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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Topics
Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

2018

  1. Sustainability Practices: 2018 Edition--Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific

    December 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Sustainability reporting is still not a uniform practice across the globe and remains sporadic in countries where nonfinancial reporting regulation and stakeholder pressures are absent.

  2. Disability in the Workplace in China: Situation Assessment

    December 2018 | China Center Publications

    China has adopted a "carrot and stick" approach to disability in the workplaceincentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training, and retaining employees with disabilities.

  3. Global Economy Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    The growth of the global economy seems fairly steady at just over 3 percent in 2018/19 but will gradually drop below 3 percent by the early 2020s

  4. Comparison table of sustainability reporting frameworks

    November 2018 | Infographic

    A comparison table of some of the leading sustainability reporting frameworks. The table highlights key characteristics of these frameworks, including: intended purpose, target audience, focus areas, and geographic scope.

  5. Sustainability Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    China's new national policy priorities for sustainability are closely aligned with many of the global goals that underpin the 2030 Agenda

  6. China Center Quick Note: Mind the Gaps

    November 2018 | China Center Publications

    Breakthrough opportunities for MNCs in China always lie in the gaps between indigenous capabilities and targets set forth in national plans. In this “new era” in China, national planning targets, more grandiose than ever, are far beyond indigenous capabilities to achieve them.

  7. Five Ways Companies Use Signposts of Innovation

    November 2018 | Publication

    We spoke with leaders of member companies involved with innovation at a large US defense contractor and at specialty materials company Eastman Chemical Company to find out which aspects of the signposts they find most useful.

  8. What Companies Like Most about Using Signposts of Innovation

    November 2018 | Publication

    The Conference Board spoke with specialty materials company Eastman Chemical Company and a large US defense contractor that has also started working with the signposts to find out what they like best about the framework.

  9. Innovation & Productivity Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    Cross-functional teams could improve their success rate by including the most innovative voices from other parts of the organization

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    November 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 1.9%
  • China 1.2%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.3%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • Global 0.3%
  • India 0.2%
  • Japan 0.5%
  • Korea 0.1%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.6%
  • U.K. 0.4%
  • U.S. 0.1%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website