The road to economic recovery - camel’s straw to tightrope
10 May 2020
Clem Sunter has made his name as a futurist, public speaker and leading scenario planner. He joined Tertia Jacobs, Treasury Economist at Investec in a webinar, to discuss South Africa’s scenarios for the future as we map out a road to economic recovery.
Sunter laid out four scenarios at the start of the pandemic, and in this talk he assesses each one:
“This tightrope is not just walked by the country, but by you and me – companies and individuals. It’s important that we all do the right thing and play our part to get our economy back to normal,” said Sunter.
For South Africa and other similar economies emerging out of the pandemic, the key lies in innovation, and in small and medium sized businesses.
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“One area we can grow in is growing the green economy – travelling less, buying local, and so on. These will be the drivers of our future. But it will need more cooperation, not less, between governments and the private sector.”
About the author
Patrick writes and edits content for Investec Wealth & Investment, and Corporate and Institutional Banking, including editing the Daily View, Monthly View and One Magazine - an online publication for Investec's Wealth clients. Patrick was a financial journalist for many years for publications such as Financial Mail, Finweek and Business Report. He holds a BA and a PDM (Bus.Admin.) both from Wits University.
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