Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. China Center Research Brief: All signs point to much stronger environmental protection in China

    April 2018 | China Center Publications

    Last winter’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’s pervasive air pollution problem and significantly ramp up environmental protection efforts in general. 

  2. China Center Research Brief: Communist Party Control of China's SOEs Clashes with EU Regulations

    April 2018 | China Center Publications

    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.

  3. China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report: New Paradigms for CSR in China

    April 2018 | China Center Publications

    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 “new era” policy priorities?

  4. EU Circular Economy Package: A Challenging Yet Important Impulse

    April 2018 | Director Notes

    Corporate boards should be aware of the European Commission’s concepts of “recycle, repair and re-use” and waste avoidance, which are central to its Circular Economy Package.

  5. C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: ASEAN/China Edition Executive Summary

    April 2018 | Key Business Issues

    CEOs in both the ASEAN region and China are dedicated to the creation of innovative, customer-centric, and inclusive workplace environments within their organizations.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    April 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    April 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    2018 is not likely to see much further strengthening in GDP growth for emerging markets.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    April 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    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.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    April 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The 2018 outlook stays strong, but downside risks rise.

  10. Trading Up: With global growth finally on the rise, is the trade recovery sustainable? (Executive Summary)

    April 2018 | Key Business Issues

    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.


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  • India 1.1%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 1.3%
  • Mexico 0.4%
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