Over the years, PwC has surveyed business leaders from across the APEC economies to capture their insights into the forces changing our world and their business growth strategies. This year PwC surveyed more than 370 business leaders, representing all 21 APEC economies.
Some key findings include:
- How emerging technologies, while affording new ways of doing business, also challenge traditional business models.
- A new world of risk—each with a scenario potentially disrupting long-supply chain configurations and the opportunities these new ways of doing business presents.
- Green growth as a business imperative where one in four businesses are adopting forms of renewable energy to generate their own power over the next 3–5 years.
- Recognition that the biggest impediment to expanding in this increasingly complex environment is the talent shortage.
We hope that PwC's 2012 APEC CEO Survey report, Addressing challenges. Expanding possibilities will advance productive dialogue between the business and government participants in APEC—and beyond.