The Conference Board Publications The Conference Board Publications en-us Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:03:06 UTC Copyright©2017 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—Asia-Pacific/China Report <p>This report, part of&nbsp;<strong><em>The Conference Board CEO Challenge&reg;</em></strong><strong>&nbsp;<em>2017</em></strong>&nbsp;series, compares the most pressing business challenges of CEOs globally with those of CEOs in Asia-Pacific and China&mdash;along with the strategies CEOs deem most critical for meeting those challenges.</p> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>&reg;</sup> Emerging Markets View <p>Economic expansion in emerging markets remains weak and fragile as vulnerability and downside risks mount.</p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Euro Area growth momentum remains positive, while changes in monetary policy can be expected in 2017 as inflation returns.</p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 UTC Economic Contribution of the Food and Beverage Industry <p>This report provides insights into the food and beverage industry&rsquo;s multiple roles, including meeting emerging consumer demands, &nbsp;responding to evolving public policy, and contributing meaningfully to regional economies.</p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 UTC China Center Chart Dive: New data reveal less severe trade imbalance between the US and China <p><span>A new analysis from The&nbsp;</span><span>Conference Board</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>brings vast and complex global value chain dependencies into resolution and, in doing so, paints a starkly different picture of the bilateral trade imbalance.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>After a brief slowdown in Q1, the US economy returns to its slow growth trend.</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 UTC Designing the Future of Diversity and Inclusion: Aspirations and Opportunities <p>Although D&amp;I has achieved important successes, current practices are insufficient to complete the journey. In December we partnered with CoVision for an enhanced conversation about D&amp;I challenges and opportunities. Results are summarized here.</p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 UTC Director Notes: Integrating Creating Shared Value and Corporate Governance <p>This report provides a framework for integrating CSV and corporate governance while examining five examples where a company has adopted the approach as a fundamental part of the company strategy by all parts of the corporation.</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Economic Series Report <p><span>Monthly economic series report</span></p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 UTC Director Notes India: The Role of the Nomination Committee in Board Independence and Composition in Indian Companies <p>By mandating a formal nomination and remuneration committee process, the Companies Act, 2013, has taken a significant step toward ushering in better and more transparent governance in Indian companies.</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 UTC China Center Quick Note: Hope for the best, plan for the worst -- A look at the potential negative consequences of US-China friction <p>China&rsquo;s treatment of Norway, South Korea, and Japan during recent politically motivated economic disputes is instructive for understanding how Beijing may respond to provocations from Washington.&nbsp;Foreign MNCs, especially US brands, should catalog their potential risk exposures stemming from China&rsquo;s formal and informal retaliatory tools and make appropriate preparations.</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 UTC China Center Data Flash: Growth momentum keeps rolling into 2017 <p><span>Corporate lending surged again in January, while household mortgage growth continued to decelerate. Both indicators are considered positive.</span></p> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 UTC 22 Truths about Strategic Community Impact: Insights from the Strategic Community Impact Symposium <p>Becoming involved in the UN&rsquo;s 17 Sustainable Development Goals can help companies boost employee engagement, increase brand value and customer loyalty, build trust, and reinforce the social contract with society.</p> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 UTC The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Future of Work (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017) <p>This series focuses on the Future of Work and how technology is transforming every aspect of work&mdash;and in the process, opening a Pandora&rsquo;s box of complex issues for today&rsquo;s human capital practitioners.</p> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 UTC 22 Truths about Performance Management: Insights from the Performance Management Summit <p>Companies are revamping their performance management systems to reflect a modern-day workforce and agile way of working. This requires a culture change, which can be challenging.</p> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 UTC Corporate Income Tax Reform in 2017? (Policy Brief) <p>A reformed individual income tax should make it possible to reduce the corporate income tax burden and, therefore, to increase the competitiveness of US producers and job creators.</p> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 UTC StraightTalk<sup>&reg;</sup> Global Economic Outlook 2017: Uncertainty and Global Growth Make Strange Bedfellows <p>Globally, 2017 growth is projected at about 2.9 percent&mdash;a notch up from earlier projections. For the medium term, there are no signs as yet that policy changes will raise the trend.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 UTC DNA of Engagement 2017: Engagement Ecosystem <p>DNA of Engagement 2017: Engagement Ecosystem</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 UTC DNA of Engagement 2017 Diagnostic Tool <p>Diagnostic tool: DNA of Engagement 2017</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 UTC DNA of Engagement&#58 CEO Business Implications <p>Higher levels of employee engagement lead to greater productivity. This report outlines six strategies CEOs can implement to help employees play a greater role in managing their own engagement.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 UTC