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2017

  1. Keeping the "Dream Team:" Leveraging Analytics to Retain Top Talent in Asia

    September 2017

    This report highlights the talent retention challenges faced by employers in Asia and sheds light on how organizations can leverage human capital analytics to aid their retention strategies.

  2. China Center Chart Dive: China's economic accommodation of North Korea appears to be decreasing

    September 2017

    New data show that China appears to be substantively squeezing the economic lifeline to North Korea that it has maintained for decades. 

  3. China Center Quick Note: China's New Philanthropy Regulations Should Be Helpful for MNC Donors

    September 2017

    Despite legitimate concerns about tightening controls on civil society, China’s new philanthropic regulations portend important improvements to problems long plaguing corporate giving for foreign companies active in the country.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    September 2017

    Economic outlook continues brightening for rest of 2017.

  5. Job Satisfaction 2017 Edition: More Opportunity and Satisfaction in a Tighter Labor Market

    September 2017

    Job satisfaction has improved for the sixth year in a row, and much of the improvement is due to the improvement in the labor market. The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey explains this trend and other useful insights about US employees’ sentiments about work based on our annual survey.

  6. Trade under Attack and Necessary Remedies for Dislocation from Economic Change

    August 2017

    Trade has helped the US economy grow overall, but not every worker has benefited from it. Rather than protecting individual jobs, the US must create policies that help individual workers. 

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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