The Conference Board Publications http://www.conference-board.org The Conference Board Publications en-us Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:08:18 UTC webmaster@conference-board.org Copyright©2017 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. China's Global Impact: The Business Exposures and Economic Implications of a Globalizing China <p>For national economies, multinational corporations, and financial institutions, exposures to developments in China are intensifying. This report outlines potential impacts so organizations can be more cognizant of and more agile and resilient to China geo-economic exposures.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7574 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7574 China's Global Impact: The Business Exposures and Economic Implications of a Globalizing China <p>For national economies, multinational corporations, and financial institutions, exposures to developments in China are intensifying. This report outlines potential impacts so organizations can be more cognizant of and more agile and resilient to China geo-economic exposures.</p> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7573 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7573 China's Global Impact: Executive Summary <p>Many business leaders assess their business exposures related to market, economic, or political conditions <em>inside</em> China. Rarely, it seems, are China factors assessed for their global impacts. This summary attempts to close that gap and help organizations to be more cognizant of China geo-economic exposures.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7572 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7572 Softening Internal Structure: Case Studies from L&#8217Or&#233;al, Travelex, and Haier <p>Case studies highlight how L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al, Travelex, and Haier have changed their internal structures to drive digital transformation.</p> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7571 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7571 Opening Up to Outsiders: Case Studies from Lego, GE, L&#8217Or&#233;al, and Haier <p>Profiles of Lego, GE, L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al, and Haier show how these companies have have driven digital transformation by opening up to outsiders.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7570 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7570 Culture and Digital Transformation: Case Studies from Travelex, L&#8217Or&#233;al, Haier, and GE <p>In these company profiles, Travelex, L&rsquo;Oreal, Haier, and GE share how they have shifted their corporate cultures to embrace digital transformation.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7569 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7569 18 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the 16th Annual Sustainability Summit <p>Sustainability reporting needs to be built into everyday business activities, especially since it has become a tool to attract mainstream investors.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7568 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7568 Blurring External Boundaries: Case Studies from L&#8217Or&#233;al, Travelex, and Haier <p>Company profiles from L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al, Travelex, and Haier show that digital transformation enables and often&nbsp;<em>requires </em>collaboration between organizations. If necessity is the mother of invention, then digital transformation is the necessity that drives companies that were once separate, self-reliant entities to reach out to other organizations and individuals.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7567 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7567 Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Directors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description <p>When describing their own jobs, directors believe CEO succession planning, interactions with management, and shareholder engagement are among the most important issues.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7522 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7522 Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job?: Directors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description <p>When describing their own jobs, directors believe CEO succession planning, interactions with management, and shareholder engagement are among the most important issues.</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7558 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7558 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>&reg;</sup> Emerging Markets View <p>Despite country-specific risks, emerging markets keep performing as solid contributors to global growth.</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7561 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7561 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>&reg;</sup> United States View <p>Better investment and global conditions will help the US economy to pick up speed in the second half of 2017.</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7560 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7560 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>&reg;</sup> European View <p>The business cycle of the Euro Area continues to strengthen but does not translate into higher profit growth.</p> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7559 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7559 US Leaving Paris Accord: Much Ado About Nothing? <p>Most sustainability executives expect business to continue as usual. But there are a few risks to watch out for&hellip;</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7556 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7556 China Center Data Flash: June data beats expectations, but marginal slowdown still likely in 2H <p>The marginal growth rebound posted in 1H was cyclical. However, an uptick in exports, the resilience in consumption growth, and tailwinds from the subsiding housing market boom and infrastructure spending have fueled the continuation of growth thus far into 2H.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7555 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7555 China Center Chart Dive: China's labor compensation share of GDP is on the rise; this should be good for consumption in the near-term <p><span>High household savings rates have worked to constrain consumption in China for a long time. However, recent data suggests a decline in Chinese savings rates. T<span>his may partially explain the resilience of consumption growth in China, even as the country&rsquo;s overall economic growth continues to slow.</span></span></p> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7554 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7554 Making Social Enterprises More Effective: The Five-Step Approach to Engaging Stakeholders <p>This <em>Giving Thoughts</em> article proposes a transparent, five-step, multiconstituency approach which places stakeholders at the heart of impact measurement decision making.</p> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7553 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7553 Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation: What needs to change? <p>This report provides a new approach for board risk oversight of company long-term value creation called objective centric ERM and internal audit.</p> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7557 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7557 Human Capital in Europe: Forward-Thinking Strategies for Meeting the Decade's Challenges <p>We find considerable alignment between what CEOs and HR executives of companies based in Europe view as their major challenges through 2020.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7552 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7552 US Salary Increase Budgets for 2018 <p>The projected total median increase in budgets for 2018 across all&nbsp;employee categories remains at 3.00 percent overall, unchanged for more than half a decade.</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7551 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7551