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  1. Implications for Blockchain in Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
    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.
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, February 2018)

  2. 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 demographic outlook will require decades, not years.
    (China Center Blog, February 2018)

  3. CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China
    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.
    (China Center Blog, February 2018)

  4. Assessing the comparative economic risk levels of Chinese provinces
    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.
    (China Center Blog, February 2018)

  5. Role of Philanthropy in Developing Human Capital
    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.”
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, February 2018)

  6. Sharing Business Skills with Nonprofits
    EY Community Impact provides an immersive volunteer experience that delivers EY services to nonprofits that otherwise could not afford them. During one- to three-month assignments, Community Impact “Residents” share the best of EY’s knowledge and experience to strengthen our communities, while building leadership skills that strengthen their own careers.
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, January 2018)

  7. Emerging Markets In 2018: Six Signs To Watch
    Following a largely successful 2017, emerging markets could very well continue making strong economic progress in 2018. This year, it’s evident the growth of many developing economies will hinge on six main factors.
    (Global Economy Center Blog, January 2018)

  8. Giving in Numbers 2018 Survey Now Open
    We are pleased to announce that the Giving in Numbers 2018 survey, conducted by CECP in association with The Conference Board, is now open. The annual survey is the industry-leading tool for corporate societal engagement professionals. The survey closes on March 30, 2018.
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, January 2018)

  9. Five Keys to Attracting—And Keeping—Socially Minded Employees
    America’s Charities’ 2017 Snapshot survey found nearly six in 10 workplace donors want to work for companies where the culture supports giving and volunteering. That’s a significant number—and it shows that today’s employees are placing a high value on charitable opportunities in the workplace.
    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, January 2018)

  10. Is China's intangible investing catching up? Not yet.
    Intangible assets are especially important for China. Its remarkable rapid growth over the past three decades has enormously enlarged China’s manufacturing relative to that of the US, but in terms of labor productivity China appears to still be far away from American levels.
    (China Center Blog, January 2018)