M&A and sustainability investments first on the chopping block for cost-cutting companies

A CEO survey from Gartner shows that workforce investment will also likely be cut amid continued economic disruption

Kelsey Rees
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M&A and sustainability investments first on the chopping block for cost-cutting companies

Investments in M&A and sustainability will be the first areas to face cuts in organisations feeling their margins triple squeezed by rising inflation, talent shortages and supply constraints, according to Gartner. A June 2022 survey of 128 CFOs and CEOs showed that 41 per cent said M&A would be the first area to face cuts, closely followed by environmental sustainability which 39 per cent said they would chop.  "Cuts to M&A are an obvious choice after record activity in 2021 and with ri...

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