CEO THINK­ING

The an­nual PWC CEO sur­vey, now in its 20th year, pro­vides in-depth in­sights into what New Zealand chief ex­ec­u­tives are talking about and what fu­ture they see for New Zealand. Here we high­light some of the think­ing the sur­vey un­cov­ered.

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The an­nual PWC CEO sur­vey, now in its 20th year, pro­vides in-depth in­sights into what New Zealand chief ex­ec­u­tives are talking about and what fu­ture they see for the coun­try. Here we high­light some of the think­ing the sur­vey un­cov­ered.

IN­FRA­STRUC­TURE RISK AND CLI­MATE CHANGE

PWC says that a key risk that came through in the sur­vey data and in­ter­views was in­fra­struc­ture. “There was a feel­ing among our in­ter­vie­wees that our strong pri­mary ex­port and tourism sec­tors were at risk from a lack of ba­sic in­fra­struc­ture that could act as a hand­brake on growth.”

PWC also noted that CEOs in New Zealand ap­pear to have a green streak, with many re­port­ing that cli­mate change and en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age is a se­ri­ous busi­ness con­cern. “Sixty-nine per­cent stated they are con­cerned about the risks these pose to their or­gan­i­sa­tion, com­pared to just 50 per­cent in­ter­na­tion­ally and 52 per­cent in Aus­tralia.”

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