This FT Digital Dialogue, organised in partnership with JTI and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), will discuss critical issues around sustainability after COVID-19. Speakers will share perspectives on how business, government and civil society can work together to use the pandemic as a catalyst for progress towards a more sustainable future.
Covid-19 has tested business sustainability and public policy in ways the world has never seen. The mass transition to working from home has accelerated reliance on digital platforms. Supply chains have been stretched to the limit due to increased demand for certain products. At the same time, governments have been forced to make decisions resulting in entire industries being effectively shut down.
Now is the time for both business and government to rethink strategies for sustainability beyond the pandemic. How can companies capitalise on the behavioural shifts we have seen to benefit both consumers and investors? Could the impact of Covid-19 be a catalyst to tackle climate change? Where can business and government work together to build a more inclusive society?