Energy & Sustainability Publications

2016

  1. 25 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the Sustainability Summit

    August 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    There’s good and bad news in sustainability. Good: more businesses are taking sustainability seriously. Bad: for many, “growth” still means “selling more product.” The solution: sustainable innovations that also drive business growth.

  2. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We identify a set of business practices most often associated with leadership in corporate sustainability, helping company leaders direct their sustainability efforts where they are most impactful.

  3. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (CEO Business Implications)

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    CEO engagement on sustainability issues is one of the most important drivers of leadership in corporate sustainability. We offer practical examples of how CEOs can strengthen their companies’ sustainability profiles.

  4. Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership (General Counsel Business Implications)

    June 2016 | Key Business Issues

    We examine the key business practices that define leadership in corporate sustainability and provide guidance on how general counsel and boards of directors can steer their organizations toward leadership.

  5. China ResearchGraphic: The Growing Importance of Sustainability Reporting in China

    May 2016 | China Center Publications

    The Chinese government’s intensifying focus on improving the sustainability reporting of local companies indicates that better sustainability reporting is desired by regulators, and the demand of the Chinese public for better sustainability standards, enforcement, and transparency is driving this trend.

  6. China ResearchGraphic: The Big Cleanup—What Are China's National Green Policy Targets?

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    China’s environment has suffered immensely from economic growth, and a major and sustained environmental cleanup is looming. Understanding the plans and targets is thus critical to detecting policy changes and assuring organizational readiness.

2015

  1. China Center Data Flash - Property sector continues to struggle as inventories are drawn down

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    Some observers have recently been touting a rebound in the real estate market, and while both sales and prices have improved in recent months, it is essential to keep in mind that actual construction and investment in the sector are still contracting.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    September 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The growth outlook for the rest of 2015 remains pessimistic.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    September 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economic recovery is on track, while downside risks from slower growth in emerging markets are looming.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    September 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Moderate growth path of US economy likely to be sustained through the end of 2015