Five ways social impact organizations can build resilient local communities post-pandemic

Future of Good spoke to four sector leaders about localization in a post-COVID world

Why It Matters

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, communities are taking a fresh look at the importance of localization of everything from procurement to tourism. This is difficult in a highly globalized world where corporations and capital are rarely rooted in a single community.

This story is in partnership with the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good.

If the word of 2020 was ‘unprecedented,’ the word of 2021, as we begin to move into recovery from the pandemic in North America, might just be ‘localization.’

COVID-19 has revealed how unsustainable a deeply globalized world is. From supply chain breaks for essentials to the thousands of small businesses closing, unable to compete with Amazon and the like. 

With the support of the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good – TELUS’s $100 million corporate impact fund that invests in startups furthering social innovation for community resilience – Future of Good hosted a digital conversation all about localization in a post-pandemic world. Four speakers talked about what it means to build local, community resilience post-pandemic, and what the social impact sector should contri

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