Building back better: a board’s eye view

Global BLC Webinar

Global BLC Webinar

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Since the start of the pandemic, businesses and communities have faced extraordinary challenges. In addition to its impact on lives and livelihoods, COVID-19 has highlighted social injustice and heightened stakeholder expectations of companies in the corporate responsibility space. Decision makers, including Boards and executive teams are being tested from every direction, whether withstanding the difficulties of an economy under strain, to developing a strategy for recovery; to supporting their employees and broader communities through testing times. It's quite a balancing act and one that few had rehearsed. We've all had to adapt to doing things differently.

On June 28, KPMG hosted a Global BLC webcast which addressed corporate purpose and the role organizations play in furthering social progress in a post-pandemic world.

Chair: Bill Thomas – Global Chairman & CEO, KPMG International

Keynote and panel member: Paul Polman, Co-founder and Chair of IMAGINE

Panel members:

  • João Carlos Brega – President, Whirlpool SA, (Brazil)
  • Blythe McGarvie – Director, Apple Hospitality REIT, LKQ Corporation Inc, Sonoco
    Products Co and Wawa Inc. (US)

*A recording of this webcast is now available. The webcast contains technical difficulties between 00:11 – 05:01, but clears up after that. (Note: the webcast recording is available in English only.)

For more insights and to receive invitations to future webinars and events from KPMG in Canada Board Leadership Center, contact us.

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