Asia Blogs

2018

  1. Is China's intangible investing catching up? Not yet.
    Intangible assets are especially important for China. Its remarkable rapid growth over the past three decades has enormously enlarged China’s manufacturing relative to that of the US, but in terms of labor productivity China appears to still be far away from American levels.
    (China Center Blog, January 2018)

  2. Is China's intangible investing catching up? Not yet.
    Intangible assets are especially important for China. Its remarkable rapid growth over the past three decades has enormously enlarged China’s manufacturing relative to that of the US, but in terms of labor productivity China appears to still be far away from American levels.
    (China Center Blog, January 2018)

  3. Eleven Ingredients for Digital Success in 2018
    The past 6 months have seen tremendous upheaval in digital media. Companies that were once high flyers—Mashable, Rolling Stone, Time—sold for a fraction of their former (perceived) value. Whether you think this is massive disruption or simply inevitable course correction, the ingredients for digital success have evolved.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, January 2018)

  4. Achieving Better Results with Inclusive Decision-Making
    Evidence is mounting that diverse and inclusive teams make better decisions that lead to more innovation and better outcomes. Foundations can apply this knowledge of the value of diversity and inclusion to drive better results in grant-making and capacity-building for grantees.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, January 2018)

  5. Developing Global Leaders Through Service: Research Report on the State of the Practice of Corporate Global Pro Bono
    Wouldn’t it be good if there was a business strategy which would build global leadership talent, improve company reputations, and make a positive impact on addressing global challenges? “Pro bono” is just such a strategy and it’s not just for lawyers anymore. Companies are increasingly utilizing Global Pro Bono (GPB) programs to create shared value for the community and the business.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, January 2018)

  6. Excellence in New Communications Awards Seek Case Studies Displaying Social Good
    The Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) opened its call for entries for the 2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards, including a call for case studies that utilize digital or social media to advance social good. Entrants are asked to detail their initiatives, technologies used, and success metrics. Submit your case studies at www.conference-board.org/sncrawards2018.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, January 2018)

  7. 2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards Now Accepting Submissions
    The Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) today opened its call for entries for the 2018 Excellence in New Communications Awards. Organizations that have made innovative use of digital, social, and mobile technologies can now submit their case studies for consideration at www.conferenceboard.org/sncrawards2018.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, January 2018)

  8. Why the $700 Billion Blockchain-Fueled Cryptocurrency Market Matters to Health
    My first trend update of the year focuses on the fast-growing cryptocurrency market. As of today the market is worth more than $700 billion USD. The most famous cryptocurrency is, of course, Bitcoin, but there have always been others—and they are starting to gain prominence and (slowly) entering the world of health, medicine and wellness.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, January 2018)

  9. Three Tips for Disaster Philanthropy Programs
    The second half of 2017 was mired by a spate of natural and man-made disasters that focused the attention of corporate philanthropists on their disaster relief practices. GlobalGiving’s Britt Lake, Airbus Foundation’s Andrea Debbane, and The Conference Board’s Citizenship and Philanthropy Center Leader, Jeff Hoffman, recently joined me for a webcast to discuss the future of disaster philanthropy and the most important elements of a disaster philanthropy strategy.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, January 2018)

2017

  1. Marketers Reluctantly Coming to Terms with their Role in Fake News Crisis
    As the practice of corporate citizenship and philanthropy expands to cover the breadth of a company's operations, new issues, such as fake news, become part of the CSR practioner's remit. A new study by the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) shows that while marketers are now aware of their inadvertent participation, they are ambivalent about what ought to change—and are reluctant to alter their own business practices.
    (Giving Thoughts Blog, December 2017)