Economy & Business Environment
As you face information overload and fast-changing business conditions, we help you make sense of the most relevant economic data to support your decision-making. Whether you want to assess labor trends, invest in innovation or understand shifts in global economies, we filter through complexity and tell you only what you need to know. You can rely on us to be an independent voice, and our accessible language enables you to connect economic information to your unique business challenges and strategy.
Insights from our Economists
Economic insights and analyses on the global economy and specific current topics relevant to business executives.
StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2015: Are We Asleep at the Wheel?
Live forecasts and commentary addressing changing business and economic conditions, worldwide. Complimentary for members of The Conference Board.
Tools to assess uncertainty and unlock opportunity, providing you with the powerful framework of scenario analysis to enhance your strategic planning and stay ahead of trends.
Insights and research to interpret and act on our Consumer Confidence Index®, covering such topics as demographics and consumer behavior to help you identify opportunities for growth.
A broad range of indexes, forecasts and projections to help you understand and anticipate the conditions of the economy that will most affect your business, now and in the future.
Guidance and scenarios to inform your long-term, global energy strategy, helping you assess new energy sources, rising demand from emerging markets, political factors and the regulatory environment.
Reports on the latest trends in the structure of global value chains, along with outsourcing, offshoring and business services, to position you to seize competitive advantage.
A clear, cohesive picture of our outlook for the global economy, based on the forces that drive competitiveness and productivity, to help you maximize your global strategy.
Data and research to support your innovation strategy, ranging from traditional R&D to new ways of utilizing big data and cloud computing to your cultivation of creativity.
Metrics and analysis that support your decision making by illuminating labor supply and demand, as well as the human capital issues that help shape economies around the world.
Cutting-edge research into the business and financial value of brands, providing you with new understanding of customer market segments, ROI, image building and global brand strategy.
A strategic view of your business environment, along with the different conditions that impact purchasing of goods and services, to enhance your procurement practices and decisions.
Products & Services
Customer Insights Seminar
09 - 10 December, 2015 (New York, NY)
Big Data (and the Internet of Things)
25 - 26 June, 2015 (New York, NY)
China Wants to Go Green: Sustainability Imperatives for Multinationals – Strategic Overview
March 2015 | Key Business IssuesChina's leaders have strengthened regulations in an aggressive show of commitment to improving the environmental conditions. Multinational corporations in China will be targeted most to comply—this report details what to expect.
China Wants to Go Green: Sustainability Imperatives for Multinationals
March 2015 | Key Business Issues
Significant revisions to environmental regulations and a strong focus on sustainability by China's government, as well as sharpening sentiments of the Chinese populace on pollution, will change the operating environment for MNCs in China.
The Importance of Culture in Driving Performance
07 April, 2015 | Special WebcastDiscover the four core components of a High Performance Operating Model Framework. Hear how creative storyteller and change catalyst Kevin Finke partnered with HBO, FOX, and others to build and transform both internal and external cultures.
The Top 5 CEO Strategies for Achieving Operational Excellence
02 April, 2015 | KnowlEdge Series®We surveyed more than 900 CEOs about their most-pressing challenges for the year ahead, as well as their strategies for overcoming them. Join us for an interactive discussion on the top five strategies for addressing one of their biggest concerns, operational excellence.