China CEO Council Session Report -- Facing Change: Sustaining and driving growth during uncertain times in China
August 2014 | China Center Publications
A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the June 12, 2014, China CEO Council, hosted by The Conference Board in Beijing.
China Center Chart of the Week: China’s credit-to-GDP gap in the “danger zone”
August 2013 | China Center Publications
International experience shows that once the credit-to-GDP gap crosses a certain threshold, the likelihood of a financial crisis occurring within three years rises dramatically.
China Center Chart of the Week: Formal bank loans - no longer the stalwart of Chinese finance
March 2013 | China Center Publications
This chart shows newly issued net Total Social Finance in China on a quarterly basis, broken down into its constituent parts. The share of non-bank finance has grown markedly.
China Center LEI Commentary: Real economic activity remains weak – credit alone drives the LEI in June
August 2012 | China Center Publications
Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, July 2012 (June 2012 data)
Landscape of Campaign Contributions: Interim Report
November 2016 | Committee for Economic Development
Campaign spending is increasingly conducted through third parties rather than direct expenditures. That approach should end in favor of one that promotes accountability and provides voters with information on the sources of funding behind campaign communications.
25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference
December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes
Although mergers & acquisitions activity in early 2016 declined from 2015’s record levels, nearly half of CEOs expect to conduct a domestic transaction this year, and a third expect to do a cross-border deal.
Education and Corporate Philanthropy: Focus Funding for Maximum Impact
August 2012 | Council Perspectives
Developing a lens through which to evaluate each potential corporate philanthropy program is critical to success and maximizing impact.
How Activist Investors Identify Their Targets
June 2016 | Director Notes
The first phase of an activist’s campaign is perhaps the most important: identifying undervalued and attractive target companies.
Activist Hedge Funds, Golden Leash Special Compensation Arrangements, and Advance Notice Bylaws
December 2015 | Director Notes
This report discusses recent cases highlighting activist efforts to replace directors at target companies.
Business Case for Corporate Investment in ESG Practices
July 2015 | Director Notes
This report reviews empirical analyses of the return on investment in environmental, social, and governance initiatives and discusses why the positive correlations found by some academics remain disputed by others.