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From labor and economics to the best human capital, corporate governance, and sustainability practices, our research gives executives objective, relevant intelligence to inform their toughest decisions. The Conference Board thought leaders deliver insights through their research and through innovative diagnostic tools and comprehensive reference handbooks to keep you current in a world where the rules-and the risks-change daily.


  1. “Zionist Jews Need to Be Run Out of This Country!” When an employee makes this remark outside of the office, what should a company do?

    02 January, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    YouTube, cable news, and Internet message boards are making it easy for proudly ignorant people to go public with conspiracy theories and racist rants—and they are making life difficult for corporate HR reps who just want everyone to get along.

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  1. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: Asia Regional Report

    02 July, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    In this year’s survey, CEO respondents in the Asia-Pacific region and India focus on building organizational capability and high-performing cultures around engagement, performance, inclusion, and continual improvement to drive better business results and inspire innovation.

  2. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: Hong Kong Regional Report

    01 March, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Finding sustainable quality growth in the current global and regional economic environment will remain a challenge in 2016, and this region-specific report details what CEOs in Hong Kong plan to do to navigate their unique business landscape.

  3. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: General Counsel Strategic Implications

    13 January, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    CEO respondents intend to improve processes around innovation, operations, cost management, and quality as a means to drive better business results. They are looking to their legal functions to strengthen internal compliance and risk mitigation procedures while ensuring the organization remains true to its values wherever it does business.

  4. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: CHRO/CLO/CTO Strategic Implications

    13 January, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Human resource leaders have their work cut out for them as labor shortages unprecedented in our lifetime have descended upon the business landscape. Here results to our annual CEO Challenge survey show CEOs’ most pressing concerns and, more importantly, their strategies for mitigating the challenges organizations face today.

  5. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: CFO Strategic Implications

    13 January, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    More unpredictability and more volatility mean more risks in the global business environment—and more opportunities. This report outlines how chief financial officers can guide their companies to commercial success.

  6. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: CEO Strategic Implications

    13 January, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Respondents to our annual CEO Challenge survey show it will take an aligned, agile, and innovative organization to seize opportunities for commercial success. Analysis of CEO responses on six major challenge areas yields insight into the strategies CEOs are employing today to strengthen and grow their organizations.

  7. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: Building Capability – Seeking Alignment, Agility, and Talent to Innovate and Grow

    13 January, 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Since 1999, CEOs from around the world have shared their most pressing business concerns and their strategies for dealing with those challenges. This full-length report details all of the results for six key business issues, yielding insights to today’s leaders on the way forward.

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  1. 12th Annual Executive Coaching Conference: The Impact of Coaching Conversations on Creating the Future for Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

    01 May, 2015 | Conference KeyNotes

    Coaching can help strengthen the bench to prepare for baby boomer retirement. Some companies are also developing coaching capacity in their leaders, so that they may provide ongoing coaching to their teams, creating a coaching culture.

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  1. 17 Truths about Women's Leadership: Insights from the 12th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

    01 August, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies and their employees need to shape cultural changes in both society and the workplace to improve the chances of women holding CEO and board member positions.

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

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