Is adversity forcing us to rethink the purpose of business?
The ESG Agenda Beyond Covid-19
Climate change and ESG dominated the business agenda in the past 12 months. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, however, the focus has changed and many businesses have simply turned back to survival mode.
Does the Covid-19 crisis provide a new landscape where the social role of business will become an integral part of its purpose? Or will the expected economic slowdown force organisations to return to business as usual?
Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor at The Banker, and Professor Joe DiVanna, to debate these and other questions and understand what the ESG agenda means for your business and your people.
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Silvia is the economics editor of The Banker, a monthly publication part of the Financial Times Group. She writes on international trade agreements, sovereign debt crises, energy and infrastructure finance and financial technology.
She's also columnist on ESG and sustainable finance. She will draw on her experience to advise on how to organizations can develop their purpose to secure support from both investors and stakeholders.
Economics Editor, The Banker, Financial Times
Affiliated to the University of Cambridge, Prof DiVanna is an expert in finance, management and strategy with dozens of books published on a wide range of business topics.
He assesses the economic and social implications of financial products and services for clients by employing industry expertise to review their positions in the market and to adjust their strategies.
In this session, he will discuss how global organisations can implement the ESG agenda in an effective and strategic way.
Prof Joe DiVanna
Management and Finance Professor, Author and Strategy Consultant