Vic Van Vuuren

Podcast Interview

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This podcast interview hears from Vic Van Vuuren, the Director, of the Enterprises Department at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. Vic is also the Chairman of The Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperative and he Chairs the Partnership for Action in the Green Economy. He is a member on the United Nations Task Force of the Social and Solidarity Economy and a member of the Capitals Coalition Supervisory Board. This puts him as a vantage point to understand the deeper impacts of COVID19 on enterprises – globally – big and small.

During our conversation Vic shares his insights into the effects of the global pandemic on enterprises. Particularly focusing on smaller enterprises in emerging markets and the ways that bigger global businesses can support them.

Vic explains: “We haven’t yet got out of COVID. We haven’t even seen the light at the end of the tunnel…We have seen closure, after closure, after closure and now we have to reactivate those business.”

Listen to this podcast to hear Vic’s thoughts on the nuggets of opportunity he sees which could help businesses in the future, from a green recovery to the possibilities in business model innovation. He expands on his mission to ensure all workers are respected as individuals; and how businesses can measure their success beyond a simple measure of financial profits.


The Enterprises Department, ILO

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