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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

2017

  1. Sustainability Practices 2017 Key Findings

    December 2017 | Research Report

    Third-party verification of the claims in sustainability reports is on the rise, which is helping investors make better-informed decisions about companies’ risks and opportunities. But companies could still be much more transparent. 

  2. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    December 2017 | Research Report

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. 

  3. China CEO Council Session Report -- The 19th Party Congress Aftermath: Where to from here?

    December 2017 | China Center Publications

    Will General Secretary Xi Jinping’s second coronation represent a turning point for reform, and if so, what might the nature of that reform be?

  4. China Center Data Flash: Marginal slowdown in trend growth anticipated for 2018

    December 2017 | China Center Publications

    October data confirmed that China’s trend growth momentum is modestly weakening. Growth is likely to see marginal slowing in 2018, driven by intensifying deleveraging pressures. 

  5. Blockchain Technology: The Marketing Value of Digital Permanence

    November 2017 | Research Report

    Blockchain technology has the potential to be transformational. For communications and marketing, this change could come sooner rather than later.

  6. China Center Chart Dive: Chinese manufacturing sector is less and less reliant on imported intermediate inputs

    November 2017 | China Center Publications

    Chinese industrial policies promoting import substitution are substantively reshaping the country’s global Value Chains and have made China-based manufacturers (foreign and domestically owned) less reliant on intermediate inputs produced outside the country.

  7. Sustainability in the Mainstream: Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards

    November 2017 | Director Notes

    Shareholder activism around ESG issues is less well-understood than the environmental and sustainability issues themselves.

  8. Global Economic Outlook 2018: Europe: Preparing for Slower Growth

    November 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Most economies in Europe are enjoying robust growth momentum, with consumer spending in the driving seat. This may well continue into the first half of 2018, though we expect a gradual move toward slower trend growth.

  9. Global Economic Outlook 2018: Emerging Asia: Slowing, but Still Leading the Way

    November 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Economic growth in emerging Asia has been higher than in the rest of the emerging world over the last decade. Despite a coming slowdown in the region, that trend is likely to continue.

  10. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2018

    November 2017 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2018 which includes growth projections for 11 major regions and individual estimates for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2018–2022, and 2023–2027.