The CEO perspective: How COVID-19 is defining business purpose

In this webcast, business leaders of major companies will discuss the shifting expectations of people and society of the role of business, its leaders and how people work.  

Related topics COVID-19 Purpose

In these trying times, the temptation for businesses to almost exclusively focus on the operational, the tactical or the near-term financial issues to cope with the unprecedented demands and strains is an understandable one, but this rarely leads to a sustainable future.  As COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty, fear and genuine concern for many businesses, people and societies, the need for more human, more purposeful conversations feels ever more important.

The aim of this webcast is to inspire others to look beyond the financial and the operational factors, and to think about the impact of COVID-19 on humanity and our societies, and how that will shift people and societies’ expectations of the role of business, its leaders and how people work.

We are delighted to have convened a distinguished panel of leaders from across the business landscape to give a wide view on purpose and the role of business now and in the years ahead. Please join us.


  • Nigel Higgins, Group Chairman, Barclays Bank Plc
  • Bernard Looney, CEO, BP Plc
  • Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies
  • Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
  • Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever Plc


  •  Mona Bitar, COVID-19 Response Leader, Ernst & Young LLP (UK)



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