Strategic Thinking Publications

Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.


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2017

  1. 18 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the 16th Annual Sustainability Summit

    August 2017

    Sustainability reporting needs to be built into everyday business activities, especially since it has become a tool to attract mainstream investors. 

  2. China Center Chart Dive: China's labor compensation share of GDP is on the rise; this should be good for consumption in the near-term

    August 2017

    High household savings rates have worked to constrain consumption in China for a long time. However, recent data suggests a decline in Chinese savings rates. This may partially explain the resilience of consumption growth in China, even as the country’s overall economic growth continues to slow.

  3. Making Social Enterprises More Effective: The Five-Step Approach to Engaging Stakeholders

    July 2017

    This Giving Thoughts article proposes a transparent, five-step, multiconstituency approach which places stakeholders at the heart of impact measurement decision making.

  4. Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation: What needs to change?

    July 2017

    This report provides a new approach for board risk oversight of company long-term value creation called objective centric ERM and internal audit.

  5. 22 Truths about Change and Transformation

    July 2017

    Change today is rapid, overwhelming, and overwhelmingly digital. Leaders need to understand this and to change their strategies, capabilities, and attitudes accordingly.

  6. Millennials and Social Commerce: Engagement Leads to Sales but Paid Social May Not

    July 2017

    This SNCR 2020 article is the second edition of a study that investigates how millennials' activity on social media translates into sales for companies and brands.

  7. CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition

    July 2017

    CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition analyzes all CEO succession events at S&P 500 companies over the last 15 years with additional analysis based on 2017 survey findings.

  8. 25 Truths about M&A Integration: Insights from the Merger Integration Conference

    July 2017

    The need for transformative M&A deals is urgent. Deal volume is growing, deal rationales are changing, and the cultural and geographic scope of mergers is expanding. Communication and deal prep are paramount.

  9. Future of Disaster Philanthropy

    July 2017

    This Giving Thoughts article describes challenges and opportunities for corporations willing to step up and reimagine the future of disaster philanthropy.

  10. China Center Chart Dive: Workforce skill gaps loom large for Made in China 2025

    June 2017

    Talent challenges are likely to drag on the progress of China’s major new plan to modernize and upgrade its manufacturing sector, the controversial and contentious “Made in China 2025” initiative.

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