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The Dun & Bradstreet CFO Club is an exclusive knowledge sharing and peer to peer networking and learning platform. The CFO Club offers excellent networking opportunities for your professional as well as personal growth. Members also get access to special webinars and newsletters.

With a bird’s eye view to the business, CFO's need to guide operational and business units to deliver against the strategy they have defined. In the era of leveraging digital and technology led business transformation, the CFO is increasingly expected to help everyone make the right decisions. The CFO Club is an initiative to create a community of finance leaders from India’s top companies, who will discuss and decipher the keys to business transformation through Finance.

CFO Optimism Index

Quarter 4, 2020

Optimism level for financial performance for companies and overall macroeconomic scenario declined by 8.2% (y-o-y) and 8.4% (y-o-y), respectively

On sectoral level, optimism level declined by 6.2% (y-o-y) in the industrial sector and by 10.2% (y-o-y) in the services sector

Optimism level for financial performance declined by 2.9% (y-o-y) in the industrial sector compared to a decline of 9.9% (y-o-y) in the services sector

Only 18% of respondents expect an increase in the risk appetite in the current scenario - lowest since the index was instituted in Q2 2012

Other Reports

Dun & Bradstreet Economy Observer

Dun & Bradstreet Country Risk & Global Outlook


Capital management for start-ups and MSMEs

Businesses can afford to lose money, but no business can afford to run out of cash. Finance is one of the most important aspects of every start-up and MSME and the key things that make them run are innovative and timely integration of money. Unlike established companies, start-ups and MSME often find themselves unable to save for a rainy day because they need to have all the money available right now.

Siba Panda

Chief Financial Officer, Stride Ventures

Title Date Name & Designation Read
Taking the Road Less Travelled when on a Safe Path 24 Nov 2020 Aiswarya Ravi, Chief Financial Officer, Kinara Capital
Rising Consumer Demand In The Festive Season And Chances Of An Early Recovery 12 Nov 2020 Jayaprakash Kalappan, CFO and Company Secretary, Panasonic Appliances India Company Limited
CFO in the Healthcare Sector: Unique challenges! 30 Oct 2020 Bharat Reddy,Director Finance, GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd
Finance as a people function: fulcrum around which any organisation can manoeuvre and surge forward 16 Oct 2020 Sambasivan G, CFO, Tata Sky Limited
Financial Actions to Consider Post COVID-19 as the Economy Restarts 25-Sep-20 Kalpesh Ojha, Chief Financial Officer, U GRO Capital
Key Challenges Faced by Fintechs after the Pandemic 4-Sep-20 Vivek Veda, Chief Financial Officer, KreditBee

CFO in Focus

Name & Designation Date Company Watch
Sandhya Sharma, CFO, 04-Dec-20 Schindler India Pvt Ltd.
Ajay Shanker, VP & Head Finance 20-Nov-20 Schneider Electric
Sandeep Batra, CFO, 06-Nov-20 Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd
Krishnan Venkatachary, CFO 09-Oct-20 Cigniti Technologies Ltd.
Darayus Bajan, COO 01-Oct-20 International Asset Reconstruction Company
Manish Dugar, CFO 18-Sep-20 Mphasis
Manas Datta, Group CFO 4-Sep-20 Wockhardt Group
Saurabh Shah, Director Finance 20-Aug-20 Dun & Bradstreet India


Insights On The Go

Podcast & Webinar

Rebooting Your Business For The New Normal

Dr. Singh, Global Chief Economist, Dun & Bradstreet touched upon three key areas in the webinar:

- Trends in COVID-19 cases and rebooting

- Business sentiments, performance and risks

- How to create an effective business plan for 2021

Speaking at the webinar, Dr. Singh pointed out how the real economy is retracting from the depth of its collapse following the outbreak of the pandemic and government enforced lockdowns. This is in line with the trend in high frequency indicators such as industrial production, exports, credit card payments, unemployment rate, etc.

He further pointed out that the impact of the crisis has been asymmetric, affecting different parts of the world to differing degrees at different times. As of Nov 20, 2020, only 6% of 49.3 mn businesses from China, which are in Dun & Bradstreet data cloud, were disrupted. That figure stands at 94% in France and 90% in the UK.

Title Date Watch
Restarting Business Activity: The Road Ahead 23-Sep-20
Export Credit Insurance and its Relevance in Global Trade 16-Sep-20
Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Economy 2-Sep-20
Beyond the Pandemic: The Next Normal for MSMEs 11-Aug-20
An SME’s Guide to Securing a Financial Future Amidst Uncertainty 22-Jun-20
COVID-19: Risk Management Challenges for Finance Leaders in H2 2020 28-May-20
One year outlook of the economy after COVID-19 and where we are headed 12-May-20

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