What’s the sustainability impact on the business environment?

    What's on the CEO's agenda?

    Far-reaching changes are taking place, and they’re taking place faster than ever. In this new era of ‘stable instability’, risks that once seemed improbable and even remote have become the norm and for CEOs across the world, ‘expect the unexpected’ has become the mantra. The only solution is to build organisations that can thrive amidst disorder: organisations that are agile and adaptable, able to cope with disruption and emerge stronger than before.

    We know from our work with business that companies are facing growing pressure from many angles:

    • the need for transparency from stakeholders to maintain existing investment support and secure new investment
    • consumer pressure and the impact of negative press
    • growing and changing risks to business models and supply chains
    • increased competition for efficiency and growth opportunities attained through access to new products and markets
    • the war for natural resources important to business

    We polled 1,330 CEOs in 68 countries, and talked face-to-face with another 33 CEOs, in our 16th Annual Global CEO Survey ‘Dealing with disruption’, to find out how they’re creating resilient organisations that can flourish under stress. See the full 16th Annual Global CEO Survey

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