The fourth and final day of Reuters Next featured a wide-ranging group of influential leaders and thinkers including Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, Lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran, among many others.
Take a look below at news highlights from today’s forum:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, giving a rare insight into his future plans, said he wanted to serve Canadians for a number of years to come, and shied away from saying who he thought should succeed him.
Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky on Thursday predicted travel would permanently change due to the pandemic with people seeking out thousands of smaller cities and spending more time visiting friends and family.
Lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald spoke of the immediate challenges and opportunities the pandemic has posed for the Canadian exercise apparel brand, alongside its plans for a post-COVID world.
The once-delayed Tokyo Olympics may not go ahead this summer as planned as the COVID-19 pandemic rages, a Japanese cabinet minister said on Thursday, saying the host needs to be ready for anything.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden must place environmental justice at the heart of his plans to tackle climate change by tailoring policies to address the global inequalities at the root of the crisis, guests in a Reuters Next panel said on Thursday.
Brazil’s government needs to do more to combat rising illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest that is damaging the country’s business reputation, said João Paulo Ferreira, Latin America CEO at cosmetics maker Natura & Co.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday that resolving trade sanctions was his priority with the incoming U.S. administration in order to keep a trade war from adding to the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic.
Tata Group plans to invest in digital, high-end electronics and healthcare in a post-pandemic world, the $100 billion conglomerate’s chairman said on Thursday.
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