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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

C-Suite Challenge 2020: The View of Risks and Opportunities in 2020: Hot-Button Issues

For the second consecutive year, recession risk is the top external concern for CEOs globally—despite leading economic indicators signaling that a small improvement in the global outlook is more likely than recession in 2020. The heightened recession concerns are amplified by what CEOs see as continued uncertainty around global trade, increasing competition, global political instability, and tightening labor markets.

CEOs’ internal concerns include talent and skills shortagesdisruptive technologies, and building an innovative culture. Additional concerns include developing next-generation leaders and controlling costs. In such a volatile world, the capacity to collaborate, to re-imagine external and internal networks, will likely be a decisive factor in future success.

This report is one of a suite of knowledge offerings based on responses to the C-Suite Challenge™ 2020 survey, which asked CEOs and C-suite executives for their views on the external and internal stress points they face, the need and will to collaborate with nontraditional partners to drive future growth, and the impact that cyber-risk and more sophisticated attitudes toward data privacy will have on their organizations in a digitally transformed business environment.

AUTHORS

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Charles Mitchell

Executive Director, Knowledge Content & Quality
The Conference Board

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Ilaria Maselli

Senior Economist
The Conference Board

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Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Institute™
The Conference Board

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Bart van Ark

Executive Vice President & Chief Economist
The Conference Board

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Ilaria Maselli

Senior Economist

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Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Institute™

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Charles Mitchell

Executive Director, Knowledge Content & Quality

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Bart van Ark

Executive Vice President & Chief Economist

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