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2017

  1. US Leaving Paris Accord: Much Ado About Nothing?

    August 2017 | Council Perspectives

    Most sustainability executives expect business to continue as usual. But there are a few risks to watch out for…

  2. China Center Data Flash: June data beats expectations, but marginal slowdown still likely in 2H

    August 2017 | China Center Publications

    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. 

  3. Toward a New Measurement of the Value of Government Relations: Adapting Sustainability Measurements to Demonstrate Greater Business Value

    July 2017 | Council Perspectives

    Judging government relations value by inappropriate criteria shortchanges the discipline and can render a false conclusion to corporate leaders, leading to resource cuts that ultimately harm the firm.

  4. China Center Chart Dive: If China trade sneezes, where are Asian countries vulnerable to catching a cold?

    July 2017 | China Center Publications

    Economic and commercial developments in China, good or bad, clearly have the potential to propagate to nearly every corner of the global economy. But the nature and degree of China exposure in Australia, Indonesia, and Japan, for instance, differ from South Korea and Taiwan. 

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    July 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy remains on track for above 2 percent growth in 2017

  6. China Center Data Flash: Steady growth outlook gives headroom for continued efforts to slow credit growth

    July 2017 | China Center Publications

    With a policy stance in China clearly focused on financial risk containment, growth continues to taper off in monetary expansion and housing sales. There are no signals of a change in this policy trajectory, so the tapering off should continue in the near term. 

  7. China Center Chart Dive: Workforce skill gaps loom large for Made in China 2025

    June 2017 | China Center Publications

    Talent challenges are likely to drag on the progress of China’s major new plan to modernize and upgrade its manufacturing sector, the controversial and contentious “Made in China 2025” initiative.

  8. Driving Digital Transformation: Why Culture and Structure Matter

    June 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report investigates what organizations need to look, feel, and act like if they are to be successful at digital transformation. What are the strategic capabilities companies need to develop? How can corporate culture support or hinder digital transformation? What kinds of organizational structure does digital transformation require?

  9. Drafting the 'Dream Team': Leveraging Analytics to Acquire Top Talent in Asia

    June 2017 | Research Report

    Using workforce analytics, organizations can systematically examine and evaluate the quality of their talent acquisition strategies to identify and implement the most effective means for finding talent. 

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    June 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Recent downside risks challenge the outlook for emerging markets for remainder of the year.