As the global Pandemic proceeds, the real-world decisions and trade-offs for political and business leaders are coming under intense scrutiny. When and how to start the economy? How to create economic growth which sustains a cohesive health system response and bolsters a country’s social safety net? How to ensure the cure is not worse than the disease? These most difficult of decisions will demand the wisest of counsel and business leadership to ensure society-wide buy in.
Was your company fit for purpose to handle Covid-19? Was it resilient enough to serve its multiple stakeholders as the crisis unfolded? Did you justify your social licence to operate by assisting the broader community? How will the investment community view your performance?
After the pandemic wanes, the demand for answers to these questions will accelerate. This series of events brings together thought leaders from across the globe to gain insights on how we can build back better, to ensure that company culture, governance mechanisms, legal infrastructure, and operations can withstand systemic challenges in the ever-more uncertain years ahead.
The event series kicked off in Johannesburg on 18 June 2020 and you can find out more and watch a recording of the discussion here.
We will be announcing dates for other forums soon, which will include events in Beijing, Geneva, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Tokyo.
Summary reports will be published after each forum to help frame and inform the critical governance and legal questions which this nascent, complex and fast-changing global health crisis poses for business. A final summary report will be presented at the United Nations World Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi in December 2020.