The gap between executives' salaries and the wages of their average employees is seen as growing around the world, as workers believe CEOs care more about getting wealthier than about income inequality.
Conducted on over 25,000 people across 25 countries, CNBC's and Burson-Marsteller exclusive survey on the Global Corporate Compass found that 76 percent of the public and the C-Suite agreed that the gap between CEO salaries and the salaries of their average worker is growing.
More surprisingly, a majority (57.5 percent) of the C-Suite polled in both emerging and developed countries agreed with the statement that "corporate CEOs don't care very much about growing income inequality because it means they are getting wealthier".
As the world recovers from one of its worst – and longest -- recessions and as wage growth continues to stagnate, the debate about inequality has been brought at the forefront of the global agenda. So much so that Thomas Piketty's book "Capital", which focuses on wealth and income inequality arguing that unequal distribution of wealth leads to social and economic instability became a best-seller.