The impact of the Ebola outbreak on West Africa has been devastating for families, communities and public health systems already under severe strain. This online discussion will explore how the private sector can best contribute in the wake of a major public health emergency and identify lessons learned for the future. Key questions for the discussion are: How can business best contribute to tackling public health crisis’ like ebola? What have we learned from the on-going ebola outbreak about how to successfully mobilise a business response, and where are the business innovations happening? How can public-private collaboration enhance the impact of business’s contribution? The event is part of the People Month of our Business and SDGs programme.