Latin America has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic with the region suffering the worst recession in a century. COVID-19 has further deepened inequality and poverty exposing profound shortcomings in state capacity, weaknesses in the job market and vulnerability to climate change, highlighting Latin America’s severe structural limitations.
At such a critical juncture, recovery from the pandemic presents a unique occasion to rethink and reset priorities to build back better, constructing a future anchored in inclusiveness, resiliency and sustainability. Now seems the right time for both business and government to develop strategies that go beyond short-term emergency measures and accelerate actions to deliver true sustainable transformations. Can this be the chance to finally rebuild the social and economic fabric of Latin America, tackle inequality and create a more inclusive and sustainable recovery? Is this a realistic objective in the current context of heightened economic, health and social pressures? What role is business set to play and what is required in terms of leadership, tech and capital to deliver change? How are ESG strategies being put into action in the current environment?
This FT Digital Dialogue, organised in partnership with Grupo ISA, will analyse post-pandemic scenarios in Latin America and discuss how business, government and civil society can work together to use the pandemic as a catalyst for progress towards a more sustainable future.
Hear from policy makers and key executives on how they are rethinking priorities and accelerating actions to deliver true sustainable transformations
Connect with business leaders who are driving sustainability and ESG efforts in their organisations
Discuss what is needed in terms of investment, regulation and incentives to make the widespread push to ESG goals a reality
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