28 May 2020 – As the number of COVID-19 cases hits 5.4 million globally, the race is on to find treatments and a vaccine. At the joint MBC-USABC event “Crisis Mode R&D”, the Philippine heads of three global pharmaceutical companies — Beaver Tamesis of MSD; Jean-Antoine Zinsou from Sanofi Pasteur; and Zainab Sadat of GSK — shed light on the challenges of vaccine research and development in crisis-mode.
Makati Business Club, in partnership with the National Resilience Council, ARISE Philippines, and Zuellig Family Foundation, held a digital forum with Governor Benjamin Diokno of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The discussion featured both public and private sector insights on macroeconomic recovery and national resilience post-COVID.
At the MBC Roundtable “Good Company: How Executives Lead their Business and Society Amid Crisis”, Deloitte’s Rahim Damanwala discussed the big role the private sector is playing as government struggles with the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
During this pandemic, business and industry are busy remaking themselves. However, all the reimagining going on in education just isn’t reimagining enough. Rather, we are only looking at incremental changes given spatial limitations. We are essentially reinterpreting the wise man on a platform, delivering a lecture to students arranged in rows and columns, albeit now online through a learning management system.