Executive Insights

Crisis as Catalyst: How COVID-19 Changes Everything

The pandemic is acting as a catalyst to intensify pre-crisis trends, whether it’s the need to reset investor operating models, rethink investment approaches or deal with wider social and economic vulnerabilities.

July 2020

In our Crisis as Catalyst series, we look at the many different ways the health and economic crisis is sharpening the need to structure your business differently, integrate ESG to strengthen corporate resiliency and partner with public and private stakeholders to address long-standing economic and social problems.

Read our leaders’ insights below:

Crisis as Catalyst: Building a Resilient and Sustainable Future

COVID-19 has laid bare systemic challenges that public and private sectors must work together to overcome, writes our Chairman and CEO Ron O’Hanley. While the problems are not new, the pandemic has served as a wake-up call to act now.


Crisis as Catalyst: Investment Operations Lessons from COVID-19

The crisis has reinforced the economic pressures on asset managers and asset owners to re-engineer their operating models and redefine their relationships with service providers. Our leaders discuss how investors can improve performance by moving more of their operations onto a resilient servicing platform with the global scale and reliability they need.


Investing in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons for Asset Owners

For asset owners who struggled through the worst of 2020’s market volatility, our State Street Global Advisors leaders discuss the market insights along with the ETF liquidity, portfolio rebalancing, and collateral management prowess that helped investors weather the storm.


Crisis as Catalyst: Corporate Resiliency and the Future of ESG

ESG leader and Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim discusses new State Street Associates research with CEO Ron O’Hanley showing the growing connections between ESG, corporate resiliency and better stock performance. As COVID-19 tests the resiliency of companies, economies and societies, strong ESG characteristics are increasingly linked to better performance.


Leadership and Employee Engagement in a COVID-19 World

Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer Kathy Horgan discusses the leadership and employee engagement challenges that have arisen during the COVID-19 crisis, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the ways our teams around the world have pulled together to continue delivering successfully for our stakeholders.