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Sustainability Publications

2019

  1. Going Local: Changing Global Value Chains and the Impact on Revenue and Jobs

    February 2019 | Research Report

    Manufacturing producers are shifting away from foreign suppliers of inputs toward more local ones, choosing to “go local.” Data confirms the trend is a clear departure from the heydays of outsourcing: the share of local value added is now increasing in mature economies. 

  2. Driving Digital Transformation: What Does It Take to Lead?

    February 2019 | Key Business Issues

    What does “going digital” mean in practical terms for a company? For a workforce? What are the most critical skills and capabilities needed to enable digital transformation?

  3. Defining and Measuring Inclusion: Using Metrics to Drive Progress—Asia

    January 2019 | Research Report

    Companies strive to make their workplace inclusive to increase innovation, productivity, and employee retention and engagement. This report describes where companies in Asia Pacific are today in meeting the challenge of inclusion and what they can do to define and measure it more effectively. 

  4. C-Suite Challenge 2019: The Future-Ready Organization

    January 2019 | Key Business Issues Listing

    How CEOs and C-suite executives are transforming for the future—opportunities and challenges ahead

  5. C-Suite Challenge 2019: The Future-Ready Organization

    January 2019 | Key Business Issues

    How CEOs and C-suite executives are transforming for the future—opportunities and challenges ahead

2018

  1. Defining and Measuring Inclusion

    December 2018 | Research Report

    To become inclusive, organizations, must first define it clearly, without giving in to superficiality and, second, measure inclusion and hold people accountable for making progress. New research by The Conference Board describes where companies are today in meeting these challenges and what they can do to define and measure inclusion more effectively.

  2. Sustainability Practices: 2018 Edition

    December 2018 | Key Business Issues Listing

    This report identifies key trends related to the corporate disclosure of environmental and social practices—encompassing, among others, atmospheric emissions, water consumption, biodiversity policies, labor standards, human rights practices, and charitable and political contributions.

  3. Disability in the Workplace in China

    December 2018 | China Center Publications

    China has adopted a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to disability in the workplace – incentivizing 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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