COVID-19 – crisis with a legacy
A global pandemic has meant Business needs to rise to the challenges that have developed and find a way forward through the storm. It also given us the opportunity to press reset and build businesses for a new, more sustainable economy. But where do we start? Economist Anna Leach and futurist Susan Cox-Smith look at how companies are weathering the storm, and the lessons they can share.
$3.6tr – corruption, cronyism and capitalism
The cost of corruption is around $3.6tr a year. But what’s the human cost? Businessman-turned campaigner Bill Browder, Transparency International’s Max Heywood and ICAEW’s Mark Campbell talk hollowed out states and compromised life expectancy. So why, if we have the tools to fight corruption, are we not using them?
9.7bn - can we feed our growing population?
The global population is expected to increase by two billion by 2050, so how can we sustainably feed all these extra people? Janet Ranganathan from the World Resources Institute and Carl Atkin, an international agribusiness consultant, look at the options.
Does business have an age problem? Yes, but there’s a huge opportunity for businesses who are ready to act. Andy Briggs, Alistair McQueen, Ed Humpherson and Sarah Crofts share their expertise.
34% – A tax system for the 21st century
How or what should we tax? And who should bear the burden of taxation? These decisions are critical because they affect how we live and vote.
$12 trillion – profiting from the planet
What’s the business case for aligning company strategy with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Graeme Pitkethly, CFO of Unilever, Lord Malloch-Brown and Friends of the Earth CEO Craig Bennett weigh in.
Is inequality in the workplace inevitable? Louise Cooper poses this question to Dame Helena Morrisey, Liz Benison, the MD of Arriva, ICAEW’s Dr Jane Berney and the CEO of the Fawcett Society, Sam Smethers.
£350m Truth, lies and numbers
Numbers are being subverted – but many are on the case to put this right. Our host was joined by the UK Statistics Authority, FullFact.org, statistician David Spiegalhalter and Andreas Georgiou.
Are businesses ill-prepared to cope with climate change? Follow the discussion with Maersk, Climate Disclosure Standards, the UK Green Party and ICAEW.