Businesses must work in new ways to address the unprecedented challenges the world now faces. People, companies, governments, organizations and communities will need to come together to address critical issues ranging from the future of work and climate change to equality, human rights and responsible innovation.
This growing corporate trend to combine social value with business value has been put into overdrive by the global COVID-19 pandemic. As the healthcare, economic and humanitarian emergency spread around the world, business leaders have had to act quickly. Flexible work practices have been adopted to protect and help employees and their households, as well as new platforms that are designed to help people move easily into new roles where there is the most need for their skills and experience. At the same time, operations and supply chains have been rapidly repurposed to meet sudden spikes in demand and help communities manage the crisis.