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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 3, 2020

Optimism levels for financial performance of the company declined by 21.0% (q-o-q) and optimism level for macroeconomic scenario declined by 4.6% (q-o-q)

The percentage of CFOs expecting an increase in the operating margin (21%) and liquidity position (20%) of their companies is the lowest ever

The percentage of CFOs indicating a need for raising short-term funds (22%) and long-term funds (15%) is the lowest ever

23% of CFOs expect the global macro-economic scenario to be favourable during Q3 2020, which is lowest in eight years

Other Reports

Dun & Bradstreet Economy Observer

Dun & Bradstreet Country Risk & Global Outlook


Financial Actions to Consider Post COVID-19 as the Economy Restarts

The pandemic has posed several challenges, and the companies that have gone digital are adapting to the crisis better than their peers. Now that the economy is opening up and businesses are resuming their operations, business leaders need to devise a proper lockdown exit strategy. There is an inherent need for companies to embrace the cultural and behavioral shifts introduced by COVID-19.

Kalpesh Ojha

CFO, U GRO Capital

Title Date Name & Designation Read
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
Manas Datta, Group CFO 4-Sep-20 Wockhardt Group
Saurabh Shah, Director Finance 20-Aug-20 Dun & Bradstreet India


Insights On The Go

The contraction of GDP was expected. While majority of the economic activity has restarted with ‘Unlock 4’, the steady rise in caseloads and the spillover effects of the strict lockdown measures will continue to undermine the growth impulses during the subsequent quarters of the year. Survey results reveal the scenario to be not so optimistic for Q2 FY21. Further, in July 2020, the energy requirement for the top 7 states, with highest number of confirmed cases, except for UP, remained far below their 3-year average level, indicating the subdued pace of economic activity in Q2 FY21 as well.

Dr. Arun Singh,

Global Chief Economist, Dun & Bradstreet

Podcast & Webinar

Restarting Business Activity: The Road Ahead

Mr. Sunil Mehta, Chief Executive, Indian Banks’ Association said, "Atmanirbhar Bharat entails 3 lac crores of guarantee scheme to scheduled commercial banks as well as the NBFCs for lending to the MSME sector. This gives 100% guarantee for fresh lending in form of working capital term loans which is repayable in 4 years."

Shri Ashwani Bhatia, Managing Director, IT & Stressed Assets Resolution Group, State Bank of India said, "91% of our work is done digitally, using the YONO platform, UPI, internet banking, etc. In the next 5-7 years, it will become close to 100% and branches will become service points for non-financial transactions."

Dr. Arun Singh, Global Chief Economist, Dun & Bradstreet discussed how up to 100 million people across the world may be pushed into extreme poverty due to COVID-19 over the next 1-2 years, and how that will affect demand revival.

Title Date Watch
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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