The Conference Board Publications The Conference Board Publications en-us Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:12:56 UTC Copyright©2016 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. Research Report: The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt—Dealing with a Lurking Problem <p>CED warns that the nation&rsquo;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.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 UTC Policy Brief: The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt—Dealing with a Lurking Problem <p>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.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 UTC Executive Summary&#58; The Federal Budget Deficit and the Public Debt&#8212;Dealing with a Lurking Problem <p>Is the United States&rsquo; fiscal imbalance about to become a critical threat to the nation? CED believes it is&mdash;unless policy is changed to do something about it. This executive summary covers CED&rsquo;s assessment and recommendations.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 UTC 20 Truths about Human Capital Analytics: Insights from the 2016 Human Capital Analytics Conference <p>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.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 UTC 25 Truths about Talent Acquisition: Insights from the 3rd Annual Talent Acquisition Conference <p>Talent acquisition is no longer a support function&mdash;it is a strategic partner that can help a company make money. Attracting the right people is the big challenge.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 UTC Sustainability Practices Dashboard <p>The Conference Board <em>Sustainability Practices Dashboard</em> analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 UTC Sustainability Practices 2016 Key Findings <p>One key finding from the 2016&nbsp;<em>Sustainability Practices Dashboard</em>: 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.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 UTC Every Other One: A Status Update on Women on Boards <p>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.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 UTC Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital? <p><span>Based on a literature review, interviews with leading experts, and company examples, this report builds the foundation for a series of reports to be released in the next few years.</span></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 UTC A Strategic Cyber-Roadmap for the Board <p>This <em>Directors Notes</em> reviews five director case studies of cyberrisk governance.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 UTC China Center Quick Note: The US election-an unexpected de-stabilizer <p>Donald Trump&rsquo;s likely behavior toward China is almost entirely unknowable; until more of his intentions are clarified MNC leaders will need to adjust to a period of persistent uncertainty.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 UTC China Center Quick Note: New China Model(s) -- Revisiting the MNC Playbook for a Rapidly Changing China <p>History shows that alignment with and contribution to desired growth model outcomes, as recognized and appreciated from the perspective of China&rsquo;s leading group at the time, can beget market opportunities for MNCs, <em>quid pro quo</em>.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 UTC Navigating the New Digital Economy: Driving Digital Growth and Productivity from Installation to Deployment <p><span>Companies are massively investing in digitization, but the results are variable and trends are moving so quickly that strategizing is very difficult.</span></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 UTC Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2017 <p>This paper presents the methodology for <em>The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2017,</em> including projections for 11 major regions and individual estimates for 33 mature and 32 emerging market economies for 2017, 2017&ndash;2022, and 2022&ndash;2026.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 UTC Director Notes India: Regulation of Related Party Transactions in India <p>India&rsquo;s legal framework for regulating related party transactions has slowly converged toward international standards. The real import of the new standards will depend on the extent to which minority shareholders participate in the evaluation and voting rights they have been afforded.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View <p>A projected stabilization in energy and commodity prices may provide a small tailwind for resource-rich economies in 2017, but emerging markets' medium-term growth trend continues to be dominated by weaker growth in &nbsp;investment and labor supply.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 UTC What is the Global Economic Outlook for 2017? <p>As we enter year six of global stagnation, deliverance remains elusive. Uncertainty is causing investment inertia, leaving business to push for new policies in hopes of finding a path to progress.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 UTC The New Administration's Lean towards Quantitative over Qualitative Sources of Growth Will Leave the Bottom Line Unchanged—at Least for Now <p>The outcome of US elections have further increased the level of uncertainty about the fate of the global economy, but bottom line growth results do not look very different from what The Conference Board projected before November 8<sup>th</sup>. Tax cuts and investment in infrastructure may provide some growth upside to the US economy in the short-term, but their impact will most likely be small.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>Short-term outlook for economic growth mainly unchanged after the Trump election.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>The 2016Q3 GDP data indicated that the Euro Area economy is more resilient than expected. The moderate expansion continues, despite the clouds at the horizon. Core inflation &ndash; that is inflation excluding energy prices, instead, still fails to pick up again, showing a persistent deflationary environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 UTC