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  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    10 May, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Expected increases in investment could make Europe's recovery more solid,

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    10 May, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Slight upward revision to lift emerging markets outlook to 3.6 percent in 2017, up 0.6 percentage point from 2016.

  3. 20 Truths about Strategic HR: Insights from the 3rd Annual Strategic HR Conference

    10 May, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Practitioners say they have experienced more internal and external change in the past two years than ever before in their entire careers. HR can help companies navigate this change.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    09 May, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    09 May, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite first quarter slowdown, the trend in economic growth remains unchanged.

  6. Mental Health and Well-Being In The Workplace: What Works and Why It Makes Business Sense

    08 May, 2017 | Research Report

    This report provides recommendations and resources for those looking to begin a well-being initiative at their organization. Four organizations and their well-being programs are profiled in this report: Barclays, RBS, Unilever, and Bupa UK.

  7. China Center Chart Dive: Chinese population inflows concentrated in 15 cities

    06 May, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Despite headlines about high real estate prices and skyrocketing living costs in China’s more developed cities, our research finds that advanced cities are still attracting the lion’s share of population inflows.

  8. Divergent Views/ Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders— Executive Summary

    04 May, 2017 | Research Report

    Millennials will be a significant percentage of the C-suite in the coming decade, so it is imperative to better understand their views and values to ensure existing C-suite leaders can appreciate areas of divergent thinking and common ground. This report outlines findings from interviews, surveys, and focus groups from 14 organizations.

  9. Signposts of Innovation: A Review of Innovation Metrics

    03 May, 2017 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This working paper gives an overview of approaches to innovation measurement and dives more deeply into the metrics which can help businesses to track, monitor, and assess innovation performance. The Signposts of Innovation framework includes technology, digitization, environmental and social sustainability, customer experience and branding, internal innovation networks, and external innovation ecosystems.

  10. Short-Termism and Public Trust: Report from the Millstein Center General Counsel Summit

    03 May, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    This is a summary of the General Counsel Corporate Governance Summit hosted by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School in collaboration with The Conference Board Governance Center.

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

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