• Embracing business vulnerabilities

    Mariano Heyden     |      August 25, 2020

    With COVID-19 exposing the fragility of our companies, the best-placed will be those with CEOs who understand the shortcomings, and the measures for managing them.

  • How to reduce offshore supply chain risks and create onshore manufacturing opportunities

    Ebony Stansfield     |      August 19, 2020

    There are a number of definitive ways Australia can improve innovation and onshore manufacturing while leveraging offshore capability and reducing supply chain risks.

  • Managing food security

    Open Forum     |      August 18, 2020

    A model for successfully managing food safety incidents has been developed by a diverse team of academics and researchers from Flinders University’s College of Medicine and Public Health, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

  • Global value chains in the post-COVID economy

    Satoshi Inomata     |      August 9, 2020

    COVID-19 is likely to accelerate the move toward ‘peer value chains’ among countries with similar institutional arrangements.

  • Fight for the future

    Open Forum     |      July 27, 2020

    Leading scientists and academics, business and civil society leaders, former politicians and famous artists have signed an open letter urging all Australians to take action in the face of major threats to humanity’s future.

  • Turning crisis into opportunity

    Robert Glasser     |      July 25, 2020

    Australia has a unique opportunity in the wake of the unprecedented disruption caused by the Black Summer and Covid-19 crises to boost national disaster resilience.

  • Protected cropping and resilience of the food supply chain

    Oula Ghannoum     |      July 21, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of our current food chains, and strengthened the argument for “protected cropping” systems in our farms and urban areas to ensure food production and supply.

  • The invisible enemies

    Kristina Keneally     |      July 18, 2020

    COVID-19 is just one of the invisible enemies which threaten Australia’s safety, security and democracy and require a thoughtful and united approach.

  • The growing global food crisis

    Open Forum     |      July 4, 2020

    The Commission for the Human Future’s second Round Table Conference on global threats and solutions has called for a worldwide effort to transform global food production to a system that is renewable, healthy and fair to all.

  • A new agenda for more resilient supply chains

    Heiko Borchert     |      July 3, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdown ordered by governments to contain its spread and the unexpected oil price drop in March 2020 have crippled the world economy. These multiple shocks were a harsh wake-up call illustrating inadequate levels of national preparedness.

  • Save the world to save ourselves

    Rebekah Brown     |      June 29, 2020

    When we disrupt the natural environmental systems people depend on, when populations collide with exotic wild animals in a wet market, we find ourselves confronted with a global pandemic.

  • Manufacturing an opportunity from COVID-19

    Open Forum     |      June 23, 2020

    The post-COVID world could offer a golden moment to revive manufacturing in Australia’s cities, rather than continue to turn every industrial site into yet more apartments.