Downskilling: Employers can no longer have their cake and eat it too
February 16 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
With the time to fill positions skyrocketing, some employers may choose to compromise on the educational requirement of their new hires. This blog shows that some companies have already started.
Running NFL Social Media On Game Day—An Interview With Dave Feldman
February 14 | Gretchen Fox, Co-Founder, MTO Agency | Comments (0)
Dave Feldman, Sr Director of Digital at the NFL, is running one of the biggest, most complex, real-time social content teams on the planet. With this level of content creation, distribution and management, it’s all about strategy, scalable process, extreme coordination and everyone and I mean everyone, must be on their A game. So, when I sat down for a full hour long interview with Dave to talk about the social content machine of the NFL, I was hanging on every word.
Implications for Blockchain in Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
February 14 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
It’s impossible to avoid the furor surrounding cryptocurrencies these days. Looking beyond the price fluctuations of crypto markets, examining the blockchain infrastructure that supports the currencies is a fascinating exercise. The use of blockchain in companies has some interesting implications for citizenship and philanthropy. Blockchain could add a level of transparency and authenticity to corporate practices and resulting communications that could help to rebuild trust in business.
Seven Questions Board Members Should Ask About Insider Threat Risk
February 14 | Ryan Stolte, Co-founder, CTO, Bay Dynamics | Comments (0)
Insider threats are the unwelcomed gift that keeps on giving. A recent report by the analyst firm Forrester revealed that insiders are responsible for more than half of companies’ data breaches. Companies today more so than ever before need insider threat programs, which involve a combination of people, processes and technologies. So where does the board fit in?
Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom
February 13 | Anke Schrader, Senior Researcher, China Center for Economics and Business | 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.