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Dr Mohan moderates webinar on effects of COVID-19 on sustainability

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Dr Mohan V. Avvari, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham Malaysia, recently moderated a webinar entitled COVID-19 Gives Sustainability a Dress Rehearsal.

The speaker Jenny Davis-Peccoud, is Partner and Head of Global Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Bain & Co, who discussed the implications for sustainability in business organisations as a result of COVID-19.

During the course of the webinar she spoke about the differing opinions on whether the effects of the crisis would slow down or speed up efforts towards sustainability. Jenny, who has been with Bain & Co for 27 years, also went into detail about how many governments including the EU, the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, China, India and the United States are calling for a green recovery linked stimulus for supporting sustainability agendas.

She discussed the similar responses between climate change management and COVID-19 management and said that COVID-19 could very well be a dress rehearsal of sorts in addressing climate change. Davis-Peccoud then addressed the four angles to consider in planning or a sustainable future.

This exclusive webinar was organised by Global Compact Malaysia (GCMY). Dr Avvari would like to also thanks Mr Faroze Nadar and his team for organising this webinar.

“We are delighted to have gained some insights into sustainability issues in business and economy from Jenny Davis-Peccoud and how to move forward after the pandemic. I’m sure what she has discussed will be of great value to many parties,” said Dr Avvari. 

The full webinar is now available on YouTube.


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Posted on 22nd May 2020

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