Granting to China Made “Easy?”
March 20 | Ted Hart, CEO, CAF America | Comments (0)
The China Overseas NGO Management Law went into effect January 1, 2017. The law requires that foreign NGOs coordinate their efforts with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and provides the framework within which they can continue their activities in the country through two ways: opening a representative office in China or applying for a temporary activity license.
The 2017 Inc. 500 and Social Media: Finding Its Place in the Marketing Mix
March 13 | Nora Barnes, Chancellor Professor of Marketing,Director, Center for Marketing Research, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | Comments (0)
As social media becomes increasingly important to business success, the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth continues to monitor its use. Each year, the Center conducts an in-depth study on the use of social media among Inc. Magazine’s top 500 companies. The names listed represent the fastest-growing, privately owned companies in the United States.
Proxy Proposals on Charitable Contributions Are Rare, but Will We See More?
March 13 | Jeff Hoffman, Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Socially responsible investors have become a bigger part of a company’s ownership. Large funds, such as Vanguard, BlackRock, pension funds and others are exerting their influence for better ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) performance. Various nonprofits are also flexing their muscles. Will the increased scrutiny lead to more proposals on charitable contributions?
Corporate Communications Practices: 2018 Edition
March 08 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Corporate communications teams are being called on to reinforce their company’s reputation in the face of a skeptical public, concludes a report by The Conference Board, Corporate Communications Practices: 2018 Edition. The survey covers more than 100 publicly traded companies.
An interview with David Hoffman, Managing Director of the Conference Board’s China Center
March 07 | Ethan Cramer-Flood, Associate Director, China and Asia Programs, China Center for Economics and Business | David Hoffman, Leader, China Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Market shake-outs – as typical of creative destruction cycles, even those with “Chinese characteristics” – should yield better operating conditions over the longer-term, especially for competitive firms. At this critical juncture, executives need to understand the gamut of potential China exposures facing their companies – both positive and negative – so that they can position their companies to exploit associated opportunities and mitigate risks.
The Globalization of the Arts
March 06 | Grace Cho, CEO, Orangenius | Comments (0)
A presidential commission looking at the state of American schools concluded that funding for arts education is “on a downward trend” thanks to widespread budget constraints and an increasing emphasis on high-stakes testing. The result, the report said, is that “just when they need it most, the classroom tasks and tools that could best reach and inspire students—art, music, movement and performing—are less available to them.”
The 2018 State of Digital Risk Management Survey
March 06 | Jen McClure, CEO, JEM Consulting, LLC | Comments (0)
As challenges surrounding social media compliance, phishing atttacks, and domain fraud continue to grow, and while cyber security issues top CEOs' and boards' lists of concerns, and the deadline for GDPR compliance is quickly approaching, we are conducting a survey to measure organizations' awareness of and maturity regarding digital and social media risk management.
A State-Level View of 2017 Consumption Patterns
March 05 | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Conference Board provides a state level view of 2017 consumption patterns, using their nowcasts of nominal PCE growth by state.