Despite record levels of short-term optimism in the global economy, CEOs worldwide report heightened levels of anxiety regarding the business, economic, and, particularly, the societal threats confronting their organisations. PwC’s 21st CEO Survey sheds light on this seeming contradiction and the factors contributing to CEOs’ anxiously optimistic outlook on 2018 and beyond.
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Global Chairman Bob Moritz on CEOs' expectations and concerns for 2018. Duration 1:39
CEOs in Portugal are among the most confident regarding global economic growth with more than two-thirds (77%) believing that it will improve over the next 12 months, compared to 57% globally. Of the broader societal threats that CEOs in Portugal are worried about Terrorism threat that now tops the list, followed by geopolitical uncertainty, and climate change and environmental damage.
With regards to business threats to growth, the speed of technological change is the greatest concern followed by cyber threats and the changing consumer habits, Portuguese CEOs also seem to be struggling as much as their counterparts in Western Europe and globally to attract digital talent to their companies.