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KPMG Global CEO Outlook

KPMG Global CEO Outlook

In today’s world, success is not a given.

In today’s world, success is not a given.

Growth. Volatility. Disruption. Uncertainty. When it comes to doing business, CEOs globally are being challenged to navigate the path to success within an environment of constant change. But what are CEOs doing to ensure there are no limits to their future growth?

With a focus on companies over US$500m in revenue, our Global CEO Outlook involves global businesses discussing complex issues: strategy, growth, market disruption, innovation, cybersecurity, talent and transformation.

The results are eye opening. While many CEOs are confident in the global economy and the three-year growth outlook of their companies, most recognize they need to transform their businesses if they are to survive and prosper. In order to do so, however, big businesses need to be willing to take bigger risks. Explore this study to find out why.

What People Will Learn

Success in a world of constant disruption takes leadership with strategic vision – that’s why we asked over 1,200 global CEOs to share their perspectives on how their company and the business world is evolving and what they will be doing over the next three years to turn challenges into opportunities. We hope these results will help focus your company on the issues that matter so you can come out on top – not just today, but tomorrow.

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2015 Global CEO Outlook key findings

2015 Global CEO Outlook key findings

View the video depicting key findings from the report.

CEO outlook infographic

2015 Global CEO Outlook infographic

2015 Global CEO Outlook infographic

CEOs globally are ready to hit the runway, despite turbulence coming from every side. The following infographic gives a sneak peek inside the cockpit of today’s CEOs.

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Global CEO Outlook: The growth imperative in a tougher competitive market

In today’s world, success is not a given. Companies that have been profitable for decades are fighting to remain relevant as the business environment changes dynamically around them.

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The growth imperative: geographic expansion pressuring CEOs to take more risks

After years of focusing on cost reductions and risk aversion, the CEO growth agenda has made a dramatic shift.

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The challenging operating environment: responding to a dynamic competitive landscape

New competitors and business models, changing customer demands and the potential for market disruption – despite a barrage of challenges, over 50 percent of global CEOs are confident in the ability of their company to grow over the next three years.

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Transformation: keeping the status quo might be the riskiest decision of all

Over 40 percent of CEOs globally are at least somewhat concerned about their current business model, a fact made more disconcerting given 74 percent are also concerned about new competitors disrupting their business model. The reality is the world has changed.

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Manufacturing CEOs share their fears

Manufacturing CEOs are upbeat about the future but deeply concerned

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Evolving risks, evolving strategies

Consumer and retail CEOs optimistic about growth, despite risks

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CEO Outlook - Country perspectives

CEOs from around the world share their insights on the next 3 years in business.