Director Confidence Index

Director Confidence In Economy Slides In September As Covid, Washington Fuel Uncertainty

New data collected by Corporate Board Member and Diligent Institute shows optimism among public-company director at its lowest level in a year.

July Survey Finds Director Confidence Falling as Inflation, Covid Fears Gain Ground

July’s Director Confidence Index shows optimism on the decline for the third consecutive month amid board members due to concerns over inflation and the possibility of further Covid-related restrictions.

Directors’ Outlook For Economy Dims To Pre-Vaccine Levels On Inflation Fears

Our gauge of U.S. public company board member confidence is now just 3 percent above where it was last fall, before Covid-19 vaccines were released.

In New Poll, Directors Split On G7’s Global Minimum Corporate Tax Plan

Among those against the idea, the most common reason is loss of competitiveness for U.S. companies.

Director Optimism Falls In May On Mounting Inflation Concerns

U.S. public company board members’ optimism dropped at the end of Q2 amid fears that inflation will hamper growth in 2022.

Poll: Director Optimism Stalls in April 

U.S. public company board members’ optimism heading into the spring is increasingly tempered by worries over new taxes and regulations. 

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Director Confidence Falls To New Low In October

Corporate Board Member’s October reading of director sentiment shows continued decline in optimism among U.S. public company board members. More now expect business conditions to deteriorate over the coming year.