Mid-Markets Publications


  1. Europe 2.0? Four Scenarios for Europe Post-Brexit

    We present four scenarios for how the EU could fare in the medium term after the existential crisis of Brexit. In each scenario, some sectors and industries benefit more than others.

    (Research Report, December 2016)

  2. 25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference

    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. 

    (Conference KeyNotes, December 2016)

  3. Research Report: The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt—Dealing with a Lurking Problem

    CED warns that the nation’s debt is becoming a critical threat to the US world leadership and prosperity. This report covers the history of the debt, its detrimental effects, and workable, balanced solutions.

    (Committee for Economic Development, December 2016)

  4. Policy Brief: The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt—Dealing with a Lurking Problem

    US finances are on an unsustainable path, with annual deficits adding to the debt at a pace exceeding the rate of growth of the economy. In this policy brief, CED recommends practical solutions to the problem.

    (Committee for Economic Development, December 2016)

  5. Executive Summary: The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt—Dealing with a Lurking Problem

    Is the United States’ fiscal imbalance about to become a critical threat to the nation? CED believes it is—unless policy is changed to do something about it. This executive summary covers CED’s assessment and recommendations.

    (Committee for Economic Development, December 2016)

  6. 20 Truths about Human Capital Analytics: Insights from the 2016 Human Capital Analytics Conference

    As human capital analytics grows, it is no longer considered merely optional to HR strategy. Early adopters have used HCA to increase HR efficiency as well as overall business performance. 

    (Conference KeyNotes, December 2016)

  7. 25 Truths about Talent Acquisition: Insights from the 3rd Annual Talent Acquisition Conference

    Talent acquisition is no longer a support function—it is a strategic partner that can help a company make money. Attracting the right people is the big challenge.

    (Conference KeyNotes, November 2016)

  8. 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, November 2016)

  9. Sustainability Practices 2016 Key Findings

    One key finding from the 2016 Sustainability Practices Dashboard: while an increasing number of companies include sustainability performance metrics as a factor in executive compensation, they are routinely reticent to disclose the specifics of those metrics.

    (Research Report, November 2016)

  10. Every Other One: A Status Update on Women on Boards

    In this paper, CED outlines its plan for direct outreach to the nominating committees of prominent corporate boards and includes recommendations for expanding the criteria for qualified female board members.

    (Committee for Economic Development, November 2016)