President and CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Canada
Over the past 20 years CEOs have witnessed tremendous upheavals as a result of globalisation and technological change. In our 20th CEO Survey, nearly 1,400 CEOs share their views on the impact of these forces on growth, talent, trust and society. In this short video, PwC’s global chairman Bob Moritz, reflects on how today we’re at an inflection point; for leaders it’s now time to both raise and communicate the role of business in society and the positive impact it can have.
2016 was unquestionably a tumultuous year as the world grappled with increasing uncertainty geopolitically and economically. In the face of this uncertainty Japanese CEOs are significantly less optimistic than their global peers on both the prospects of global economic growth and their own companies revenue growth in the coming year. In contrast global CEOs are more confident, and positively, they have again endorsed Japan as the one of the key countries for their company’s growth, with Japan ranked 5th up from the 7th in the prior year. Global uncertainty and change can be a catalyst for transformation which CEOs can effectively harness to deliver growth.
This memorable 20th annual survey covers three concerns that were top of mind: a people and technology strategy that creates a workforce fit for the digital age; preserving trust in their businesses in a world of increasingly virtual interactions; and making globalisation work for everyone by engaging ever more with society and collaborating to find solutions. We hope the insights and findings contained will help you to reimagine future success in your business.
PwC Japan Group Chairman and Territory Senior Partner
We conducted in-depth, face to face interviews with 20 CEOs from around the world. Watch their individual videos to hear their views on key events, trends and issues shaping business decision-making today.