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Knowledgeable about how businesses operate; continually scans the environment for changing conditions and to understand competitors; applies best practices and proven management techniques to drive revenues and results.

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The Future of Work: Frontline Challenges in an Era of Digital Transformation

August 2018

Based on the insights of more than 250 C-suite and senior level executives who attended The Future of Work: The Strategic HR Joint Council Meeting in May 2018, this report outlines the future of work and the evolutionary impact digital transformation is having, and will have, on business organizations from the perspective of HR executives.

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Window On

September 26, 2018

Window On is a monthly series of live panel discussions on timely and relevant economic, business, and policy topics. Join thought leaders from The Conference Board, along with prominent global executives, as they discuss critical issues facing today’s business executives.

A more in-depth description of this webcast will be available closer to program date.

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Our World, Our Work: Purpose and Impact in a Time of Change

(Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, August 2018)

Populism, nationalism, trade wars, March for Our Lives, and the #MeToo movements, among others, are reshaping how people, governments and nonprofits respond and interact with companies, and with each other. In a recent speech to corporate citizenship professionals in New Orleans, I painted a picture of how our crazy world impacting our roles as corporate philanthropists and responsibility practitioners, as internal and external stakeholders put more pressure on us to show value.

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Webcasts

  • Policy Watch

    September 06, 2018

    Join our panel of experts from The Committee of Economic Development of The Conference Board and beyond to learn how the national debt affects your paycheck and the overall fiscal health of the United States. CPE credit available

  • Window On

    September 26, 2018

    Window On is a monthly series of live panel discussions on timely and relevant economic, business, and policy topics. Join thought leaders from The Conference Board, along with prominent global executives, as they discuss critical issues facing today’s business executives.

    A more in-depth description of this webcast will be available closer to program date.

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Blogs

  • Our World, Our Work: Purpose and Impact in a Time of Change

    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, August 2018)

    Populism, nationalism, trade wars, March for Our Lives, and the #MeToo movements, among others, are reshaping how people, governments and nonprofits respond and interact with companies, and with each other. In a recent speech to corporate citizenship professionals in New Orleans, I painted a picture of how our crazy world impacting our roles as corporate philanthropists and responsibility practitioners, as internal and external stakeholders put more pressure on us to show value.
  • Social Risk: Corporations’ New Convergence Zone

    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, August 2018)

    Employee petitions, gender discrimination, #MeToo revelations triggering instant market value freefalls—boards of directors and CEOs are searching for how to get ahead of the next viral business disruption, but they are not alone. Their investors are, too. Increasingly, one source of that disruption is their employees.
  • The Risks Companies Face When Their Political Spending and Core Values Conflict

    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, July 2018)

    A new report by the Center for Political Accountability highlights the heightened risks – reputational and business – that companies face from political spending in today’s polarized political environment. Entitled “Collision Course: The Risks Companies Face When Their Political Spending and Their Core Values Conflict, and How to Address Them,” this report is the first examination of conflicted spending and the challenges that it can pose for companies from the public and stakeholders.

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