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01 Feb. 2019 |
Sustainability Reporting Across Asia: Trends and Challenges
The Conference Board recently released its annual study on the state of corporate sustainability disclosure around the world. The research assesses en…
12 Nov. 2018 |
Are you strategically engaging on the UN SDGs in China yet?
For most businesses in China, including foreign firms, directly addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is unchartered terr…
04 Jul. 2018 |
China’s new pollution tax – a breath of fresh air for MNCs, but with important risks to monitor
China’s new Environmental Protection Tax Law (EPT Law) came into effect on January 1. It replaces the old Pollutant Discharge Fees System. Taxation c…
03 Jun. 2018 |
All Signs Point to Much Stronger Environmental Protection in China
Last winter’s air pollution control plan in the larger Beijing area was unprecedented both in scale and intensity. The action plan was part of a much …
13 Feb. 2018 |
Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom
Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demo…
12 Apr. 2016 |
The Conference Board China Center
China’s first comprehensive charity law was passed last month by the National People’s Congress. It intends to provide a comprehensive set of rules to…
26 Sep. 2014 |
China Center Researchers to Present at China Philanthropy Summit
For the past year, I have been involved in a research project led by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy that has been looking closely at philanth…
14 Aug. 2014 |
China's Entrepreneurs Only Now Thinking About Wealth Distribution
In a recent interview with CNNMoney (read the full article here), I discussed with journalist Sophia Yan the difficulties that would-be donors in Chin…
13 Aug. 2012 |
Can an Economy Continue to Grow Without Young Workers?
In less than twenty years, more than 100 million people will have vanished from China’s workforce – a reduction in capacity equivalent to more than th…
03 Aug. 2012 |
China’s Version of the SAT, and Why You Should Care About It
We will take a look at a uniquely Chinese institutional tradition, the gaokao – China’s national college entrance exam – to attend one of China’s 2409…
13 Jul. 2012 |
China’s Vanishing Female Workforce: Will Gender Imbalances in the Workplace Lead to Tension?
We’ve been discussing the characteristics of the Chinese labor force with regards to shifting educational levels. Now we turn to a different topic – …
26 Jun. 2012 |
China’s Youth: Declining in Numbers, Staying in School Longer – What Does it Mean for Business?
Multinational corporations have relied on China’s seemingly endless supply of cheap, young, unskilled, or semi-skilled laborers to fill their export p…
04 Jun. 2012 |
Does China’s Newly Educated Population Indicate a Changed Workforce Dynamic?
In our globalized economy, talent managers and HR directors are often called upon to develop foreign workforces that lie well outside both their comfo…