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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 2, 2021

The optimism level for financial performance of companies and the macroeconomic scenario decreased by 13% (q-o-q) and 20% (q-o-q) respectively during Q2 2021

On a sectoral level, optimism level decreased by 5.2% (q-o-q) in the industrial sector and by 28.7% (q-o-q) in the services sector during Q2 2021

Six of the eight parameters under the financial performance sub-index deteriorated in Q2 2021 on a q-o-q basis

43% of CFOs expect domestic macro-economic scenario to be favourable during Q2 2021, down from 78% in Q1 2021

Other Reports

Dun & Bradstreet Economy Observer

Dun & Bradstreet Country Risk & Global Outlook


Covid-19 Implications on the Real Estate sector and Outlook

As most of the economic activities came to a grinding halt, the real estate sector too witnessed a disruption in the raw material supply chain, leading to limited availability and rising input cost. Due to migration, availability of labour was a challenge, which severely impacted the construction activities at the project sites across the country. Apprehension of economic slowdown and probability of job losses led to a weakening of consumer sentiments.

Vimal Ladha

Chief Financial Officer, Property Solutions (India) Private Limited

Title Date Name & Designation Read
Capital Management For Start-Ups And MSMEs 08 Jan 2021 Siba Panda, Chief Financial Officer, Stride Ventures
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
Dharmendra Jain, Chief Financial Officer, 30-Apr-21 Jash Engineering Limited
Kunal Sanghavi, Chief Financial Officer, 23-Apr-21 HDFC Securities Limited
Hiranand Savlani, Chief Financial Officer, 01-Apr-21 Astral Poly Technik Limited
Sanjay Agarwal, Director Finance, 26-Feb-21 Microsoft India
Viswanath PS, Chief Financial Officer 19-Feb-21 Randstad India
Mayank Khandelwal, CFO 15-Feb-21 NEC Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.
Aparna Iyer, Corporate Treasurer & Head Investor Relations, 29-Jan-21 Wipro Ltd.
Suchindran VG, CFO, 22-Dec-20 Veritas Finance Private Limited
Vikas Jain, CFO, 11-Dec-20 ADAMA India Private Limited
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

Decoding Union Budget 2021-22 for MSMEs

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

- Impact analysis of Union Budget 2021-22 on MSMEs

- Expectations from 2021: Implications for businesses

- Key MSME business trends in 2021

Speaking at the webinar, Dr. Singh pointed out on the allocation of Rs 100 bn for Guarantee Emergency Credit Line (GECL) facility, is expected to help MSMEs meet their operational liabilities and restart their businesses in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic

The government’s agenda of improving the ease of doing business is clearly visible through the various measures announced such as the revision in definition of small companies, increase in the audit threshold limit, decriminalization of the LLP Act, incentivization of OPCs etc.

Increased allocation towards the other sectors, particularly infrastructure, will benefit the MSME sector through a multiplier effect.

Title Date Watch
Decoding Union Budget 2021-22 for MSMEs 04-Feb-21
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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