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The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Emerging economies’ performance remain significantly uneven into second half of 2014 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 Women on Boards: Beyond Quotas <p>Many countries are realizing that quotas may fail to address the root causes of the shortage of women on boards and are examining alternative approaches to creating true gender diversity.</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2833 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2833 Measuring the Impact of Corporate Social Investments <p>Social change is inherently difficult to capture, but there is growing interest among corporate social investors in demonstrating actual deeper impact. This report highlights select aspects of measurement and provides guidance.</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2837 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2837 China Center Chart of the Week: SLF injections are preemptive, not stimulative – and perhaps a baby step toward price-based monetary policy <p>Last week, local news reports in China indicated that the PBoC is set to issue 500 billion RMB to the five largest commercial banks through a tool called the Standing Lending Facility (SLF). This caused a great deal of market speculation.</p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2836 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2836 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>GDP growth acceleration loses steam as the economy gets closer to full capacity.</p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2832 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2832 China Center Data Flash: August data confirms Q3 weakness <p>Economic data for August released last week was just plain bad&mdash;there&rsquo;s no other way to put it. Growth momentum is undoubtedly on a downward trend in Q3, and the weaknesses were across the board.</p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2834 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2834 The New Imperative: Driving Performance, Connecting to Value Companies increasingly view health care as an important investment and want a greater return: they are still keenly interested in lowering costs but are also demanding better performance and value from providers. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2831 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2831 Proxy Voting Analytics (2010-2014): Executive Summary <p>There’s been a fundamental shift in the type of resolutions shareholders submit, and activists are increasingly using social media to agitate for change outside of the AGM, 2014 data show.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2828 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2828 China Center Chart of the Week: No baby boom, but a baby bump <p>China's change to its one-child policy is unlikely to promote a baby boom because working-age people in China today fear the extra burden and cost that a second child brings &ndash; and they are already struggling with familial obligations to care for their elders.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2830 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2830 International Comparisons of Annual Labor Force Statistics The International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program prepares international comparisons of economic indicators across countries, pinpointing differences in labor market tightness, unemployment, and labor force participation in various population categories. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2829 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2829 Human Capital in Review: Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014) <p>This publication is designed for busy human capital executives who value selected, thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of human capital analytics.</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2827 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2827 China Center Quick Note: Changes to the One-Child Policy – Anticipating the Impacts <p>In November 2013, China&rsquo;s birth control policy was amended by the Communist Party's Central Committee. However, the potential effect of the new policy remains quite uncertain, and several different interpretations exist.</p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2826 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2826 From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CHRO Implications CHROs will play a central role in dealing with the labor shortages caused by baby boomer retirements. This CHRO Implications outlines actions they can take to offset higher wages and minimize profit loss. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2825 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2825 On the Record with Charles Allen <p>&ldquo;Retaining people in the profession is definitely our biggest issue,&rdquo; notes Charles Allen, CEO of accounting/consulting firm Crowe Horwath LLP. He tells us how his firm approaches this key human capital challenge. <span style="font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2823 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2823 From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CFO Implications Baby boomer retirements will cause labor shortages in mature economies, leading to higher wages and lower profits. How can CFOs mitigate these effects? This <strong>CFO Implications</strong> outlines actions and provides tools to predict shortages. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2824 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2824 From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: What Retiring Baby Boomers and the Coming Labor Shortage Mean for Your Company The retirement of baby boomers will create labor shortages in mature economies worldwide. This report covers implications for companies and actions they can take. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2819 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2819 From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: STRATEGIC OVERVIEW Is your organization at risk of labor shortages? This Strategic Overview covers the potential implications of labor shortages and what every function can do to mitigate there effects. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2820 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2820 China Center Special Briefing Paper: Re-Estimating Chinese Productivity <p>In this second part of our Special Briefing Paper series, Dr. Harry X. Wu, Senior Advisor to the China Center, presents the second stage of findings from his 30-year-long work program to re-estimate the quantity and quality of Chinese economic growth.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2821 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2821 Designing Global Businesses for Innovation and Growth Organization design can support innovation within a company. It creates the context for innovative activity and the means for delivering results to customers. But the alignment between organization design structures and innovation strategy can break down. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2818 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2818 The Key to Optimal Business Results: Insights from The 2014 Performance Management Conference For performance management to be more than mere compensation management, systems must be behavior focused, integrated into workflow and processes, and communicated with care to employees. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2816 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2816 US Salary Increase Budgets for 2015 United States salary increase budget projections for 2015 reflect a 3.00 percent median increase, the same as the actual rate of increase in the previous four years dating back to 2011. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2817 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2817 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The economy appears to be building momentum toward higher growth.</p> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2815 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2815 China Center Data Flash: Q2 Mini-stimulus already losing steam <p>July data showed a clear sequential slowdown for the domestic side of China&rsquo;s economy, with industrial production, investment, and consumer purchases all slowing in the month.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2813 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2813 The Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) 2014 | 2015, Ready-Now Leaders: Meeting Tomorrow’s Business Challenges New research from DDI and The Conference Board spotlights a critical difference between the top and bottom corporate financial performers: companies with higher percentages of women in leadership roles perform better. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2812 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2812 Corporate Social Responsibility in India <p>Given India’s global influence, there is much potential for its vision of mandatory CSR, which anticipates CSR as a central component of corporate activity, to spread to the rest of the world.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2809 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2809 China Center Chart of the Week: Credit growth in H2 – onward and upward <p>As long as China&rsquo;s current credit dynamics remain in play &ndash; and the credit intensity of growth continues to rise &ndash; fundamental reforms will necessarily have to be sidelined.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2810 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2810 China CEO Council Session Report -- Facing Change: Sustaining and driving growth during uncertain times in China <p>A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the June 12, 2014, China CEO Council, hosted by The Conference Board in Beijing.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2808 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2808 Creating Personal Emotional Connections with Employees and Customers: Insights from The 2014 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference <p>Defining and living your company's larger purpose so that employees engage emotionally ensures that they, as ambassadors, best represent your company brand to customers.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2807 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2807 Opening the Doors of Small Business to Employees with Disabilities: Critical Concerns and Strategies for Success <p>Small business offers perhaps the greatest opportunity for employing people with disabilities in the United States.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2822 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2822 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Slow economic growth and disinflation continue through summer, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2814 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2814