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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. China and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Priorities and Business Strategies

    July 2018 | Research Report

    Many of China’s most pressing domestic policies align with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But for most businesses, directly addressing the SDGs is unchartered territory.

  2. Innovation & Productivity Center Newsletter

    July 2018 | Publication

    Culture of innovation can be measured and compared to other components of corporate brand; therefore, it can be managed and can contribute to a premium in valuation

  3. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2018: Will Trade Barriers Derail the Global Economy?

    July 2018 | StraightTalk®

    For now, the global economy seems barely shaken by trade policy tensions. But as the business cycle ages, it will become more important to monitor risk factors. 

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    July 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    July 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    US monetary tightening and ongoing global trade tensions add clouds to emerging economies’ outlook.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    July 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    With global growth plateauing and with ongoing trade disputes, it is unlikely that net exports will continue to be a strong driver of growth in the Euro Area. The Euro Area economy will continue to moderate through the end of 2018.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    July 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Domestic outlook remains strong despite trade tensions.

  8. Sustainability Center Newsletter

    July 2018 | Publication

    China’s new pollution tax is a breath of fresh air for MNCs—but comes with important risks to monitor

  9. China's new pollution tax - a breath of fresh air for MNC's, but with important risks to monitor

    June 2018 | China Center Publications

    We look at how the new tax differs from the old fee-based system, and what those changes will mean for tax amounts payable as well as broader considerations regarding investments in environmental management systems.

  10. Long Arm of the Law: GDPR's Impact on HR Data (Executive Summary)

    June 2018 | Key Business Issues

    GDPR mandates that human capital data, much of which qualifies as “sensitive,” be protected vigorously. What’s HR’s role in protecting the personal data of employees, applicants, and contingent workers?