Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Why some companies leapt to support the COVID-19 response

Employees fill boxes with ethanol-based hand sanitizers in AGE do Brasil factory, hired by brewing Ambev to produce hand sanitizers to donate to public hospitals during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vinhedo, Brazil, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli - RC29RF947ZBA

Manufacturers switched to producing hand sanitizer to donate to hospitals. Image: REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

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Managing Director, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University
Jane Nelson
Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
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