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
11th Annual Organization Design and Diagnostics Conference
10 - 11 December, 2015 (New York. NY)
Customer Insights Seminar
09 - 10 December, 2015 (New York, NY)
The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View
May 2015 | Economics Watch Reports
Will the weak first quarter be followed by a bounce back?
China Center Chart of the Week: China’s FDI numbers are not adequate for gauging foreign investor sentiment
May 2015 | China Center Publications
China’s rising FDi numbers are used as strong evidence that things can’t be so bad for foreign investors and that the complaints and negative news stories are from an unrepresentative minority of foreign firms. But the numbers actually tell another story.
Using Procurement Optimisation Software: Novel Approach in Supply Chain Risk Management
28 May, 2015 | Special Webcast
Risk in the supply chain is something that every buyer has to be aware of and make contingency plans for. Join this webcast to learn how this novel way of using the well-established procurement optimiser tool will help.
Capitalizing on the Power of Big Data
27 May, 2015 | Special WebcastBreak through the big data hype to understand the business implications of this evolving discipline. Explore real-world applications and develop strategic direction towards the use of big data in your company.