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  1. Campaign Finance Reform Without Law

    10 December, 2018 | Director Notes

    Given the current legal and political climate, it is time for boards, CEOs, campaign finance scholars, and advocates to look beyond the law when it comes to corporate political spending and its related disclosure.

  2. Sustainability Practices: 2018 Edition--Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific

    07 December, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Sustainability reporting is still not a uniform practice across the globe and remains sporadic in countries where nonfinancial reporting regulation and stakeholder pressures are absent.

  3. Director Notes India: Board Meeting Attendance—Findings from a NIFTY 500 analysis

    05 December, 2018 | Director Notes

    In spite of an Indian legal framework that offers directors many options to attend board meetings, attendance at NIFTY 500 companies is still down.

  4. 2018 Executive Compensation and Succession Practices Bundle

    04 December, 2018 | Research Report

    A new bundled report combining two current reports that represent our most extensive and insightful executive compensation and leadership succession practices.

  5. Disability in the Workplace in China

    03 December, 2018 | China Center Publications

    China has adopted a "carrot and stick" approach to disability in the workplaceincentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training, and retaining employees with disabilities.

  6. Disability in the Workplace in China

    03 December, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Disability in the Workplace in China

  7. Economics Watch® - China View: Most signs point to slower growth in 2019

    29 November, 2018 | China Center Publications

    October data showed no signs of abatement in recent slowdown trends. Although infrastructure investment rebounded in October, resulting in an uptick in FAI growth, weakening real estate investment and credit growth are likely to push FAI growth back down again. 

  8. Communications & Marketing Center Newsletter - November 2018

    29 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    Private-sector support for the arts is growing as more companies become engaged in the sector, seeking to build vibrant local communities and trigger creativity.

  9. Digital Transformation Center Newsletter - November 2018

    29 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    Artificial Intelligence is the most effective method for engaging customers, fueling innovation, and accelerating personalized customer experiences

  10. Director Notes India: India at a Crossroads—Transitioning to a renewables-based electricity system

    28 November, 2018 | Director Notes

    A fast-growing economy, increasing population, and more resource-intensive lifestyles is fueling India’s energy demands.

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