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2017

  1. Sustainability Practices 2017 Key Findings

    05 December, 2017 | Research Report

    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

    05 December, 2017 | Research Report

    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

    05 December, 2017 | Research Report

    "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. China CEO Council Session Report -- The 19th Party Congress Aftermath: Where to from here?

    04 December, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Will General Secretary Xi Jinping’s second coronation represent a turning point for reform, and if so, what might the nature of that reform be?

  5. China Center Data Flash: Marginal slowdown in trend growth anticipated for 2018

    04 December, 2017 | China Center Publications

    October data confirmed that China’s trend growth momentum is modestly weakening. Growth is likely to see marginal slowing in 2018, driven by intensifying deleveraging pressures. 

  6. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Large Passive Investors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    29 November, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Large passive investors—including Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street Global Advisors—say the information management shares with the board is sometimes incomplete, and these investors want the corporate director to be knowledgeable enough to realize that.

  7. Blockchain Technology: The Marketing Value of Digital Permanence

    28 November, 2017 | Research Report

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

  8. China Center Chart Dive: Chinese manufacturing sector is less and less reliant on imported intermediate inputs

    28 November, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Chinese industrial policies promoting import substitution are substantively reshaping the country’s global Value Chains and have made China-based manufacturers (foreign and domestically owned) less reliant on intermediate inputs produced outside the country.

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

    27 November, 2017 | Director Notes

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

  10. Global Economic Outlook 2018: Europe: Preparing for Slower Growth

    22 November, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Most economies in Europe are enjoying robust growth momentum, with consumer spending in the driving seat. This may well continue into the first half of 2018, though we expect a gradual move toward slower trend growth.

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