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.
CEOs are intent on securing natural resources now, including energy, water, and raw materials. Over the next three years, 35% of developed-market CEOs plan to increase investment in securing natural resources and 52% of emerging-market CEOs say the same.
Energy is on the radar for CEOs with 52% concerned about rising energy costs as a threat to growth prospects.
Beyond securing what they'll need, CEOs will make energy efficiency and water conservation measures pay off in both cost and reputation; 48% CEOs plan to increase efforts to reduce their company's environmental impacts.
Other stakeholders--including employees, local communities, governments, and supply chain partners--are important too.
56% CEOs plan to increase the company's focus on a framework to support a culture of ethical behaviour.
41% plan to increase the company's focus on non-financial reporting, giving stakeholders a better view of the company’s worth and the value it contributes to society.
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