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Public in Rich Nations Feel Optimistic About Future Crisis Responses

Source: Pew Research Center

大多数respondents in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and France feel optimistic about future public health emergency strategies from their government,according toPew Research Center.

Nearly eight-in-10 respondents said Germany has handled the coronavirus pandemic successfully. Despite their optimism, the American public reported a 6% drop in approval rating for their country’s response to COVID-19 from June to November. Ideology and the current status of the economy played a major role in how respondents rated their country’s response to the coronavirus.

As countries around the world ponder如何加速Covid-19疫苗的分布,很少受访者发现其政府可接受其实施强制性疫苗接种措施。u.k.,那有third-highest vaccination rateworldwide, was the only exception, with 60% of respondents stating they would accept a vaccination program. Pew found that trust in national government is associated with more acceptance of a government-required program.

在Covid-19危机期间,对企业的信任上升

Source: Edelman Trust Barometer

在Covid-19大流行期间,对企业的信任成长,商业仍然是公众最值得信赖的机构之一,according tothe 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. However, public trust declined in most industries — with technology, fashion, professional services and automotive seeing the most significant reversals.

由于业务比这更信任government和media, 86% of the public now expect CEOs to take the lead in解决社会问题— such as the pandemic’s impact, job automation and local community challenges.

COVID-19 has added to the public’s personal and societal fears, with many worried about the future of the workforce. For example, the majority of Trust Barometer respondents are alarmed by the rate at which companies could replace human talent withartificial intelligence.

ESG Issues Are Getting More Attention From Directors

Source: Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI), 2020-2021

Over 60% of global business directors surveyed said that COVID-19 accelerated their focus on ESG, sustainability and stakeholder value issues. Out of 2,000 respondents, the majority agreed that risk-scenario planning and decision-making needs to involve outside experts, according to thelatest GNDI survey.

这种对ESG值的兴趣与整个调查中的其他高度排名趋势相关联。例如,63%的董事期待Covid-19增加人才竞争。过去的调查显示了如何具有更好的ESG性能的公司可能都有better employee engagementgreater attractiveness潜在人才。超过一半的受访者也认为将越来越强调企业宗旨和董事会多样性。

Just 17% of directors surveyed were satisfied with their response and ability to provide oversight during the pandemic. Although directors can learn from their response, they can also work with their管理团队为未来的劳动力的改变做准备 - 社会和经济。通过这样做,公司将更具配备,以吸收这些风险的冲击。

China Receives the Most Foreign Investment in 2020

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

China surpassed the United States for the first time as the largest recipient of global foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020. China attracted an estimated $163 billion, compared to $134 billion in the United States. Global FDI flows in 2020 were an estimated $859 billion compared to $1.5 trillion in 2019,according to联合国贸发会议。

中国的成功由A引领steady recovery in GDP growth和effective government programs that稳定投资在第一次锁定期间。东亚和南亚报告的增长也是由于香港早期的篮板和不断增长的增长数字经济在印度。然而,西亚并没有经历类似的趋势,因为该地区的经济是devastated通过油价下降。

The COVID-19 pandemic suppressed all investment activity — M&A deals, greenfield investment and cross-border finance deals. Global FDI flow is expected to remain weak in 2021. Although GDP growth and trade are expected to resume growth, investors will proceed with caution.

企业如何帮助疫苗推出

Source: Oliver Wyman's Consumer Sentiment survey, December 2020.

近60%的调查受访者在U.K.和U.S.中表示,他们将更愿意亲自访问企业,一旦所有员工都接种疫苗。但是,最新的Oliver Wyman Forumsurvey indicates that less than half of Americans are “very willing” to get vaccinated, while nearly 15% said they would never get the COVID-19 vaccine. In comparison, 70% of U.K. respondents are “very or somewhat willing” to get the vaccine.

Vaccine skepticism in the U.S. is likely related to thesignificant dropof public trust in the government since the start of COVID-19. Americans received不清楚的消息from the previous administration about the pandemic. But businesses can help address this skepticism, as people’s trust in businesssurpasses他们对政府和非营利组织的信任。

Some companies are already assisting in the vaccine rollout, includingMicrosoft, Starbucks and Amazon. These large corporations can assist with data storage, appointment scheduling and the delivery of supplies, as well as offer space for vaccination centers. Eventually, this vaccination rollout canrevive the economy, benefiting the business community.

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