COVID-19 and Our Increasing Demand for Tech: Implications for Sustainable Investing
JULY 7, 2020
There has been a significant growth in the use of technology products in different parts of life as societies across the globe respond to the threat of the spreading virus. Working from home and the surge in the use of online collaboration tools have enabled workers in many industries to continue to do their jobs. Platforms to learn and teach online have kept teachers in contact with students. While cash-less pay has been the norm in some countries for quite some time now, the pandemic was the final nudge to encourage those in other countries to make the switch to online payments in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Social distancing has increased our interactions on social media and healthcare workers have started to rely on technology to communicate with patients who cannot come in for regularly scheduled check-ups, or even use technology to track COVID-19 cases.