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StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

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A tale of two economies: bifurcated growth

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Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning

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.

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Consumer Dynamics

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.

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Economic Indicators & Forecasting

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.

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Energy & Sustainability

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.

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Global Value Chains

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.

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Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness

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.

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Innovation

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.

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Labor Markets

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.

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Marketing & Brand Strategy

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.

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Procurement & Supply Chain 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.

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Conferences

3rd Annual Talent Acquisition Conference
29 - 30 September, 2016 (New York, NY)

15th Annual Sustainability Summit
22 - 23 June, 2016 (New York, NY)

Full Economy & Business Environment conference calendar

Publications

Getting Yourself and Your Company Ready for Changes to Your World
February 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

Chief communications officers (CCOs) and executives are juggling new technology and media, CEO expectations, and crisis management—all while steering the right corporate messaging internally and externally. 

The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Voices from Europe
February 2016 | Human Capital in Review

This publication explores hot topics within human capital research from a European perspective and provides actionable summaries of contemporary literature.

Full Economy & Business Environment publication list

Webcasts

Book Discussion: The Rise of the Female Executive
23 February, 2016 | Special Webcast

Join us for this webcast as our guest, Peninah Thomson, chief executive of The Mentoring Foundation and coauthor of The Rise of the Female Executive, gives us insights into some of the central themes of her new book such as cross-company mentoring programs and keeping women in the executive pipeline.

Human Capital Watch: Inclusion as a Key Lever to Drive Innovation
17 February, 2016 | Human Capital Watch

Researchers from The Conference Board will discuss how HR can help align talent and business strategies for innovation and recruit leaders who support inclusion efforts, help employees gain the skillsets necessary to be innovative, and actively reward innovation. CPE credit available

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  • Euro Area 0.2%
  • France 0.1%
  • Germany 0.3%
  • India 1.4%
  • Japan 0.5%
  • Korea 0.3%
  • Mexico 1.9%
  • Spain 0.3%
  • U.K. 0.3%
  • U.S. 0.2%
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