In some ways, the Covid-19 crisis has become a dry run for the sustainability agenda and an opportunity for companies to see how they can tackle an expanding range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges. As companies struggle with decisions affecting their day-to-day existence, ESG matters may seem like slow-burning issues they can deal with tomorrow. However, exposed weaknesses in existing operations, open the door for companies to shorten supply chains and make them more transparent, socially conscious and environmentally friendly. During the global recession of 2008–09, many predicted that companies would deprioritize sustainability as a nonessential component of their business. That did not turn out to be the case. If the past is any indication, sustainability will remain a top priority even as companies focus on survival. To read more on this click here or see our Top Story.

-Lisa James

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