C-Suite Intelligence 1st February 2021

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How boards can steer companies to “build back better”


For boards that are still not unified in their pursuit of sustainability, INSTEAD suggest six ways to help achieve consensus.

  • Revisit company statements of purpose.
  • Schedule a meeting of the entire board with the sole purpose of discussing sustainability.
  • Audit board members’ sustainability exper­tise and mindset.
  • Organise the board in such a way that it can effectively over­see sustainability.
  • Evaluate the information provid­ed to the board on sustainability.
  • Explore how the firm engages with, and learns from, its critics.

These six actions should help boards develop a comprehensive view of changing ESG factors and better address pressing sustainability challenges facing the communities in which they operate.

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How are global organisations adapting their operations for the next normal?

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company’s latest survey of nearly 300 global CXOs across industries and functions found an increased imperative for sales, general, and administrative spend, while adjusting for the next normal with a significant shift towards fewer and lower-cost locations.

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COVID-19 Economics Monitor


The latest update of this COVID-19 monitor provides current charts and data on economics including a GDP growth forecast for key international markets.

It also provides up-to date measures of market confidence - for example, although CFO confidence has risen, half of them think it will take until the last quarter of 2021 or later for their own revenues to return to pre-pandemic levels.

CFOs also expect levels of home-working to rise five-fold by 2025 compared to pre-pandemic levels, and forecast higher levels of taxation and regulation in the longer term.


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