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 2014: Time to realize the opportunities for growth
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
3rd Annual Innovation Master Class
10 - 11 June, 2015 (Maplewood, MN)
11th Annual Customer Experience Conference
26 - 27 March, 2015 (New York, NY)
The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: White Paper
October 2014 | Key Business Issues
Presented here with thorough detail and analysis are the trends, dynamics, and factors of the slowdown; China’s productivity crisis; the necessary policy reforms; and near-, medium-, and long-term projections for the MNC operating environment.
Taming the Change Tiger: Transforming Chaos and Uncertainty into Opportunity
October 2014 | Council Perspectives
Organizations need to change the way they change—to redefine a broader, more accountable, enterprise-wide approach that rides the chaos and achieves the best result.
The Long Soft Fall in China's Economic Growth
22 October, 2014 | KnowlEdge Series®
How will the long fall in China's growth impact risks and opportunities for business?
Adoption and Usage: The ROI of Change
21 October, 2014 | Conference KeyNotesLearn how to reframe your change management practice towards defining the value your bring to projects. Join us as we explore a tactical tool for shifting mindsets.