Methodology and acknowledgements

KPMG 2020 CEO Outlook

KPMG 2020 CEO Outlook

The KPMG 2020 CEO Outlook provides an in-depth 3-year outlook from thousands of global executives on enterprise and economic growth. The survey offers a unique perspective on the mindset shift of global CEOs since the lockdown. KPMG initially surveyed 1,300 CEOs in January and February, before many key markets were beginning to feel the full impact of the pandemic. In July and August (between 6 July to 5 August 2020), KPMG conducted a follow-up survey of 315 chief executives across the globe to understand how CEO thinking has evolved during the crisis. In both instances, all respondents have annual revenue over US$500M and a third of the companies surveyed have more than US$10B in annual revenue, with no responses from companies under US$500M.

The January/February survey included leaders from 11 key markets (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK and US) and 11 key industry sectors (asset management, automotive, banking, consumer and retail, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, technology and telecommunications). The recently conducted pulse survey included CEOs across the industries mentioned above and from eight key markets (Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, UK and US). NOTE: Some figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

KPMG would like to thank the following for their contributions:

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