While the last 18 months have been a challenge for business leaders the world over, it seems that Canadian CEOs are increasingly confident in the growth of our economy and their organizations over the next three years. This year's CEO Outlook found that a majority of leaders are focused on growth; capitalizing on the progress made and opportunities unearthed as a result of the pandemic—whether that's through mergers and acquisitions, renewed commitments to leading with purpose and delivering on ESG commitments or supercharging digital transformation efforts.
However, this growth outlook doesn't come without its obstacles. Canadian business leaders are contending with a shifting risk landscape as they plot their path forward. In this year's survey, CEOs identified emerging/disruptive technology, regulatory, cyber security and environmental/climate change as the leading risks to growth.
Harnessing the power of technology, identifying opportunities for inorganic growth and delivering on commitments to ESG and sustainability.
Coming soon: A comparison of SMB (small and medium business) findings, the impacts of regulatory change, cyber security preparedness, importance of an agile supply chain and workforce of the future.
Now in its seventh year, the KPMG CEO Outlook provides an in-depth three-year outlook from thousands of global executives on corporate and economic growth.
The survey covers 1,325 CEOs in 11 key markets (including Canada) and 11 key industry sectors (asset management, automotive, banking, consumer and retail, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications).