|Only 1 of 4 of the Swedish CFOs |
view external uncertainty to be at a high level. The majority (61%) view the uncertainty to be at a normal level.
| 3 of 4 of the CFOs in the EU area view external uncertainty to be at a high level. Only 24% view the uncertainty to be at a normal level. |
|A solid majority of the Swedish CFOs (69 %) expect their revenues to increase the coming 12 months .||The CFOs in the EU area are less optimistic, 46% expect their revenue to increase. It is the lowest level since the European survey started.|
|Defensive priorities continue to increase. Both reducing payments and taking measures to improve cash flow have gone by organic growth as the foremost priority area for the future.||The strategies companies are prioritizing to deal with challenging economic conditions are becoming more defensive, with cost cutting the top priority for CFOs in a majority of countries.|
|Economic outlook/growth is the main concern for Swedish CFOs.||Weakening demand is the main concern for CFOs across Europe.|
|The pressure to act on climate change is the greatest from the companies ‘customers and employees, while the society at large / media and banks/lenders do not appear to have a significant impact on the companies’ actions on climate change.||Clients and customers are the stakeholders named most often as a significant source of pressure to act on climate change but employees also make it into the top three. |
*EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom