Europe Publications


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    This month, we try to read the earliest data on confidence and industrial production to understand what impact Brexit will have on the real economy. Surveys show so far a modest negative impact in 2016 in the Euro Area but a much larger slump in the UK.

    (Economics Watch Reports, August 2016)

  2. Brexit Effect: Unpacking the Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy

    Low confidence, high uncertainty, and postponed investment decisions are some of the short-term impacts we can expect from the United Kingdom’s stunning decision to leave the European Union. 

    (Executive Action Report, August 2016)

  3. End of Cold, Hard Cash and the Global Shift toward Cashless Consumer Payments

    We summarize the global shift to cashless consumer payments and the opportunities for consumer-facing businesses as they navigate the change.

    (Executive Summary, August 2016)

  4. 25 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the Sustainability Summit

    There’s good and bad news in sustainability. Good: more businesses are taking sustainability seriously. Bad: for many, “growth” still means “selling more product.” The solution: sustainable innovations that also drive business growth.

    (Conference KeyNotes, August 2016)

  5. 17 Truths about Women's Leadership: Insights from the 12th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

    Companies and their employees need to shape cultural changes in both society and the workplace to improve the chances of women holding CEO and board member positions.

    (Conference KeyNotes, August 2016)

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    The Euro Area was on a moderate recovery path before the EU referendum. In reaction to Brexit, investors moved their capital toward less risky assets, bringing to the surface the weakness of the Italian banks and uncertainty around future investment decisions.

    (Economics Watch Reports, July 2016)

  7. 25 Truths about Branding: Insights from the Annual Brand Conference

    Brands are striving to amplify word of mouth in social media, keep their voice consistent across platforms, and ride the momentum of changes in the digital landscape.

    (Conference KeyNotes, July 2016)

  8. Job Satisfaction: 2016 Edition: Tightening Labor Market Means More Opportunity, More Satisfaction

    Nearly half of US workers (49.6 percent), the highest percentage since 2005, are satisfied with their jobs. The tightening labor market may be partly responsible for this uptick in sentiment.

    (Research Report, July 2016)

  9. 25 Truths about Diversity & Inclusion: Insights from the 20th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

    The diversity and inclusion function is growing to encompass not only race and religion but also sexuality, ability, and thinking. Inclusion means understanding bias and disrupting old thought patterns.

    (Conference KeyNotes, July 2016)

  10. Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital?

    Within an enterprise, digital transformation often leads to significant changes in business strategy that  may reshape a company or disrupt an entire industry. These changes translate into new human capital challenges.

    (Key Business Issues, July 2016)