Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

2018

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    January 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The outlook for emerging market economies in 2018 remains positive, but geo-economic and political risks remain.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    January 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy has stormed into 2018 at full speed. 2017 ends with a yearly output growth of 2.4 percent.

  3. China Center Data Flash: Growth holds stable in November

    January 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth remained broadly steady in November, but the deceleration in industrial production and fixed asset investment in recent months suggests that growth momentum weakened compared to the first half of 2017. 

2017

  1. Beyond the Tipping Point? How the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may or may not affect short- and medium-term investment in energy & emissions

    December 2017 | Research Report

    How does US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement affect energy-related investments? With the world on a path to reduce emissions, US policy may not alter investment decisions in the near term. But future uncertainty over US policy could.

  2. Rethinking Innovation Spending: What the data on intangible investment reveals

    December 2017 | Research Report

    Businesses around the world face a need to better quantify the financial impact of their innovation investments. But our research reveals that companies miss up to four-fifths of their spending on innovation, making any accurate calculation of return difficult. This report outlines a holistic approach for more accurate assessment of innovation spending.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    December 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base outlook for emerging markets remains solid for next year despite accumulating geo-economic and political risks.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    December 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy ends 2017 on an expansionary path that is quite robust, and consumers are feeling the positivity.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    December 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Progress on tax measures, along with continued strength from business and consumer confidence, will lead the economy to near 3 percent growth in 2018.

  6. China Center Chart Dive: Early signs of progress in deleveraging, but the road is long

    December 2017 | China Center Publications

    Deleveraging has long been one of China’s stated policy goals, and it was an important plank of the “supply side structural reform” program first proposed in December 2015. Yet until the first half of 2017, debt growth still outpaced nominal GDP growth.

  7. Sustainability Practices 2017 Key Findings

    December 2017 | Research Report

    Third-party verification of the claims in sustainability reports is on the rise, which is helping investors make better-informed decisions about companies’ risks and opportunities. But companies could still be much more transparent.