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)
The Global Risk, Integrity & Reputation Annual Conference
06 - 07 May, 2015 (New York, NY)
StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2015: Are We Asleep at the Wheel?
November 2014 | Key Business Issues
While a cautious outlook for the global economy seems justified, does it cause us to leave opportunities on the table for too long?
The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
November 2014 | Economics Watch ReportsEmerging market growth is likely to remain subdued into 2015, and it will continue to moderate in the medium term
US Labor Shortages on the State Level
02 December, 2014 | Special WebcastIn the coming years, the United States is likely to experience labor shortages. What types of jobs are most likely to suffer from labor shortages? And in what parts of the country are these shortages most likely to appear? We'll explore this and more.
The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2015: How do Growth Prospects Impact the Bottom Line?
01 December, 2014 | Special Webcast
With projections of economic growth for Europe being as low as they are, what does this mean for the financial top and bottom lines of business in Europe?