U.S. public company board members are increasingly confident about the future for business, betting on low interest rates and the unleashing of consumer demand following a successful vaccine rollout.
Vaccines, consumer behavior and pent-up demand fuel optimism in America’s boardrooms.
Our latest poll of U.S. public company board members shows increased optimism about business in 2021, betting on a successful vaccine rollout and a return to political stability—although many remain cautious over the potential for increased taxes and new regulations.
Our December Director Confidence Index shows half of public company board members now forecast a return to pre-crisis profitability in 2021; Support for board diversity mandates growing.
The inaugural Director Confidence Index, conducted in collaboration between Corporate Board Member and Diligent Institute prior to the public release of the President’s Covid-19 diagnosis, finds cautious optimism for the future of the U.S. economy—with caveats.
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