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KPMG: Global CEO confidence returns to pre-pandemic levels

KPMG has launched a flagship annual report, The KPMG 2021 CEO Outlook.

CEOs of the world’s largest businesses are increasingly optimistic about the outlook for their own business and despite the Delta variant slowing down the ‘return to normal’, their confidence in the global economy has returned to levels not seen since the start of the pandemic. The KPMG 2021 CEO Outlook, which asked more than 1,300 global CEOs about their strategies and outlook over a 3-year horizon.

Drawing on the perspectives of 1,325 chief executives across 11 major markets, this year’s survey offers a lens on how today’s connected CEOs are plugged-in, people-first and purpose-led. Overall, three themes emerged: the road to renewal and leaders’ optimism about the path to growth, the importance of following through on a trusted purpose by driving bold environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs, and the determination of CEOs to instill new levels of digital agility.

Please read the full report here, and refer to the press release here which features insights from Bill Thomas, Global Chairman & CEO, KPMG, and Honson To, Chairman for KPMG Asia Pacific and KPMG China, and key highlights from the survey.