United States Publications


  1. 22 Truths about Organization Design: Insights from the 2017 Organization Design Conference

    Nothing lasts for long in today’s volatile business climate—not even your latest organization design. Designs should enable agility and digital adaptability, embracing new ways of thinking while retaining core values.

    (Conference KeyNotes, December 2017)

  2. Sustainability Practices 2017 Key Findings

    Third-party verification of the claims in sustainability reports is on the rise, which is helping investors make better-informed decisions about companies’ risks and opportunities. But companies could still be much more transparent. 

    (Research Report, December 2017)

  3. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. 

    (Research Report, December 2017)

  4. Game Changers: Corporate Foundations in a Changing World

    "Game Changer" foundations are leading a potentially transformative shift in corporate philanthropy, one in which they strategically draw on the parent company’s mission, acumen, assets, and networks rather than simply writing checks.


    (Research Report, December 2017)

  5. China CEO Council Session Report -- The 19th Party Congress Aftermath: Where to from here?

    Will General Secretary Xi Jinping’s second coronation represent a turning point for reform, and if so, what might the nature of that reform be?

    (China Center Publications, December 2017)

  6. China Center Data Flash: Marginal slowdown in trend growth anticipated for 2018

    October data confirmed that China’s trend growth momentum is modestly weakening. Growth is likely to see marginal slowing in 2018, driven by intensifying deleveraging pressures. 

    (China Center Publications, December 2017)

  7. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Large Passive Investors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    Large passive investors—including Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street Global Advisors—say the information management shares with the board is sometimes incomplete, and these investors want the corporate director to be knowledgeable enough to realize that.

    (Key Business Issues, November 2017)

  8. Blockchain Technology: The Marketing Value of Digital Permanence

    Blockchain technology has the potential to be transformational. For communications and marketing, this change could come sooner rather than later.

    (Research Report, November 2017)

  9. China Center Chart Dive: Chinese manufacturing sector is less and less reliant on imported intermediate inputs

    Chinese industrial policies promoting import substitution are substantively reshaping the country’s global Value Chains and have made China-based manufacturers (foreign and domestically owned) less reliant on intermediate inputs produced outside the country.

    (China Center Publications, November 2017)

  10. Sustainability in the Mainstream: Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards

    Shareholder activism around ESG issues is less well-understood than the environmental and sustainability issues themselves.

    (Director Notes, November 2017)