Vision Publications

Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

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  1. 25 Truths about Joint Ventures

    April 2017

    More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets. 

  2. Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

    April 2017

    In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?


  1. Putting It All Together – Employee Engagement, Innovative Approaches, Sustainable Outcomes

    March 2016

    Companies used to show they cared by writing checks. Today, their societal missions are far-reaching and intensive. Why? Millennials demand it, the world needs it, and safe and prosperous communities benefit business.


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    December 2015

    Euro Area economic recovery shows some signs of a slowing pace.

    Special topic: The European Commission’s investment plan is unlikely to change the subdued investment outlook in the short term.

  2. Giving in Numbers: 2015 Edition

    September 2015

    An in-depth analysis of 2014 corporate giving and employee engagement data from 271 of the world's leading companies.

  3. Communicating Social Impact

    June 2015

    How do corporations authentically and effectively communicate the successes of their social initiatives and investments to stakeholders? Find out how leading organizations have effectively integrated promising communications practices into their work.

  4. Integrating Sustainability into Your Core Businesses—A Road Map

    May 2015

    This report identifies work processes, tools, and experiences that can help practitioners build or strengthen sustainability programs in their companies.


  1. Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition

    October 2014

    An in-depth analysis of 2013 corporate giving and employee engagement data from 261 of the world's leading companies.

  2. Measuring the Impact of Corporate Social Investments

    September 2014

    Social change is inherently difficult to capture, but there is growing interest among corporate social investors in demonstrating actual deeper impact. This report highlights select aspects of measurement and provides guidance.

  3. On the Record with Charles Allen

    September 2014

    “Retaining people in the profession is definitely our biggest issue,” notes Charles Allen, CEO of accounting/consulting firm Crowe Horwath LLP. He tells us how his firm approaches this key human capital challenge.   

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