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  1. Disaster Philanthropy Practices

    12 June, 2019 | Research Report

    How are companies preparing for a future of more varied, more intense, and more frequent disasters?

  2. Economy, Strategy & Finance Center Newsletter (US) - June 2019

    11 June, 2019 | Newsletter

    Most likely scenario for the rest of 2019: a stabilization of the global economy at a slightly slower growth rate (2.8 percent) than in 2018 (3.2 percent).

  3. 24 Insights from the 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference

    07 June, 2019 | Conference KeyNotes

    To achieve gender equality, companies need to change some of their policies to better support women and families and women need to be willing to take more risks.

  4. Human Capital in Review: Voice from Asia Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019

    07 June, 2019 | Human Capital in Review

    This issue focuses on the latest human capital trends and current state of digital transformation among companies in Asia, as well as diversity and inclusion progress in this region.

  5. Human Capital Center Newsletter (US) - June 2019

    06 June, 2019 | Newsletter

    While progress on gender diversity of corporate directors is being reported, a staggering 20 percent of firms in the Russell 3000 index still have no female representatives on their board

  6. Environmental, Social & Governance Center Newsletter (US) - June 2019

    05 June, 2019 | Newsletter

    Pacific Gas & Electric’s climate change-related bankruptcy shows how external ESG ratings only capture a very small portion of the “G” in ESG, something the author calls the “80/20 ESG governance trap”

  7. 23 Insights from The 2019 Merger Integration Conference

    31 May, 2019 | Conference KeyNotes

    Mergers continue to be big business. 2018 marked a resurgence in global M&A activity, thanks to a rebound in large and mega deals led by Europe and North America. Whatever the size of the deal, cultural alignment and talent selection are paramount, and planning, patience, and proper pacing will make the difference between a deal that falters and a deal that transforms its partners and the business they create together.

  8. China Labor Market Quarterly Update: Q1 2019

    27 May, 2019 | China Center Publications

    In our Quarterly Labor Market Update, we systematically review available data sources and critically assess their coverage and limitations, to outline an accurate picture of key labor market trends in China – both short- and long-term.

  9. Human Capital in Review: Voice from Europe: Focus on Global Mobility

    23 May, 2019 | Human Capital in Review

    International assignments accelerate business growth and leadership development but are becoming more complex to manage. This compilation of thought leadership articles analyses the new trends that global mobility teams must consider. 

  10. Conference Board Societal Report 2018

    17 May, 2019 | Publication

    This report summarizes our work as thought leaders for member organizations and the broader business community in several important areas, including sustainability, corporate philanthropy, social responsibility, education, diversity and inclusion, and sustainable capitalism, among others.

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Straight Talk May 2019

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2019: The Long-Term Slowdown Is Upon Us—How Should Business Respond Now?

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