Business leaders have a positive outlook for the future and see disruption as an opportunity.
According to KPMG's 2017 Global CEO Outlook, an annual survey of more than a thousand CEOs worldwide, most business leaders remain confident about a global economic recovery. More than six out of ten CEOs see disruption as an opportunity rather than a threat to their company. One remarkable element in the 2017 Outlook is the increased impact of the geopolitical landscape on CEOs' choices and decisions.
KPMG's annual survey shows that 65% of CEOs are confident about global economic growth in the next three years. Their optimism is slightly less pronounced than last year, when 80% of respondents had a positive outlook on the future.
Some other key findings:
The key risks CEOs mentioned this year have also changed this year:
Geopolitical challenges also seem to have an impact on CEOs' choices and decisions:
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