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2016

  1. Research Report: The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt—Dealing with a Lurking Problem

    07 December, 2016 | Committee for Economic Development

    CED warns that the nation’s debt is becoming a critical threat to the US world leadership and prosperity. This report covers the history of the debt, its detrimental effects, and workable, balanced solutions.

  2. Policy Brief: The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt—Dealing with a Lurking Problem

    07 December, 2016 | Committee for Economic Development

    US finances are on an unsustainable path, with annual deficits adding to the debt at a pace exceeding the rate of growth of the economy. In this policy brief, CED recommends practical solutions to the problem.

  3. Executive Summary: The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt—Dealing with a Lurking Problem

    07 December, 2016 | Committee for Economic Development

    Is the United States’ fiscal imbalance about to become a critical threat to the nation? CED believes it is—unless policy is changed to do something about it. This executive summary covers CED’s assessment and recommendations.

  4. 20 Truths about Human Capital Analytics: Insights from the 2016 Human Capital Analytics Conference

    05 December, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    As human capital analytics grows, it is no longer considered merely optional to HR strategy. Early adopters have used HCA to increase HR efficiency as well as overall business performance. 

  5. 25 Truths about Talent Acquisition: Insights from the 3rd Annual Talent Acquisition Conference

    29 November, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Talent acquisition is no longer a support function—it is a strategic partner that can help a company make money. Attracting the right people is the big challenge.

  6. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    29 November, 2016 | Research Report

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. 

  7. Sustainability Practices 2016 Key Findings

    29 November, 2016 | Research Report

    One key finding from the 2016 Sustainability Practices Dashboard: while an increasing number of companies include sustainability performance metrics as a factor in executive compensation, they are routinely reticent to disclose the specifics of those metrics.

  8. Every Other One: A Status Update on Women on Boards

    21 November, 2016 | Committee for Economic Development

    In this paper, CED outlines its plan for direct outreach to the nominating committees of prominent corporate boards and includes recommendations for expanding the criteria for qualified female board members.

  9. Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital?

    17 November, 2016 | Key Business Issues Listing

    Based on a literature review, interviews with leading experts, and company examples, this report builds the foundation for a series of reports to be released in the next few years.

  10. A Strategic Cyber-Roadmap for the Board

    17 November, 2016 | Director Notes

    This Directors Notes reviews five director case studies of cyberrisk governance.

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