CEO Imperative Study

The EY CEO Imperative Study surveys 305 CEOs of the Forbes Global 2000 to reveal their perspectives on the DNA of the future enterprise.

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Consulting at EY helps businesses transform through the power of people, technology and innovation.

The pandemic hastened the full-force arrival of trends already on the CEO agenda – from digital-led transformation to changing consumer behavior to a growing focus on long-term value. What was once important is now urgent.

Companies are quickly being divided into thrivers and survivors. CEOs must seize this opportunity to transform and leap ahead — or risk being left behind.

We believe a new DNA for thriving enterprises is emerging. CEOs are ready to pivot to transformation and growth but must address capability gaps to move from intention to execution.

DNA of the future enterprise

2021 CEO Imperative Study part one:
Uncover CEOs’ views of what’s driving change in their organizations; their transformation objectives and capability gaps; the likelihood of different business scenarios; and what will comprise the DNA of the future enterprise.

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How to realize transformation

2021 CEO Imperative Study part two:
Discover how to overcome organizational gaps to realize transformation objectives while laying the foundation for long-term value creation.

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CEO Imperative Study 2018

How can you be both the disruptor and the disrupted?


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CEO Imperative Study 2019

For CEOs, are the days of sidelining global challenges numbered?

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