conversation

    May 2015 | Executive Action Report

    Companies are looking to social media not only to get insights on the future of the consumer, but to advance their brands online by building relationships with social media users.

  3. See all in Marketing & Brand Strategy Publications

Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy

  1. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s FDI numbers are not adequate for gauging foreign investor sentiment Cover China Center Chart of the Week: China’s FDI numbers are not adequate for gauging foreign investor sentiment

    May 2015 | China Center Publications

    China’s rising FDi numbers are used as strong evidence that things can’t be so bad for foreign investors and that the complaints and negative news stories are from an unrepresentative minority of foreign firms. But the numbers actually tell another story.

  2. Integrating Sustainability into Your Core Businesses—A Road Map Cover Integrating Sustainability into Your Core Businesses—A Road Map

    May 2015 | Research Report

    This report identifies work processes, tools, and experiences that can help practitioners build or strengthen sustainability programs in their companies.

  3. See all in Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

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