development agenda. This year, the 2019 study finds that CEOs believe that business execution is not measuring up to either the size of the challenge of the Global Goals or their previous level of ambition. 28% cite “absence of market pull” as a top barrier to implementing sustainable business 43% of the world’s largest companies cite competing strategic priorities as a top barrier in implementing sustainability 55% say pressure to operate with extreme cost-consciousness against investing in longer-term strategic objectives is a key trade-off that they are facing CEOs say businesses should be making a far greater contribution to achieving a sustainable global economy and society by 2030 63% see Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies — digital, physical and biological — as a critical accelerator of the socioeconomic impact of their companies 76% say citizen trust will be critical to business competitiveness in their industry in the next five years 88% believe our global economic systems need to refocus on equitable growth 78% of CEOs from both, Asian and North American businesses believe we need to decouple economic growth
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