The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis has brought into focus the immediate economic priorities for businesses. However, it raises pertinent questions as to where it leaves the environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda for these same companies?
Just as the world business community was finally getting to grips with the ESG agenda, after the shift away following the 2008 recession – will the COVID-19 crisis be characterised by a shift away from ESG priorities? Or, has the crisis reaffirmed the need for businesses to be environmentally and socially sustainable?
As the full effects of the pandemic unfold, what are the trends we are witnessing and what do we foresee for the future? Will the crisis provide a wake-up call for better corporate risk governance? The crisis has made the need for businesses to better understand and manage physical risks urgent. Contingency planning has, for many, focused on areas such as data breaches, security and environmental or health and safety accidents – will this broaden to encapsulate wider risks?
The questions are endless, and the webinar will bring together experts in a thought-provoking panel discussion to discuss the following: ▪ The immediate and long-term impact of COVID-19 on the ESG agenda
▪ Steps businesses can take to map and mitigate physical risks as part of their corporate risk agenda
▪ How to maintain an equilibrium between efficiency, business resilience and long-term sustainability
▪ How to shift the focus from rescue to recovery