Consumer Confidence rebounds in June—but recovery remains uncertain amid virus
June 30 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index sees its biggest rise this month since 2011, yet still remains significantly below pre-pandemic levels. The index reveals consumers are less pessimistic about the short-term outlook, but fear an uneven and uncertain economic recovery amid virus concerns. Join Chief Economist Bart van Ark, and Senior Director of Economic Indicators, Lynn Franco, as they discuss the monthly numbers.
How COVID-19 Might Impact Consumers’ Attitudes about Sustainability
May 08 | Kenzie Kline | Comments (0)
This blog is based on the April 22, 2020 webcast How COVID-19 Might Impact Consumers’ Attitudes about Sustainability, hosted by The Conference Board. Some responses have been edited and condensed for this format. To view the entirety of the webinar or download the presentation click here.
How to Sustain the Focus on Customer Experience in Good AND Challenging Times
May 08 | Kenzie Kline | Comments (0)
This blog is based on the April 23, 2020 webcast: How To Sustain The Focus On Customer Experience In Good AND Challenging Times, hosted by The Conference Board. Some responses have been edited for this format. To view the entirety of the webinar or download the presentation click here.
Achieving Ambidextrous Leadership: Driving “Perform&Transform” Innovation for Step-changed Business Results
May 06 | Chris Gentle, Business Analyst, The Conference Board | John Metselaar, Program Director and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How can innovation leaders re-ignite growth through becoming ambidextrous in the aftermath of COVID 19? This study is based on interviews and discussions with 20 major international companies in software; luxury; FMCG, mining, oil & gas; chemicals; construction; internet infrastructure; banking; pharma and healthcare.
Turbulent Times: Communications and Sustainability During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Part 2
March 31 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
Today, we find ourselves in one of the most disruptive periods in modern history. Public discussion about ESG has taken the backseat to surviving and getting through the COVID-19 pandemic. Part wo of this podcast further explores how corporate communications can support your company’s ESG initiatives, and how to use ESG to guide your company through the COVID-19 crisis response.
Lars Sudmann on his new book, Innovation That Sticks
February 17 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
How do you innovate, how do you structure your organization, your team, your personal life? You need a detailed plan and everything laid out for the future! Really? Well, maybe not always. Maybe you need to operate also with the Spaghetti Principle. Discover how you can embrace this special principle and really make innovation stick.
Novelis and FIRST Robotics: Long-Term Partnership Yields Mutual Benefits
February 12 | Alex Parkinson, Communications Institute Co-Leader, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Strategic partnerships with nonprofits are increasingly important to companies that understand the business case for community engagement. For Atlanta-based Novelis, a decade-long collaboration with FIRST has helped the company innovate and advance its diversity and inclusion goals.
Trust is the Tie that Binds Intangibles to Tangible Value: an interview with Barbara Brooks Kimmel
February 12 | Dr. James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Trust is an important, but often neglected, intangible asset of the corporation. Trust is a value enhancer for corporate value, and conversely, a lack of trust can destroy market value in an instant.
Making Intangibles Tangible: Companies Must Rethink Value Creation Beyond Brands
December 06 | Dr. James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
I offer a Theory of Intangible Capital, a conceptual framework that includes brand as well as other internally grown unaccounted assets that don’t appear on the balance sheet but are reliable drivers of corporate value. Intangible capital is about understanding how intangible assets that you manage fit into the big picture of the total market value of the company.