GBS online edition 3.0

Building business resiliency for the long term
As different nations around the world entered into stringent lockdown protocols, India’s largest media conglomerate set out to aid businesses and business leaders to not only understand the resultant economic crisis from the pandemic but also to navigate through these difficult times.

The Global Business Summit, which acted as a front-runner platform to spearhead troubleshooting and ideation to navigate the pandemic crisis for businesses, switched gears to bring together global leaders such as Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, Brian Chesky and Ted Sarandos to chalk out an implementation strategy along with other leaders to outmanoeuvre the pandemic.

These eminent speakers spoke extensively about the power of leadership during a crisis, leadership lessons that ought to be followed and prioritising the “human factor” for building long-term sustainable solutions.

The speakers also underlined the importance of continued communications. Brian Chesky, CEO and Co-Founder of Airbnb had said that in times of uncertainty, the first thing you should do is increase communication… make sure everyone knows what is going on. He, further said, that the decisions a company takes during crisis times defines the fundamentals of the company.

Bill Gates, who also spoke about leadership, underlined the importance of sustainability in all forms of government and business decisions. He had earlier said that the pandemic had increased extreme poverty by 7%.

On the other hand, speaking about the importance of human factor, Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global, said that companies should think about the mental well-being of employees instead of just focussing on providing new connected tools for work. According to her, employees without mental resilience will not be helpful in taking the company towards growth.

Keynotes from Torchbearers - Series 3.0

Bill Gates, Co- Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at Global Business Summit

Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix, at Global Business Summit

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, at Global Business Summit

Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb, at Global Business Summit

Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global, at Global Business Summit

Glenn D Fogel, President & CEO, Booking Holdings, at Global Business Summit

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Prioritizing Digital Commerce: Survival of the Fittest, at Global Business Summit

‘Women in Leadership’ with Carla Harris, at Global Business Summit

Charles Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Warburg Pincus, at Global Business Summit

Tech Trends that will redefine a Post COVID-19 World, at Global Business Summit

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric, at Global Business Summit

Thought Leaders Discussion: Outmanoeuvring Uncertainty, at Global Business Summit

Scott D Anthony, Senior Partner, Innosight, at Global Business Summit

Rebuilding after Covid-19, at Global Business Summit

Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered PLC, at Global Business Summit

Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group, at Global Business Summit

“SDGs must illuminate humanity’s path” – Kiran Mazumdar Shaw at Global Business Summit

Delving into the unlocking of the Indian economy, at Global Business Summit