2020 U.S. CEO Outlook

2020 U.S. CEO Outlook


This year's CEO Outlook comes at a trying time as CEOs continue to navigate their businesses through uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing economic uncertainty and social unrest across the globe.

To better understand how organizations are managing today's new reality, our latest study examines how global CEOs' priorities and concerns have changed during the pandemic. U.S. CEOs have much in common with their peers around the world and are approaching the challenges and opportunities before them with confidence. They have relied on technology solutions to adjust to the changing needs of their customers and employees, and placed a greater emphasis on values, purpose and culture as well as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

A majority of U.S. CEOs are more optimistic about the growth prospects of their companies and industries than they were at the beginning of the year. They have been accelerating their digital transformations, and emerging technologies have enabled many companies to thrive and others to sustain their business during these challenging times.

There is no turning back from the new models and expectations developed during the pandemic. These new expectations are not limited to the financial side of the business. If anything, they are even stronger when it comes to culture and purpose. Going forward, CEOs will need to continue to actively participate in creating a nurturing culture for their employees and keeping communication lines open.

In this report, CEOs and KPMG leaders share their perspectives on the business landscape over the next three years. Amidst these unprecedented times, CEOs are resourceful and are working hard to adapt to constantly evolving circumstances. I'm confident they will continue to overcome the challenges and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.

Paul Knopp
Chair & CEO

For more information, download the full report from the link below.

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