Shifting Landscapes: Rethinking Recovery, Continuity and Sustainability

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many countries to introduce drastic social distancing measures, travel restrictions, state of emergency declarations, and, in some cases, social lockdowns. While it is essential that we comply with all restrictions, it is important that we begin to understand the significant, longer-term impact of these measures on people, communities and organizations worldwide.

The Sprott School of Business at Carleton University recognizes that we need to come together to learn from each other, ask for help and share our experiences and resources. To accomplish this, we are bringing together global experts from Sprott and beyond to provide a dynamic, digital forum to discuss bold and emergent questions on the post-COVID business landscape.

We invite you to join us in this conversation.

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We have invited experts and leaders representing a wide range of sectors and industries around the globe to share their vision and views on what the future business landscape could be. We asked them to answer: What do you think the future will be like? What COVID traditions have you adopted that you would like to keep? What is unlikely to happen, but of those unlikely things, what could go well?

Explore the videos and if you feel inspired to dive deeper into these questions, join the conversation on LinkedIn, submit a video of your own, or join a virtual roundtable discussion.

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Check out this video from Dean Dana Brown to learn what inspired her to launch this forum.

Join in a Viritual Roundtable Discussion

The Sprott School of Business is hosting virtual roundtable discussions, moderated by Sprott faculty, to further conversations on issues, challenges and solutions of relevance for navigating the future. Dive deeper into the questions explored in the Shifting Landscapes videos and stretch your mind to new ideas by participating in a roundtable!

  • Entrepreneurs and Small Business – June 4, 2020, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are facing a difficult future full of uncertainty. Information and insights needed to plan for the future and to respond effectively to changes in the global ecosystem and local challenges can be hard to find. Share your perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business. Host: Rowland Few


  • Social Finance and Social Purpose Organizations – June 16, 2020, 12 to 1 p.m.

As part of the #buildbackbetter movement, many are looking to re-envision a more caring capitalism. This includes how we think about organizations as change agents, for example challenging the sharp division between charity and business, as well as redefining the nature and purpose of finance. This virtual roundtable will contemplate how COVID-19 is creating opportunity and impediment for social finance and social purpose organizations and how this might affect the well-being of people and planet. Hosts: Kate Ruff and Tessa Hebb


  • Creative and Cultural Industries

In the creative and cultural sector, cinemas, concert venues, tours, theatres and museums are cancelling events and closing doors – stages are going dark. Venues and artists are losing important sources of revenue that hold the potential for shuttering important creative and cultural outlets, events and practices for years to come. Many artists have shifted to online performances for free, while venues globally are providing free access to archival performances. For artists and organizations in the creative and cultural sector, what big questions need to be addressed to tackle the challenges and opportunities for this sector?  Host: Rick Colbourne

Details coming soon!

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