Publications

2016

  1. 25 Truths about Ethics in Business: Insights from the Built for Ethics Seminar

    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.

  2. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    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.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    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.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    May 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Springing forward to a temperate summer: Some rebound in the second quarter is expected, but there is little indication of a turnaround in business investment.

  9. Global Economic Outlook 2016: Sub-Saharan Africa: Climbing a Steeper Hill?

    May 2016 | Key Business Issues

    As sub-Saharan Africa’s growth pains continue in the coming decade, businesses must adopt a range of strategies to succeed across different groups of economies (undiversified, agricultural, frontier, and fragile) in the region.

  10. ICT Prices and ICT Services: What do they tell us about productivity and technology?

    May 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper reassesses the link between ICT prices, technology, and productivity. The currently available information on ICT asset prices and ICT services is put under a microscope, and official prices are found to substantially understate actual ICT price declines.