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

    16 August, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

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

  2. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job?: Directors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    16 August, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    When describing their own jobs, directors believe CEO succession planning, interactions with management, and shareholder engagement are among the most important issues.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    09 August, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite country-specific risks, emerging markets keep performing as solid contributors to global growth.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    09 August, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Better investment and global conditions will help the US economy to pick up speed in the second half of 2017.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    09 August, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The business cycle of the Euro Area continues to strengthen but does not translate into higher profit growth.

  6. US Leaving Paris Accord: Much Ado About Nothing?

    02 August, 2017 | Council Perspectives

    Most sustainability executives expect business to continue as usual. But there are a few risks to watch out for…

  7. China Center Data Flash: June data beats expectations, but marginal slowdown still likely in 2H

    02 August, 2017 | China Center Publications

    The marginal growth rebound posted in 1H was cyclical. However, an uptick in exports, the resilience in consumption growth, and tailwinds from the subsiding housing market boom and infrastructure spending have fueled the continuation of growth thus far into 2H. 

  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

    02 August, 2017 | China Center Publications

    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

    31 July, 2017 | Research Report

    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?

    31 July, 2017 | Director Notes

    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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StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Can the Recent Upswing Put Global Growth Back on Track?

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