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US CEOs recognize they’ll have to work around a flock of new risks, from global debt burdens to social media scrutiny. Growth strategies should factor in how government policies could shock the economy— 90% of US CEOs worry about uncertain or volatile economic growth, a greater share than their global peers. (Explore the data)
The future increasingly depends on unpredictable risks far beyond core operations—financial meltdowns or cyber breaches. Scenario testing offers one example of concrete measures some business leaders are taking to better understand where their companies’ vulnerabilities lie. (Watch the CEO insights videos)
More than half of US CEOs said their strategies are influenced by local communities, users of social media, industry competitors and peers, governments and regulators, as well as those closer to their operations. They also plan to strengthen engagement with a majority of their influential stakeholders.