Our 15th Annual Global CEO Survey suggests that Canadian CEOs are more focused on long-term change than their global counterparts. While CEOs in other countries are highly focused on the impact of recent economic events, Canadian CEOs have a more strategic focus. They are working to identify what they need to grow and compete in a changing world.
43% of Canadian CEOs are very confident in their growth prospects for the coming year, compared to 40% globally. At the same time, Canadian CEOs are also less focused on risk—with only 52% planning to change their approach to managing risk over the next twelve months—compared to 67% globally. This difference really brings to light the confidence Canadian CEOs have, not only in their organizations, but also in the resilience of the Canadian business environment.