GLG 2020 CEO Survey Highlights Key Perspectives on Year Ahead


January 24, 2020

By John Paul Lee, Head of Surveys at GLG


We recently shared the results of our GLG 2020 CEO Survey, providing a crucial window into what decision makers are thinking as the year gets underway. CEOs shared their views on global growth, geopolitical uncertainty, social responsibility, and other key topics; you can read our full report on the findings here.

The survey offers insights from more than 100 current North American CEOs in technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, and healthcare. Here are some of the points that stood out to me:

  • 80% of CEOs are confident that their company’s revenue will grow in the next 12 months.
  • More than 60% said that geopolitical uncertainty will impact the availability and cost of capital and resources for their organizations in 2020.
  • About 90% agree with the Business Roundtable’s recent policy statement about the expanded social role of corporations.

The survey provides a helpful lens into how business leaders are approaching the diverse challenges facing their companies. While it’s clear that CEOs continue to grapple with the pace of change, the data presents an encouraging benchmark, as we enter what promises to be another year of fast-moving developments in the economy and society.

It’s also a great demonstration of the unique value of GLG’s Survey capability. (Another was the AI in the Workplace Survey we released last month, one of the first quantitative surveys on attitudes toward AI at a senior level.) By connecting clients to customized populations from among our more than 700,000 experts – the world’s largest and most varied source of first-hand expertise – our team helps fill knowledge gaps quickly and accurately.