In December 2019, an outbreak of 2019-coronavirus (COVID-19) caused a substantial public health crisis in many parts of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly transformed the healthcare systems around the world, with telemedicine, or virtual health, being one of the key features of this change...Join the discussion
Private sector involvement in humanitarian and health crises is not a new phenomenon. However, the impact of COVID-19 is on a much larger scale as compared to previous outbreaks and also not geographically isolated. This calls for a response that places public-private cooperation at its very core. Mitigating the worst effects of the pandemic can only be broken if the traditional way of working in silos is eliminated and Partnerships are forged.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in China, in December 2019 begun a chain of events that effectively brought global economic growth to a near standstill, as countries imposed tight restrictions on movement of people and goods within and across borders. While traditional businesses closed up in order to protect human life and in response to ever changing government policies on COVID-19 prevention and spread, online businesses thrived as people sought to find what they needed remotely, via the internet... Join the discussion
The future of work is already here. Globalization, shifts in demography, rapidly changing technological advancement and innovations, climate change, geopolitical tensions and other mega-trends are having an unprecedented impact on jobs, skills and the employment landscape... Join the discussion
In 2015, Member States making up the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals. These have been in place for five years now and already many nations are falling behind in meeting the set targets by 2030 as they grapple with many challenges. These challenges have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected all segments of the population and is particularly detrimental to vulnerable members of society i.e. the poor, the elderly, persons with disabilities and the youth; whose socio-economic situation have been worsened by the restrictions on movement, shrinking remittances and diminishing employment opportunities... Join the discussion
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognises the essential role that sustainable enterprises will play in the achievement of the set targets. The big question however remains, how will organisations generate business opportunities and value for their stakeholders while keeping a balance between economic, social and environmental development...Join the discussion