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Challenge Theme:

Businesses around the world have scrambled to find solutions through COVID-19. Many have had to close temporarily or rapidly create an online delivery model. There are challenges with customer experience, operations, workforce and technology. What does this mean for City of Toronto businesses and global economies? How can the economy recovery, rebuild, renew and develop for public good?

By selecting this theme, you and your team will select a business-based research question to consider and map for your submission.

Some examples include:

  • Increased consumer demand for home delivered goods
  • Issues in food production and supply chain management with increased demand
  • Employee safety and well-being while transition to remote work
  • Businesses transition to ecommerce to deliver goods
  • Technology training for those working virtually for the first time

As you look toward the future of business systems through this challenge, you will need to engage with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While many goals could apply, here are some related SDGs:

  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Humber Centres of Innovation Networks

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Humber Learning Outcomes

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Key Mindsets

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Thinking

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  • Critical Thinking

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Skills In Action

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Digital Fluency
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Strategic Problem-Solving

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 2 - Zero Hunger

Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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