The COVID-19 crisis will devastate economies and many businesses. The human cost of the economic downturn will be substantial.
Most governments will emerge highly indebted and needing to kick-start economies that have gone into a coma.
As we start to emerge from the acute crisis, what will be the priorities for policy makers, businesses and investors?
Is the crisis an opportunity to re-think our economic and business models, boost the focus on purpose-driven, socially responsible business, and craft public policy frameworks to advance long-term, responsible business?
Or will businesses and investors emerge so decimated that issues like ESG, climate change, the green economy, and social responsibility will be sidelined as the focus shifts to stimulating economic growth, employment, and making decimated investors whole – whatever it takes?
This event will address the above questions. It will examine viable policy approaches to encourage acceleration of socially and environmentally responsible business models rather than abandoning them.