The Great Corporate re-set: ESG in the time of COVID-19

7.25.20 / 2 min read

At our inaugural Signal AI Leadership Summit on 21st July 2020, we spoke to some of the world’s top business leaders and thinkers about how they are making sense of the information overload, navigating through the current crisis and making decisions in the new normal.

The opening panel took a lens to the opportunity for a great corporate reset, and ESG in the time of COVID-19 with some fascinating insights.

As global markets adjust to the new reality of the pandemic, the global demand for oil has dropped, and for the first time in history the price of oil has turned negative. Meanwhile S&P reported that investment funds with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) focus are outperforming the broader market during the pandemic. What are the opportunities and challenges for a great corporate reset, and how can business leaders make the best decisions at this time? What about supply chains? What role does technology, and particularly tools like artificial intelligence have to play in this?

Moira Benigson, Founder, The MBS Group has shared her thoughts on the event in her weekend round up here.


  • Session moderator: Moira Benigson Founder, The MBS Group 
  • Eric Collins, Chief Executive, Impact X Capital
  • Chuka Umunna, Signal AI Advisory Board Member and Head of ESG at Edelman
  • Sapna Sood, International Clients and Market Development, Compass, Non Executive Director, Marks & Spencer

Watch the full session here:

Link to the whole event and other sessions from the Signal AI Leadership Summit here.

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