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Conferences

13th Annual Human Capital Analytics Conference
October 25 - 26, 2018 (New York, NY)

14th Annual Succession Management Conference
November 08 - 09, 2018 (New York, NY)

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Peer Networks

Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Council
This Council provides members a forum to exchange ideas and best practices about product regulatory matters as well as how to lead their companies through the evolving landscape of regulatory compliance and product responsibility.

Emerging Markets Supply Chain Management Council
The Council provides senior supply chain decision makers in emerging markets with a network of professional peers who meet regularly to exchange ideas, best practices, and innovations related to the supply chain and logistics functions.

Philanthropy & Engagement Council
Community impact and employee engagement is increasingly becoming more of a business imperative. This council explores initiatives that advance community building while enriching our company’s brands and reputation.

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Publications

The Impact of Demographic Trends on US Consumer Spending: Incorporating the Effect of Race/Ethnicity

US population growth over the next decade is likely to vary dramatically by age, race/ethnicity, and geography, which will create differences in consumer spending growth across products and regions.

(Key Business Issues, January 2018)

C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: Reinventing the Organization for the Digital Age

As the global economy appears to have shaken off six years of stagnation, CEOs and C-Suite executives are increasingly acknowledging the need for radical reinvention.

(Key Business Issues, January 2018)

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Webcasts

Window On China's Economic and Business Environment
January 24, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

With President Xi Jingping’s political position secured for at least another five years, the confidence in China’s ability to become the main global economic player has strengthened. Join our panel of experts as we take a deep dive into how China's Economic and Business Environment has recently been reshaped and other issues that impact businesses who operate in this area. CPE credit available

Policy Watch: Fixing Broken Redistricting Practices
February 01, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

Redrawing electoral districts to give one political party an electoral advantage diminishes the competitiveness of U.S. elections. In this webcast, you will learn why competitive elections are necessary for a thriving, competitive economy and be provided with sensible solutions to fix our broken redistricting practices. CPE credit available

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Blogs

Boards and the Weakest Link in Third-Party Information Security Risk Management
In a business environment where the weakest link in an ecosystem can jeopardize the entire community, effectively governing and managing third party risk takes on greater importance. (On Governance, January 2018)

Is China's intangible investing catching up? Not yet.
Intangible assets are especially important for China. Its remarkable rapid growth over the past three decades has enormously enlarged China’s manufacturing relative to that of the US, but in terms of labor productivity China appears to still be far away from American levels. (China Center Blog, January 2018)

Eleven Ingredients for Digital Success in 2018
The past 6 months have seen tremendous upheaval in digital media. Companies that were once high flyers—Mashable, Rolling Stone, Time—sold for a fraction of their former (perceived) value. Whether you think this is massive disruption or simply inevitable course correction, the ingredients for digital success have evolved. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, January 2018)

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