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2017

  1. Sustainability Practices 2017 Key Findings

    December 2017

    Third-party verification of the claims in sustainability reports is on the rise, which is helping investors make better-informed decisions about companies’ risks and opportunities. But companies could still be much more transparent. 

  2. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    December 2017

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. 

  3. Game Changers: Corporate Foundations in a Changing World

    December 2017

    "Game Changer" foundations are leading a potentially transformative shift in corporate philanthropy, one in which they strategically draw on the parent company’s mission, acumen, assets, and networks rather than simply writing checks.

     

  4. Blockchain Technology: The Marketing Value of Digital Permanence

    November 2017

    Blockchain technology has the potential to be transformational. For communications and marketing, this change could come sooner rather than later.

  5. Sustainability in the Mainstream: Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards

    November 2017

    Shareholder activism around ESG issues is less well-understood than the environmental and sustainability issues themselves.

  6. 30 Truths about Talent Acquisition: Insights from the 4th Annual Talent Acquisition Conference

    October 2017

    Do you have an employer brand? How good is your candidate experience? Are your business and acquisition strategies aligned? As your talent needs heat up, how you answer these questions will become paramount.

  7. China Center Quick Note: Politics in Command - China after the 19th Party Congress

    October 2017

    The 19th Party Congress and its subsequent 1st Plenum, which ran October 18-25, had been widely anticipated for nearly a year. With the dust just now settling, we begin the difficult work of interpreting what actually transpired at the Congress and what it means for foreign investors in China.

  8. China Center Chart Dive: Companies in China Are Boosting Spending on Air Pollutant Treatment

    October 2017

    Environmental protection, particularly the fight against air pollution, appears to be gaining traction in China’s corporate sector. 

  9. State of Digital and Social Media Risk Management

    October 2017

    Although digital governance teams and Digital Centers of Excellence are becoming common oversight structures, most do not yet have fully optimized, managed, and resourced processes and programs to manage new and growing types of digital and social media risks.

  10. 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.

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