This year, PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey polled 5 050 CEOs in 100 countries and territories over January and February 2021. Some of the key findings from the survey are:
- 41% are ‘very confident’ about their organisation’s prospects for revenue growth over the next 12 months.
- 51% report they have reduced staff in the last 12 months and 41% (compared to 21% globally) plan
to do so in the year ahead.
- Only 16% − compared to 42% in 2020 − of local businesses expect to increase their headcount over the next 12 months.
- 27% of South African CEOs report not being concerned about climate change and 49% (global: 60%) have not factored it into their strategic risk management activities.