Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom
February 13 | Melinda Zhang, Research Analyst, China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
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 demographic outlook will require decades, not years.
CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China
February 13 | Ethan Cramer-Flood, Associate Director, China and Asia Programs, China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
The reform and empowerment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the potential to dramatically disrupt many traditional partnership approaches MNCs have been using in China for many years – including co-investment arrangements that have become popular recently.
Assessing the comparative economic risk levels of Chinese provinces
February 13 | Siqi Zhou, Associate Economist, The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business | Comments (0)
Data show provincial economic risk levels generally decreased in 2016; heading into 2018, the risk status is likely similar, or even improved, since YE2016. However, risk levels remain elevated.
Sustainability Reporting: Quality over Quantity
February 07 | Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Corporate sustainability reporting—the disclosure of environmental, Social, and governance (ESG) practices—continues to transition from an exercise in transparency to a more targeted and strategic mechanism for companies to engage with stakeholders. Recent analysis by The Conference Board captures trends in the disclosure of environmental and social practices by large public companies around the world.
New Year’s Resolutions for Director Compensation from Investors Bancorp
February 07 | Jennifer Conway, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore | Edmond T. FitzGerald, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell | Arthur H. Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Brian D. Robbins, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett | Comments (0)
A recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court raises a question as to whether a plan limit allowing board discretion to grant awards within general parameters will be sufficient to ensure business judgment deference, rather than an entire fairness review.
BlackRock Makes an Extraordinary Challenge to Business
February 06 | Jeff Pundyk, Chief Strategy Officer and Editorial Director, Techonomy | Comments (0)
Last month Laurence Fink, CEO of BlackRock, laid down a challenge to the business community. Or, perhaps, it’s more accurate to call it a warning. His message: Make societal progress part of your strategic plan or suffer the consequences.
The Role of Philanthropy in Developing Human Capital
February 06 | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
In its 2018 Trends to Watch report, MSCI says “investors will increasingly seek to invest in talent quality,” even to the point of evaluating companies by “sifting out winners and losers in the race for human capital.” The focus on human capital is driven by the growth in artificial intelligence—with many routinized tasks becoming automated, people will be required to use “higher level cognitive, creative and social skills in their evolving role.”