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The Conference Board Asia helps member companies navigate the ever-changing business climate in India, Southeast Asia, greater China and Australasia. The Conference Board’s unique perspective on the global economy gives both local and multinational member companies a strategic edge on issues that affect their business.

From our offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, we provide resources and events for decision makers like you in this complex region. Our members in Asia can access an array of information and content on corporate leadership, economy and business environment, and human capital. Executives from member companies benefit from The Conference Board’s global and Asia-specific research and reports, an indispensable webcast program (live and on demand), complimentary entry to senior executive briefings, direct access to world-renowned subject-matter experts, eligibility to join Asia and Emerging Markets peer learning groups, and unlimited support from the Ask TCB business information service.

The bottom line? The Conference Board tracks economic developments and business trends in the region and abroad so you have the tools you need to navigate them successfully.

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Peer Networks

Asia-Pacific Talent & Diversity Council
The mission of the Council is to provide its members, who are leaders in the areas of talent management, leadership development and organization effectiveness, with a forum for sharing best practices and actionable ideas.

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.

Emerging Markets Finance Executives' Council
The Council provides senior financial executives of member organizations with the opportunity for select peer discussions on broad issues of corporate strategy, risk management and governance.

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Publications

China and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Priorities and Business Strategies

Many of China’s most pressing domestic policies align with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But for most businesses, directly addressing the SDGs is unchartered territory.

(Research Report, July 2018)

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Webcasts

Book Discussion: "Dear Chairman" with Jeff Gramm
July 26, 2018 12:00 PM ET [12:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

Join this book discussion webcast to gain a deeper understanding of the public company/shareholder relationship, and the lessons that managers, investors, and board members alike can take away from this history.

Economics Watch
August 08, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

A strong and sustained economic expansion has allowed consumers to maintain a high level of spending growth in recent years. On this webcast, we evaluate the chances for further acceleration and how the composition of spending has changed in recent years. CPE credit available

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Blogs

A Culture of Innovation Drives Corporate Value
There are many and varied definitions of the word innovation. The word often conjures up visions of scientists in white lab coats holding clipboards, but the most successful innovations that drive business results are often small and incremental cultural innovations rather than dramatic large-scale R&D endeavors. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, July 2018)

Is Your Company Prepared for the Next Disaster?
Summer is upon us. Unfortunately, so is disaster season. Last year was unprecedented, with eight major disasters occurring within just a few short months of one another. Forecasters estimate hurricane activity to be higher than normal this year for the United States, and crises such as floods and volcanic eruptions have already devastated communities in Guatemala and Hawaii. Companies need to get strategic now to prepare for the next disaster. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, July 2018)

Recession Signals from the UK Leading Economic Index
Is a recession on the horizon in the UK? The short answer to this question is: yes. The probability of a recession in the near term has risen substantially. The UK business cycle is maturing and the lack of certainty around Brexit makes it difficult for consumers and businesses to make plans about the future. These are the ingredients that recessions are made of. The long answer requires an in-depth (and wonkish) analysis of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the UK. (Global Economy Center Blog, July 2018)

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