Eco Action Day 2021 – The future of work

3 June 2021, 10am-12pm GMT+8, Singapore time

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to the global economy, causing ripple effects throughout all aspects of our lives.

While companies grapple with how best to respond to the complex challenges posed by the pandemic, questions are emerging on the future of work in this new normal.

Pandemic-induced lockdowns have accelerated the trend for remote working, enabled by the mass adoption of technologies and digitalization. Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) predicts that the world could face devastating long-term socio-economic post-pandemic effects, widening the gap in income and wealth inequalities unless global policy responses can ensure a robust and sustainable recovery.

The UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth calls for a focus on resource efficiency in consumption and production and the decoupling of economic growth from environmental degradation. Furthermore, SDG 8 highlights the need for full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men.

How has the pandemic changed the way we define work and the workplace? With the United Nations calling for a green recovery, how can governments and companies build back better?

How can companies integrate SDG 8 into practice? Which policy alignments are needed to support sustainable business decisions?

With the newly unveiled Singapore Green Plan, how can wider Singapore society capitalise on opportunities in sustainability to upskill themselves and contribute to a resilient future?

This 3rd June, the annual Eco Action Day forum will convene the leading thinkers from government, business, and civic society to discuss the future of decent work in the region, and how we can create better workplaces while driving sustainability outcomes.

This event will be livestreamed on the following platforms:

Eco Action Day Eco-Business