Join us for an online discussion to explore how can business build purposeful collaborations to support the resilience and recovery of those most vulnerable to COVID-19
Thursday 14th May 3pm BST / 10am EDT [ADD TO CALENDAR]
COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, devastating impacts on the lives, livelihoods and learning of millions on people, particularly the most vulnerable: those in informal, insecure and low-income employment; those living in developing and emerging economies; women; those with underlying medical conditions and disabilities. In the immediate response, we have seen unprecedented collaborations between business, governments and civil society to mitigate the impacts on those most vulnerable to the pandemic.
As we come to terms with this new reality, what can we learn from the immediate response to the pandemic, and how can we use this knowledge to help us to recover and rebuild better? This is an effort that must be led by government, but business, along with civil society, has a critical role to play. The actions that we take now, will have long-lasting effects on people’s wellbeing and resilience in the long-term. Business Fights Poverty recently held a webinar on this topic, to launch a longer collaborative project which will generate insights, deepen relationships and find practical solutions to this urgent challenge.
This online written discussion will open up the conversation to a wider audience. Join here to share your own experience, learn from others, and gain practical guidance to help you shape your organization’s efforts to recover and rebuild better.
- Alice Allan, Senior Adviser, Business Fights Poverty
- Richard Gilbert, Senior Adviser, Business Fights Poverty
- Christina Tewes-Gradl, Senior Adviser, Business Fights Poverty
- David Norman, Senior Adviser, Business Fights Poverty
- Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School
- Hannah Clayton, Manager, Communities and Human Rights, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
- Sunila Lobo, Chair Of The Board Of Trustees, SADAKA
- Faith Manthi, President, United Nations Youth Association of Kenya
- Norine Kennedy, Vice President, Environment, Energy and Strategic International Engagement, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
- Ruth Thomas, Director Global Agribusiness Alliance, WBCSD
Moderator : Katie Hyson, Director, Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty
What examples of best practice are there of businesses responding to support the most vulnerable to COVID-19 in their value chains, communities and beyond that will help create resilience going forward?
What actions are businesses taking to create more resilient economic and social support systems for those who have been the most vulnerable during COVID-19?
What are the practical risks and opportunities for business to step up and make a greater contribution in supporting those most vulnerable during and after COVID-19?
This is a text-based discussion. There will be no video or audio. Please post your comments below. After the live session, this discussion will remain open, so please do continue to share your insights. To receive a free summary of this discussion afterwards, register here
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