Global Business Optimism Insights

Explore Dun & Bradstreet's Global Business Optimism Insights (GBOI)

The Q1 2024 GBOI report saw a downturn in global supply chain continuity due to geopolitical tensions, trade disputes, and climate-related disruptions in maritime trade causing both higher delivery costs and delayed delivery times. The report also indicates that businesses—having endured multiple challenges such as the pandemic, conflicts, and monetary tightening—are now adopting a growth mindset, as reflected in the overall optimism index.

Key Findings

The Global Business Optimism Index grew 6.6% in Q1 2024, indicating that businesses are turning their attention to growth opportunities

The Global Supply Chain Continuity Index fell 6.3% in Q1 2024, suggesting further deterioration in supply chain continuity

The Global Business Financial Confidence Index increased 10.1% in Q1 2024, indicating expectation of improved fund availability, which in turn will help mitigate financial risks

The Global Business Investment Confidence Index rose 10.7% in Q1 2024, suggesting higher confidence among businesses to pursue investment opportunities

The Global Business ESG Index increased 7% in Q4 2023, reflecting a positive shift among business leaders towards adopting sustainability practices

What is GBOI?

A comprehensive exploration of business optimism worldwide. The report delves into the aspirations and sentiments of business leaders to bring you a holistic perspective on the economic landscape.

Key Indices

What Makes Our GBOI Unique?

Consistent sample across the five indices; consistency in model and methodology
across countries;
availability of five indices from a single source

Survey of ~10,000 businesses across 32 economies, 17 sectors, and 3 business sizes

GBOI is an essential tool for guiding strategic decisions

The indices cater to a broad range of executives, including CEOs, CFOs, CIOs,
CPOs, CMOs and CSOs

The survey captures data at a sector level and covers
thematic topics

Unique offering for ESG index

Scope and Precision

Our report – which covers 32 economies (accounting for approximately 70% of global GDP) – is a synthesis of data from a comprehensive survey involving approximately 10,000 businesses. This extensive reach ensures that the insights provided are representative and reflective of diverse global perspectives.

Stay Ahead with GBOI

As businesses navigate an ever-changing global landscape, Dun & Bradstreet's GBOI equips you with the foresight needed to make informed decisions. Stay ahead of the curve, anticipate market shifts, and position your business for success with our comprehensive quarterly insights.


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