The Conference Board Publications http://www.conference-board.org The Conference Board Publications en-us Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:04:15 UTC webmaster@conference-board.org Copyright©2018 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. China Center Research Brief: All signs point to much stronger environmental protection in China <p><span>Last winter&rsquo;s air pollution control plan in the larger Beijing area was unprecedented both in scale and intensity. The action plan was part of a much broader, central government-led effort to tackle China&rsquo;s pervasive air pollution problem and significantly ramp up environmental protection efforts in general.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7841 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7841 China Center Research Brief: Communist Party Control of China's SOEs Clashes with EU Regulations <p>As the CCP pushes overtly into the governance of China's state-owned enterprises, expect increasing governmental pushback from the EU on Chinese investment activity in Europe.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7840 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7840 China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report: New Paradigms for CSR in China <p><span>Does the improved policy clarity and bureaucratic orderliness under Xi Jinping mean that CSR investing by MNCs can now be made more effective and impactful if it is aligned with Xi's &ldquo;new era&rdquo; policy priorities?</span></p> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7839 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7839 EU Circular Economy Package: A Challenging Yet Important Impulse <p>Corporate boards should be aware of the European Commission&rsquo;s concepts of &ldquo;recycle, repair and re-use&rdquo; and waste avoidance, which are central to its Circular Economy Package.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7838 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7838 25 Truths about Executive Coaching: Insights from The 2018 Executive Coaching Conference <p>As coaching is increasingly being viewed as a perk, companies are expanding it to reach lower ranks of employees through internal coaching, team coaching, and manager-as-coach.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7812 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7812 28 Truths about Health Care: Insights from the 18th Annual Health Care Conference <p><span>Health care is the top concern of young workers. Why? Workers change jobs more frequently, and more workers are freelance. A healthcare plan can be a key talent differentiator for employers.</span></p> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7826 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7826 C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: ASEAN/China Edition Executive Summary <p>CEOs in both the ASEAN region and China are dedicated to the creation of innovative, customer-centric, and inclusive workplace environments within their organizations.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7825 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7825 Driving Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR? <p>This report, third in a series from The Conference Board on digital transformation and human capital, defines what HR leaders must do to help their companies succeed in digital transformation with its unique business and human capital challenges.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7792 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7792 Driving Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR? Executive Summary <p>This executive summary outlines what HR leaders must do to help their companies succeed in digital transformation, based on case studies of companies that have made digital transformation a strategic priority and conversations with many member companies.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7822 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7822 Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR Case Study—Assurant <p>Assurant&rsquo;s digital strategy had many components, including several that are central to HR: culture change, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, skill development, and change management. HR was involved from the get-go.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7824 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7824 Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR Case Study—ING <p>As part of ING Group&rsquo;s agile transformation, ING Belgium introduced new values, reassessed its talent supply, and trained employees in new ways of working.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7823 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7823 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The 2018 outlook stays strong, but downside risks rise.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7813 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7813 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>The outlook for the first half of the year remains strong, but there are early signs that the economy will moderate during the second half of 2018.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7814 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7814 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Emerging Markets View <p><span>2018 is not likely to see much further strengthening in GDP growth for emerging markets.</span></p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7815 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7815 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Economic Series Report <p><span>Monthly</span><span> economic series report</span>.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7816 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7816 Trading Up: With global growth finally on the rise, is the trade recovery sustainable? (Executive Summary) <p>This report, which introduces a new global value chain dataset tool, examines whether the trade recovery is sustainable and why reevaluating global operations strategy using current data is so critical.</p> Sat, 07 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7811 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7811 C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: ASEAN/China Edition <p>CEOs in both the ASEAN region and China are dedicated to the creation of innovative, customer-centric, and inclusive workplace environments within their organizations.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7791 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7791 Economics Watch - China View: Strong Rebound in February, but Likely Fleeting <p><span>China saw a strong rebound in exports, fixed asset investment (FAI), and industrial production (IP) over the first two months of 2018. The jump in y-o-y <span>growth is partially due to base effects related to the timing of the 2018 Chinese New Year holiday, which occurred in February 2018 vs. January in 2017.&nbsp;</span></span></p> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7807 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7807 China Center Research Brief: 'Huge' Trade Deficit Smaller than Thought <p>As the US raises the stakes in a potential trade war with China, a better understanding of the real inequities in US-China trade and the nature of the trade deficit is needed.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7806 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7806 DNA of Engagement 2018: Moments That Matter throughout the Employee Life Cycle—Implications for Asia <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">In Asia, the lack of a skilled talent supply, coupled with the rising retirement age and increasing health care costs, is forcing companies to rethink their strategies toward a powerful employee value proposition that drives greater employee engagement.</span></p> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7804 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7804