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  1. Corporate Communications Practices: 2016 Edition

    28 June, 2016 | Research Report

    The function is taking on a more strategic role at companies, as corporate communicators become key advisors to the CEO and the C-suite, the inaugural edition of this benchmarking report finds.

  2. 25 Truths about Ethics in Business: Insights from the Built for Ethics Seminar

    16 June, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Ethical business cultures don’t happen by accident. They develop as a result of high expectations, customized messaging and training, and collaboration among HR, the board, and the ethics function.

  3. 28 Truths about Leadership Development: Insights from the 22nd Annual Leadership Development Conference

    15 June, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies need to develop leaders’ skills to meet the challenges of the business world of the future, rather than trying to develop skills for specific job and roles.

  4. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership

    14 June, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We identify a set of business practices most often associated with leadership in corporate sustainability, helping company leaders direct their sustainability efforts where they are most impactful.

  5. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (CEO Business Implications)

    14 June, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    CEO engagement on sustainability issues is one of the most important drivers of leadership in corporate sustainability. We offer practical examples of how CEOs can strengthen their companies’ sustainability profiles.

  6. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (General Counsel Business Implications)

    14 June, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We examine the key business practices that define leadership in corporate sustainability and provide guidance on how general counsel and boards of directors can steer their organizations toward leadership.

  7. How Activist Investors Identify Their Targets

    13 June, 2016 | Director Notes

    The first phase of an activist’s campaign is perhaps the most important: identifying undervalued and attractive target companies.

  8. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Quality over Quantity: How Business Can Generate Sustainable Growth in a Slow Global Economy

    26 May, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Our outlook for global economic growth remains modest at 2.4 percent in 2016 and 2.7 percent in 2017. While growth rates between mature and emerging markets have rapidly converged, significant variation between regions remains.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    25 May, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Sentiment improved somewhat into the second quarter of 2016, but emerging markets’ economic fundamentals are weak and the growth outlook remains fragile.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    23 May, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The outlook for the Euro Area remains fairly positive but the recovery might be losing steam given that the global outlook is not encouraging. Meanwhile, the new puzzle to solve concerns inflation, which came out lower than expected in April.

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StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

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