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The 2018 West Coast Diversity & Inclusion Conference
December 10 - 11, 2018 (San Francisco, CA)

Change is the Only Constant: How to Communicate It and Win
December 11 - 12, 2018 (New York, NY)

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Peer Networks

HR M&A Council
The success of every deal depends on the people issues. HR Executives who participate in M&A need specific skills and expertise, beginning with due diligence through integration.

Career Development Practitioner Council
Employees today seek more than a rating about work performance; they are interested in improving their careers. In order to retain top talent, organizations must work hard to provide resources, processes and tools for employees to manage their careers.

CIO Business Council
While many resources exist to help leaders to survive and even thrive in an environment of rapid change, the CIO Council provides a confidential environment where senior executives can share business issues related to IT services and solutions with peers.

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Publications

45 Truths about Corporate Communications: Insights from the 2018 Corporate Communications Conference Courage + Clarity + Credibility = Crafting and Me

The corporate communications teams needs to position itself as a business partner and advisor by changing the way it communicates with leaders, employees, and the public.

(Conference KeyNotes, July 2018)

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

Advancing Gender Parity - New Strategies to Develop Organizational Change Leaders
July 24, 2018 01:00 PM ET [13:00] (New York), 05:00 PM UTC [17:00]

Learn solutions for growing a culture of leaders and change agents—both women and menon gender parity. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available.

Window On Trade Disputes
July 25, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

As US trade policy measures and retaliations by other countries are taking effect, what are the most important impacts on the economy and business? In this revisit of trade disputes, we’ll focus on the US-China conflict, and also look at the broader, global landscape. 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. (Innovation & Productivity Blog, July 2018)

Institutional Investor Engagement: One Size Does Not Fit All
Companies should now consider using engagement models dependent on investor preferences. An ESG-centric paradigm is being challenged by portfolio-management-centric engagement. (On Governance, July 2018)

Total Impact Valuation: How Companies Convey their Impact on Society
What if companies could put a monetary figure on the economic, environmental, and social impacts their business activities have on society? The emerging practice of total impact valuation offers the potential for companies to do just that. (Sustainability Center Blog, July 2018)

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