The outbreak of COVID-19 is continuing to create challenges for societies and economies on an almost unprecedented scale. The knock-on effects of the virus are seemingly endless. The financial sector is at the front-line of the economic disruption.
The COVID-19 crisis exemplifies the interdependent relationship an organization has with the community it serves, while building business resilience. It is a challenging time for the sector as this crisis is the first of its kind and counter measures need to take place instantly with less experimenting.
In this edition of Frontiers in Finance, we focus on an area of rapidly growing importance to the financial services sector — the ESG (environmental, social and governance) agenda. The topic is gaining in relevance and significance to the way organisations operate in today’s world.