Webinar—Building a Just and Resilient Business Future: COVID-19 and Beyond

In partnership with Fortune, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Vodafone Americas Foundation, IDEO launched the COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge, an open call to understand how businesses and organizations around the world are pivoting to respond to COVID-19, looking both at immediate responses and long-term adaptations. 

In concert with the synthesis of hundreds of Challenge submissions from around the world, IDEO designers have been analyzing the business landscape, seeking to understand what questions businesses need to consider as they adapt. We'll be sharing these findings, as well as hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 12, at 8AM PST to discuss them with global leaders, including the panelists below:

Register below to attend live and/or receive a webinar recording and copy of the presentation:



Submit Inspiration or Ideas by April 30

Join hundreds of people around the world in submitting to the COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge. If you have inspiration to share or ideas for how businesses might adapt in response to COVID-19, be sure to publish your submission by 5pm PST on April 30.
Funding Reminder:
  • Vodafone Americas Foundation is offering $50,000 USD in seed funding to business pivots related to AI, mobile technology, and IoT (explore eligibility criteria here).


Tools + Resources for COVID-19 Business Pivots

📝In the IDEO Journal, explore the strategies business leaders can take to navigate the pandemic’s uncharted terrain, and in turn, develop a renewed sense of agency and resilience moving forward. 

⚡From May 11-20, the StartSomeGood Summit will bring together 30+ world-renowned social entrepreneurs, change-makers, and innovation leaders to talk about creating a lasting positive impact in the world.

💡 Try the Service Flip exercise found in the Circular Design Guide to help imagine how a common product might be transformed into a service model. 

🎧 On The Indicator Podcast from NPR, hear from two business owners who've changed their modus operandi to account for COVID-19. 

📰 How should the social sector respond to the pandemic? SSIR brings insights from leaders to help organizations cope with the many systemic and strategic challenges they're facing.

Or get inspired by checking out and commenting on others' ideas or pieces of inspiration in the Business Pivot Challenge.
Thank you for joining the conversation around how we might be part of an empathetic and effective response to this global pandemic.

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