The Conference Board Publications http://www.conference-board.org The Conference Board Publications en-us Sun, 16 Feb 2020 09:02:00 UTC webmaster@conference-board.org Copyright©2020 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis: Selected Ideas and Learnings for Asia&#146s Communications Leaders <p>As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues, communications leaders in Asia face the expanding challenge of supporting the safety of staff, the reputation of company, and the viability of operations. And, all the while, the risks of misstep are significantly compounded by both social media activism and the critical gaze of international observers. The following assemblage of insights on communications practices &ndash; gathered from our internal experts and member network &ndash; will be helpful as you formulate, adapt, implement and manage your crisis response strategy.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8932 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8932 Coronavirus Crisis: Assessing Economic Impacts <p>Businesses are deeply concerned with how the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) crisis will impact the economy in China, Asia and globally. Given the fastmoving nature of developments at this juncture, forming a full and conclusive narrative is not yet possible, and indeed could lead to miscalculation. With this in mind, and in first instance, we&rsquo;ve assembled a set of premises and observations to inform member business planning on a preliminary basis.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8933 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8933 Managing through the Coronavirus Crisis: Selected Ideas and Learnings for Asia's HR Leaders <p>The Conference Board assembled a key set of insights and learnings through ongoing conversations with the researchers, partners and internal and external experts to help Asia HR leaders develop responses and action plans to deal with this unfolding crisis.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8931 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8931 C-Suite Challenge<sup>™</sup> 2020: Risk, Opportunities, and Hot-Button Issues <p>It is a PowerPoint presentation, focusing on the Hot Button Issues results from this year's C-Suite Challenge Survey.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8928 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8928 Year-end data indicate improving growth momentum <p>Member businesses in China are driven, in general, by one or more of three key economic factors: investment, consumption, and trade. Our monthly &ldquo;Economy Watch&mdash;China View&rdquo; analysis assesses each factor in turn to inform business planning and forecasting.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8927 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8927 2020 Solutions Brief—Sustaining Capitalism: The Aging Workforce: Tackling the Challenge <p>The US faces demographic challenges that threaten continued growth and shared prosperity. This brief highlights solutions aimed at expanding the overall US labor force to address this challenge.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8926 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8926 Business & Economics Portfolio <p>Key Economic Indicators Historical Data</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8466 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8466 Part 1: How Consumers Define Sustainability and View Organizations' Sustainability Efforts <p>How do consumers define sustainability, and how do they view organizations' sustainability efforts?</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8869 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8869 Part 2: How Sustainability Features Influence Consumers' Choices <p>How do sustainability features influence consumers' choices?</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8921 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8921 Consumers' Attitudes about Sustainability <p>How do global consumers define sustainability, how do they view organizations' sustainability efforts, and how do sustainability features influence their choices?&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8922 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8922 Sustainability Practices: 2019 Edition: Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific <p>This report identifies key trends related to the corporate disclosure of environmental and social practices&mdash;encompassing, among others, atmospheric emissions, water consumption, labor standards, diversity and inclusion, and human rights practices.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8924 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8924 Sustainability Practices Dashboard (2019 Edition) <p><span>Analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8698 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8698 Sustainability Practices: 2019 Edition <p>This report identifies key trends related to the corporate disclosure of environmental and social practices&mdash;encompassing, among others, atmospheric emissions, water consumption, labor standards, diversity and inclusion, and human rights practices.</p> <div id="ritekit-alerts" style="opacity: 0;">&nbsp;</div> <div id="ritekit-alerts" style="opacity: 0;">&nbsp;</div> Tue, 04 Feb 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8925 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8925 Sustainability Matters: Digitalization: An Enabler for a Circular Economy <p><span>This report explores the role of data and digitally enabled solutions in accelerating the transition to a more sustainable, circular economy.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8923 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8923 24 Insights from The 2019 Innovation Culture & Metrics Summit <p>Innovation isn&rsquo;t limited to small, agile firms. Every organization can innovate. But they must pick methods that work for them, and they must use metrics to prove business results.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8920 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8920 Sustainability Matters: Organizational Characteristics of US Benefit Corporations <p>This report provides the most comprehensive count of benefit corporations available and original, data-driven analysis of benefit corporations&rsquo; national dynamics and organizational characteristics.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8909 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8909 23 Insights from the 2019 Corporate Philanthropy Conference <p>Companies need to make an effort to align their business and CSR strategies. This will allow them to have the most impact on society.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8908 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8908 US Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions <p>Labor shortages are becoming a significant barrier for future expansion of the US economy, especially in industries that hire many blue-collar and manual services workers. Is this a passing phase or a chronic problem?&nbsp;</p> <div id="ritekit-alerts" style="opacity: 0;">&nbsp;</div> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8907 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8907 US Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions <p>Labor shortages are becoming a significant barrier for future expansion of the US economy, especially in industries that hire many blue-collar and manual services workers. Is this a passing phase or a chronic problem?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8905 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8905 2020 Solutions Brief—Sustaining Capitalism: We need a new path on health care <div>It is clear that the US can, and often does, deliver the finest care in the world. However,&nbsp;it is inaccessible or unaffordable to too many Americans. We must do better.</div> Thu, 23 Jan 2020 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8904 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=8904