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  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    13 December, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Progress on tax measures, along with continued strength from business and consumer confidence, will lead the economy to near 3 percent growth in 2018.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    13 December, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base outlook for emerging markets remains solid for next year despite accumulating geo-economic and political risks.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    13 December, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy ends 2017 on an expansionary path that is quite robust, and consumers are feeling the positivity.

  4. 18 Truths about Succession Planning: Insights from the 13th Annual Succession Management Conference

    12 December, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    As the business landscape continues to evolve, old assumptions about talent and what is needed for future success are no longer relevant.

  5. What's Next for 21st-Century HR? Diagnostic Tool

    12 December, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This tool serves as a practical way to help HR practitioners assess where they are in their transformational efforts, how far they need to go, and what steps need to be taken to move to the next level of impact.

  6. 22 Truths about Organization Design: Insights from the 2017 Organization Design Conference

    11 December, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Nothing lasts for long in today’s volatile business climate—not even your latest organization design. Designs should enable agility and digital adaptability, embracing new ways of thinking while retaining core values.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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. 

  9. 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.


  10. 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?

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