About this Year's Theme
Structural shifts are underway globally across multiple dimensions. As more markets move towards endemicity and normalised policymaking, the private sector will play a bigger role in supporting growth going forward. Rapid technological adoption and progress, and the urgent need to act on sustainability risks are also transforming the role of regulation, consumer behaviour, business models and economic structures. However, this transition journey is unlikely to be smooth as markets respond to the changes amidst elevated valuations, very low real interest rates, record high public debt levels, and persistent inflationary and geopolitical pressures.
At GIC Insights 2022, we will discuss these fundamental shifts, and the challenges and opportunities faced by policymakers, businesses, and investors.
The global shift towards sustainability has strengthened with the COVID crisis, and is transforming policies, business and the capital markets. As a disruptive force, climate change, social inequality and other sustainability risks have implications not only on longer-term performance, but also bring about opportunities for change and innovation. This is taking place across many sectors, including energy and healthcare which are regarded as being an enabler as well as a challenge for sustainable development.
At GIC Insights 2021, we seek perspectives from global thought leaders on how various stakeholders are responding to this evolving landscape, and what initiatives and investment are needed to build a more resilient and sustainable future.