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The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Lower oil prices help oil importers, but overall emerging economies contribute significantly to global slowdown Tue, 27 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The year 2015 should finally see a stronger economic expansion.</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2895 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2895 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Quantitative easing, a low euro, and cheap oil provide modest upsides for an otherwise sluggish European economy.</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2896 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2896 Framing Social Impact Measurement: CHRO Implications <p>For human resources professionals, impact often comes in the form of social outcomes, talent development, and business value. Measuring these effectively could mean more successful employee engagement.</p> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2894 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2894 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: US Edition <p>With modest global economic growth expected, US CEOs view Human Capital in all its forms as the primary fuel that will drive the engines of growth in their organizations.</p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2893 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2893 China Center Chart of the Week: Pricing for newly constructed real estate – between a rock and a hard place <p>Despite the apparent weakening of buyer sentiment towards real estate in China, average prices of newly constructed apartments reportedly dropped by only 3.2 percent in 2013, even though sales of new apartments reportedly dropped by 8.9 percent.</p> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2891 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2891 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (CHRO) <p>CEOs cite high-quality talent as their most critical business challenge, and they expect human capital practitioners to devise effective “grow-your-own” strategies to engage and develop their future workforces.</p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2886 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2886 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (Strategic Overview) <p>In the current slow-growth global economic environment, CEOs say they are relying on product and process innovation, more productive use of technology, a stronger leadership bench, and increased employee engagement to contribute to organizational succe Wed, 07 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2887 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2887 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations CEOs are undeterred in their quest for new sources of growth and show few signs of hunkering down in the defensive postures seen in the years immediately following the 2008 financial crisis. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2888 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2888 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: India Edition <p>In the face of a slowing global economy, CEOs in India are adopting a longer-term focus on capacity building within their organizations and developing strong cultures of innovation, engagement, and accountability to enhance future competitiveness.</p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2889 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2889 Navigating the Sustainability Transformation <p>This report describes a four-stage model for companies to progress from engaging initially with sustainability to accelerating, leading, and, ultimately, transforming their businesses.</p> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2885 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2885 The 2014 Executive Coaching Survey External and internal coaching are being used to develop critical skills. This report focuses on both practices and allows organizations to benchmark against more than 140 respondents. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2884 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2884 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Europe’s 2015 growth is poised for some strengthening, but maybe not enough to keep potential output from falling.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2881 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2881 Creating the Right Voice and Content for Social Media <p>Companies must craft the right brand voice and content to get a bigger impact from their social branding efforts. Firms are expanding their view of their customers for more opportunities to engage with them.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2882 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2882 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The US economy is poised to strengthen moderately while global headwinds provide some pushback</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2883 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2883 China Center Quick Note: The AML Battleground - Looking Behind and Beyond the Current Regulatory Salvo <p>History suggests that current Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) machinations emanate from a deep love of and dependence on elite-controlled monopolies in China, and a deep hatred of foreign positions that contest them.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2880 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2880 The Future China Business Leader: The Challenges of Being a Global Leader in an Era of "Painful Happiness" Participants in the Future China Business Leader project believe that, while there is much to admire in Chinese business leadership styles today, future leaders will need to adapt their style considerably to meet a rapidly changing global environment. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2877 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2877 The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Implications for the CFO <p>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. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2878 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2878 The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Implications for the CHRO <p>As seen in consecutive years of The Conference Board CEO Challenge<sup>®</sup>, talent is paramount. So as China's record economic growth becomes a thing of the past, how will CHROs secure talent to position their MNCs to succeed as the future unfolds? Tue, 16 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2879 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2879 BoardAsia Newsletter <p>Major news covered in this issue includes an overview of the research report on <em>The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth</em> and highlights on The Conference Board Key Business Issues Briefings.</p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2875 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2875 The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Strategic Overview <p>In an unprecedented time of slow economic growth in China, CEOs and CSOs can look to this Strategic Overview for detailed recommendations on how to plan and prepare their organizations for a long soft fall.</p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2876 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2876 China CEO Council Session Report -- The China Dream for MNCs <p>A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the November 13, 2014, China CEO Council, hosted by Unilever in Shanghai.</p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2874 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2874 Shareholder Proposals on Social and Environmental Issues <p>Political spending and climate change, key topics during the proxy 2014 season, are expected to feature heavily again in 2015 shareholder proposals.</p> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2872 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2872 China Center -- What to Watch for: China’s multilateral and regional trade negotiations <p>The political-economy factors driving China&rsquo;s soft fall lead us to be skeptical that domestic-led economic reform will be possible. However, the potential for coercing certain reforms via an outside-in, WTO-style roadmap may still exist.</p> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2873 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2873 China Center Chart of the Week: A closer look at declining real estate investment <p>Real Estate Investment (REI) has been a key driver of China&rsquo;s economic growth for well over 10 years, accounting for between 12 and 20 percent of Chinese GDP. There is great concern about the potential impacts of an REI slowdown.</p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2870 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2870 China Center Data Flash: Slowing growth and weak loan demand trigger PBoC action <p>Despite a recent spate of large-scale infrastructure project approvals by the NDRC, economic growth continued on its downward trend, as Q4 started, and looks to have deteriorated further in November, prompting an interest rate cut by the central bank.</p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2871 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2871 Framing Social Impact Measurement Measuring true social impact means moving beyond counting donations and the people reached, to a deeper approach that shows long-term changes. This report helps explain what that means. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2861 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2861 Framing Social Measurement Impact: STRATEGIC OVERVIEW <p>In an age of strategic philanthropy, sophisticated social impact measurement can help you capitalize on business opportunities.</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2869 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2869 StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2015: Are We Asleep at the Wheel? <p>While a cautious outlook for the global economy seems justified, does it cause us to leave opportunities on the table for too long?</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2868 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2868 On the Record with Kathy Mazzarella <p>Kathy Mazzarella is one of only 24 female CEOs in the Fortune 500 to date. The Conference Board spoke with Mazzarella about her unique trajectory to the top.</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2867 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2867