Baromètre C-suite 2023

Notre baromètre C-suite 2023 montre que, tout en reconnaissant les défis importants de l'année écoulée, notamment l'inflation et l'instabilité économique, les prix élevés de l'énergie, la guerre et les tensions géopolitiques, les dirigeants sont optimistes pour 2023. La technologie et le développement durable sont les deux principales priorités stratégiques pour les trois à cinq années à venir, les dirigeants investissant dans ces domaines pour s'assurer que leur entreprise est prête pour l'avenir.

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Our research reveals:

  • 86

    % have a positive outlook for growth in 2023.
  • 62

    % consider economic uncertainty the most likely factor to hold back company growth in 2023.
  • 32

    % say transforming company technology is a top strategic priority
  • Optimism in the face of ongoing challenges: Despite economic instability, growing energy prices and geopolitical tensions, most executives are optimistic about future growth. 86% have a positive outlook for growth in 2023.
  • Trends impacting businesses in 2023: The external trends expected to have the biggest impact on businesses this year are: economic trends, including inflation and higher cost of living; energy prices and/or shortages; and the emergence of new technologies.
  • Confidence responding to trends: Overall confidence is slightly below last year but up on 2020 research according to the Mazars Confidence Index. Leaders are most confident in their ability to manage emerging technologies (54% very confident) and least confident coping with geopolitical instability (23% very confident), energy prices/shortages (27%), scarcity of talent (32%) and economic trends (33%) – these are also considered the main barriers to company growth.  
  • Embracing a digital world: Transforming company IT/technology is the top strategic priority for leaders over the coming three to five years. The emergence of new technology is expected to have a big impact on their business and they recognise the importance of technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation, big data and Web3. Cyber threats remain an everyday reality but leaders are confident their data is protected.
  • Investing in a sustainable future: A new or revised sustainability strategy is second on the list of strategic priorities for the coming three to five years, and over two thirds (68%) say they plan to increase investment in sustainability initiatives in the coming year, signifying the importance of ESG on the C-suite agenda. Most businesses (65%) produce a sustainability report, but admit data quality and tracking can be challenging, and just over a third (36%) feel totally ready for new ESG reporting requirements.
  • Recognising the importance of diversity and talent: A quarter of leaders say a new or revised talent attraction and retention strategy is a strategic priority, with nearly a third (28%) identifying the inability to attract a skilled workforce as a barrier to their company’s growth. Despite acknowledging the importance of a diverse workforce, true equity remains elusive in many companies, with little progress in terms of gender diversity among top decision-makers. 

Conducted in Q4 of 2022, the Mazars C-suite barometer is based on insight from more than 800 executives from 27 countries around the world to understand the opportunities and challenges they are facing. 

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C-suite barometer outlook 2023