Amid a turbulent and dynamic world, forward leaning Chief Financial Officers are turning change into reinvention, complexity into opportunity, and disruption into growth. These progressive CFOs are not only shifting their vision and mindset – but also redefining what it means to lead and create value for today and tomorrow.
CFOs have never been more empowered to make faster, bigger, broader decisions. As a result, there is tremendous potential for them to take a prime role in leading the business through volatility. But there is also pressure to do it well. And for the CFO, this is the moment to demonstrate strong leadership and decision-making capabilities.
The future is emerging all around us. Rapid shifts in consumer and market demands, powerful convergence of social and digital trends, and the global movement to sustainability and stakeholder capitalism are not only upending past strategies and business models, but also opening up entirely new ways to create value and growth. The leaders that come out ahead of these curves are working now to transform their organizations and create an agenda for newfound growth.
Today’s unparalleled volatility, uncertainty and complexity is affecting every organization. The boldest and bravest leaders are using the upheaval to reimagine the path to value and purposeful growth. In this spirit, Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University and Accenture are convening the 2021 Leading in a New Era of Value and Purposeful Growth virtual summit series to help leaders navigate challenges and seize new opportunities to be proactive, creative and pioneering.
The Virtual Summit Series will feature Harvard faculty, subject matter experts, and current chief financial officers and chief supply chain officers. Participants will take a leadership view and address how this crisis can become a catalyst to bolstering newfound strengths and fixing gaps that have been identified in finance and supply chain operations. In particular, the Virtual Summit Series will address these critical challenges and opportunities from lenses including: