An empowered workforce will be Covid-19's legacy

James Purcell

James Purcell

They will win the war for talent in a market where value creation is increasingly driven by intangible factors, such as intellectual property and network effects.

Companies that do not evolve will likely suffer talent attrition and reputational damage, and, consequently, damage to their bottom line.

That is why I believe that – at a time when all eyes are trained on the “E” in ESG – real and lasting change will be driven by the “silent S.”

James Purcell is group head of ESG investment at Quintet Private Bank