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THE NEW NORMAL

Anthea Kelsick says our post-Covid society could be a more inclusive one

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It took a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders for 1.5 billion people worldwide, but something is finally occurring to us: The future we thought we expected may not be the one we get.

We know that things will change; how they’ll change is a mystery. To envision a future altered by coronavirus, Quartz asked dozens of experts for their best predictions on how the world will be different in five years.

Below is an answer from Anthea Kelsick, the co-CEO of B Lab US & Canada, an organization that helps steward and certify socially responsible companies certified as B corps.

Covid-19 created new societal problems and exacerbated long-standing ones, particularly around inequality, poverty, and public health. This pandemic has hit people of color (PoC) the hardest—physically, socially, and economically. This is the time to build a new social contract between business and society, and to rebuild the economy in a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative way.

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