The Director Confidence Index - February 2021

Boardroom Confidence In Economy Surges In February

Diligent Institute, in partnership with Corporate Board Member, has released the most recent Director Confidence Index (DCI), a US national pulse survey tracking director sentiment on the economy and other topical matters. Click below to read the full results. 

When it comes to the future of the global economy, there’s only one word for how America’s corporate directors are feeling: bullish. The latest Diligent Institute and Corporate Board Member poll of U.S. public company directors shows rising optimism in business conditions 12 months from now. Directors say the increase in vaccinations and consumer spending, alongside new fiscal policy, are the main drivers of confidence that the economy is recovering at a healthy pace.

Data from our February polling of 119 U.S. public company board members, conducted February 21-24 in partnership with the Diligent Institute, shows director confidence in the coming months hit another new high since we began tracking optimism in September 2020. At 7.2 out of 10 on our 10-point scale, the forward-looking indicator is up 4 percent from January — in line with CEOs’ forecast of 7.1/10, as reported by Chief Executive previously.