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  1. Societal Report

    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.

  2. Marketing & Communications Center Newsletter - May 2019

    16 May, 2019 | Newsletter

    Despite consumers caution about spending, a pullback does not appear imminent

  3. Economy, Strategy & Finance Center Newsletter - May 2019

    16 May, 2019 | Newsletter

    Among all regions, the most acute labor shortages are in Central and Eastern Europe

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

    15 May, 2019 | Key Business Issues

    For our C-Suite executives in Switzerland, threats to global trade systems stands as the top external concern, a headache for 45 percent of respondents. 

  5. 25 Insights from the 2019 Leadership Development Conference

    14 May, 2019 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies need to change their cultures and redefine the role of leaders to withstand uncertainty, disruption, and innovation. They also need leaders with a growth mindset.

  6. Public Policy Center Newsletter - May 2019

    14 May, 2019 | Newsletter

    CED's latest op-ed, co-authored by its Money in Politics Subcommittee Co-Chairs: Ronald Klein, Robert Kueppers, Nathan Rosenberg, and Jane Sherburne was published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. It warns of the significant challenges facing the 2020 Census. The report also urges Congress to ensure that the Census Bureau has adequate leadership, funding, and staffing to generate an accurate count.

  7. 23 Insights from The 2019 Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances Conference

    13 May, 2019 | Conference KeyNotes

    Joint ventures, whatever their size or makeup, require common elements for success: strong foundations, trusting relationships, built-in metrics, and the flexibility to react to evolving business conditions.

  8. 21 Insights from The 19th Annual Employee Health Care Conference

    13 May, 2019 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies know that health benefits are important for attracting and retaining talent in a competitive hiring market. Yet creating a program that is comprehensive, competitive, and cost-effective has become increasingly difficult given rising healthcare costs and an increasingly unhealthy employee base.

    Health benefits are key to attract and retain talent. Yet creating a program that is effective and cost-effective is difficult, given rising healthcare costs and health problems.

  9. Executive Brief: US Spending Set to Increase for Rest of 2019–Despite First Quarter Wobble

    09 May, 2019 | Executive Action Report

    This overview of US consumer expenditures lays out positive and negative drivers of spending and looks at the trends ahead.

  10. Moving the Dial on Well-Being and Mental Health in the Workplace

    09 May, 2019 | Executive Action Report

    How can companies best advance their well-being strategies at a time of widespread business disruption and transformation?

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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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