COVID, Climate, and the Clean Economy: Gigatrends Changing the World
Andrew Winston
MITSLoan Management Review



Stop covid or save economy? We can do both

Autors: David Rotman
MIT Technology Review, April 8, 2020

“Contrary to what you’ve heard, shutting down the country is also the quickest way to get it started back up again”

Why it’s too early to start giving out “immunity passports”

Autors: Neel V. Patel
MIT Technology Review, April 9, 2020

“Coronavirus antibody testing needs to get a lot better, and so does our understanding of immunity, before people can start circulating freely”

How to manage a pandemic

Autors: James Crabtree
MIT Technology Review, April 14, 2020

“Coronavirus was a test, and many of the world’s most advanced nations have all too visibly failed. What can we do better?”

Innovation in the pandemic age

Autors: Zhu Min
Project Syndacate, April 20, 2020

“Lockdowns cannot last forever, and COVID-19 is unlikely to disappear on its own. The world must leverage its collective resources to harness the power of science, innovation, and markets to devise a more sustainable solution – namely, a cure or a vaccine.”

Three Proactive Response Strategies to COVID-19 Business Challenges

Autors: Michael Wade and Heidi Bjerkan
MITSloan Management Review, April 17, 2020

“Response strategies that match organizational infrastructure with emerging market trends offer significant opportunities.”

A Long Time Until the Economic New Normal

Autors: Alec Levenson
MITSloan Management Review, April 10, 2020

“Leaders must learn from the pandemic now to position their companies to thrive in the next crisis.”

Flattening the climate curve in the post covid world

Autors: Patrick Verkooijen
World Economic Forum, April 17, 2020

“The COVID-19 crisis sees humans act with unprecedented solidarity. Acts of kindness abound. By mid-April, it was estimated that a third of the global population was staying indoors to help stop the virus spread. The extraordinary efforts and self-sacrifice of medical services and essential workers humbles us. We have learnt that roles in society that were taken for granted – the supermarket workers and van drivers – are the ones that keep things working when the going gets tough.”

Covid-19 is increasing the divide in life chanches between rich and poor

Autors: Lee Elliot Major, Stephen Machin
LSE Business Review, April 21, 2020

“Social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic has given a new meaning to the problem of low social mobility. But make no mistake: the long term reverberations of the crisis will likely exacerbate the divide in life chances between the poor and privileged.”

Seven recommended reads for contextualising covid-19

Authors: ​Frank Snowden
LSE Business Review, April 19, 2020

“In the present crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are a number of accessible historical works and websites that can provide background and information on the disease as it unfolds. Since the disease is so recently emergent, there are as yet no reliable books dedicated directly to the topic. There are, however, works that provide the necessary context for explaining where Covid-19 may have emerged from, how it is likely to affect our societies and the ways in which it compares with previous historical pandemics. ”

A Global Covid-19 Exit Strategy

Autors: Ngaire Woods, Rajaie Batniji
Project Syndacate, April 9, 2020

“The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented threat to both public health and the global economy. Only by ditching nationalist rhetoric and policies, and embracing stronger international cooperation, can governments protect the people they claim to represent.”

Will Covid-19 remake the world?

Autors: Dani Rodrick
Project Syndacate, April 6, 2020

“No one should expect the pandemic to alter – much less reverse – tendencies that were evident before the crisis. Neoliberalism will continue its slow death, populist autocrats will become even more authoritarian, and the left will continue to struggle to devise a program that appeals to a majority of voters.”

Saving our livehoods from Covid-19: toward an economy recovery

Autors: Andres Cadena, Fernando Ferrari-Haines
McKinsey & Company, April, 2020

“We are now living through the most uncertain moment of our times. Many countries have been in lockdown since early March 2020. Even Japan, once a beacon of hope for controlling COVID-19, is now moving toward total isolation. Many political leaders realize that physical distancing might be the norm for at least several months. They wonder how—or if—they can maintain indefinite lockdowns without compromising the livelihoods of their people.”

Sensing and shaping the post Covid era

Autors: Martin Reeves, Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Kevin Whitaker, Mark Abraham
BCG Henderson Institute, April 3, 2020

“COVID-19 and the containment policies aimed at controlling it have changed how we work and what we consume. History shows that such changes are not always temporary—crises can fundamentally reshape our beliefs and behaviors. How then can companies prepare for a postcrisis world, rather than hunkering down and waiting for a return to the past?”