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CEO Pulse Survey 2017

Brexit, trust, talent and technology are critical issues and priorities for CEOs. How can Irish business leaders tackle them and move forward with certainty?

The PwC 2017 Irish CEO Pulse survey reflects the views of over 200 local and multinational business leaders on a range of key areas.

Given the current environment of uncertainty, it's not surprising to find that fewer Irish CEOs are confident about prospects for their businesses and the economy compared to this time last year.

In spite of this, it’s heartening to see that growth remains on the agenda for CEOs.

As a nation, we must maintain our competitiveness, be resilient to external disruption and continue to invest for business growth.

This year’s survey features the insights of our service leaders into the emerging trends we are seeing, and their recommendations on the essential actions to consider.

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Our expert views on the key trends


According to the findings of the 2017 CEO survey, nine out of ten Irish CEOs see Brexit as a threat to business growth. What should you do to prepare your business for the changes ahead?

Brexit matters


We can see from the results of the 2017 survey that CEOs rightly have tax matters at the forefront of their minds. Which local, global and Europe-wide regulatory changes should businesses be planning for now?

Tax matters


Your clients, customers and the wider world needs to trust your business. How does taking cybersecurity seriously help you demonstrate your trustworthiness?

Trust matters


Irish CEOs have identified how vital people are to a business's success in this year’s survey. What trends are emerging in terms of talent strategy, and what should businesses do to maximise their investment in their people?

Talent matters


The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Companies prepared for the next wave of transformation are the ones that will thrive in the years to come. How can you prepare your business for the future?

Technology matters


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David McGee

Partner, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 8785

Joe Tynan

Partner, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 6399

Ciarán Kelly

Partner, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Tel: +353 1 792 6408

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