Mid-Markets Publications


  1. 25 Truths about Ethics in Business: Insights from the Built for Ethics Seminar

    Ethical business cultures don’t happen by accident. They develop as a result of high expectations, customized messaging and training, and collaboration among HR, the board, and the ethics function.

    (Conference KeyNotes, June 2016)

  2. 28 Truths about Leadership Development: Insights from the 22nd Annual Leadership Development Conference

    Companies need to develop leaders’ skills to meet the challenges of the business world of the future, rather than trying to develop skills for specific job and roles.

    (Conference KeyNotes, June 2016)

  3. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership

    We identify a set of business practices most often associated with leadership in corporate sustainability, helping company leaders direct their sustainability efforts where they are most impactful.

    (Key Business Issues, June 2016)

  4. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (CEO Business Implications)

    CEO engagement on sustainability issues is one of the most important drivers of leadership in corporate sustainability. We offer practical examples of how CEOs can strengthen their companies’ sustainability profiles.

    (Key Business Issues, June 2016)

  5. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (General Counsel Business Implications)

    We examine the key business practices that define leadership in corporate sustainability and provide guidance on how general counsel and boards of directors can steer their organizations toward leadership.

    (Key Business Issues, June 2016)

  6. How Activist Investors Identify Their Targets

    The first phase of an activist’s campaign is perhaps the most important: identifying undervalued and attractive target companies.

    (Director Notes, June 2016)

  7. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Quality over Quantity: How Business Can Generate Sustainable Growth in a Slow Global Economy

    Our outlook for global economic growth remains modest at 2.4 percent in 2016 and 2.7 percent in 2017. While growth rates between mature and emerging markets have rapidly converged, significant variation between regions remains.

    (Key Business Issues, May 2016)

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    Springing forward to a temperate summer: Some rebound in the second quarter is expected, but there is little indication of a turnaround in business investment.

    (Economics Watch Reports, May 2016)

  9. ICT Prices and ICT Services: What do they tell us about productivity and technology?

    This paper reassesses the link between ICT prices, technology, and productivity. The currently available information on ICT asset prices and ICT services is put under a microscope, and official prices are found to substantially understate actual ICT price declines.

    (Economics Program Working Paper Series, May 2016)

  10. Navigating the Digital Economy: Capturing the Benefits from Increased Flexibility and Cost Reductions – CFO Implications

    The New Digital Economy has potential to significantly impact cost and revenue models. Revisiting these models and understanding the dynamics of this new context are a priority for financial executives.

    (Key Business Issues, May 2016)