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2017

  1. China Center Quick Note: Hope for the best, plan for the worst -- A look at the potential negative consequences of US-China friction

    06 March, 2017 | China Center Publications

    China’s treatment of Norway, South Korea, and Japan during recent politically motivated economic disputes is instructive for understanding how Beijing may respond to provocations from Washington. Foreign MNCs, especially US brands, should catalog their potential risk exposures stemming from China’s formal and informal retaliatory tools and make appropriate preparations.

  2. China Center Data Flash: Growth momentum keeps rolling into 2017

    03 March, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Corporate lending surged again in January, while household mortgage growth continued to decelerate. Both indicators are considered positive.

  3. 22 Truths about Strategic Community Impact: Insights from the Strategic Community Impact Symposium

    02 March, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Becoming involved in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals can help companies boost employee engagement, increase brand value and customer loyalty, build trust, and reinforce the social contract with society.

  4. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Future of Work (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017)

    02 March, 2017 | Human Capital in Review

    This series focuses on the Future of Work and how technology is transforming every aspect of work—and in the process, opening a Pandora’s box of complex issues for today’s human capital practitioners.

  5. 22 Truths about Performance Management: Insights from the Performance Management Summit

    02 March, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies are revamping their performance management systems to reflect a modern-day workforce and agile way of working. This requires a culture change, which can be challenging.

  6. Corporate Income Tax Reform in 2017? (Policy Brief)

    01 March, 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    A reformed individual income tax should make it possible to reduce the corporate income tax burden and, therefore, to increase the competitiveness of US producers and job creators.

  7. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Uncertainty and Global Growth Make Strange Bedfellows

    28 February, 2017 | StraightTalk®

    Globally, 2017 growth is projected at about 2.9 percent—a notch up from earlier projections. For the medium term, there are no signs as yet that policy changes will raise the trend. 

  8. DNA of Engagement 2017: Engagement Ecosystem

    28 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    DNA of Engagement 2017: Engagement Ecosystem

  9. DNA of Engagement 2017 Diagnostic Tool

    28 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Diagnostic tool: DNA of Engagement 2017

  10. DNA of Engagement: CEO Business Implications

    27 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Higher levels of employee engagement lead to greater productivity. This report outlines six strategies CEOs can implement to help employees play a greater role in managing their own engagement. 

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