The essential measures deployed by the authorities to curb the momentum of the COVID-19 pandemic have important consequences for all stakeholders in society and uncover, at the same time, the systemic issues that are slowing down the socio-ecological transition and exacerbating the social inequities in our communities. They also raise questions about our collective capacity to be resilient and to mobilize to redefine what it means to live together.
Public authorities, organizations, businesses and citizens must adjust. Difficult decisions have been made and more await us collectively.
We believe that the choices we make today will determine our future.
Bad decisions will certainly have long-term consequences. But the reverse is also true! The MIS believes this is an opportune time to redefine a collective social contract that allows us to make choices that will have positive repercussions in the long term.
In this exceptional and unprecedented context, the MIS quickly adapted, first to allow the team to settle in these new working conditions. It then proceeded to modulate its ongoing projects, to avoid hampering them, and to define contribution avenues to support the ecosystem of social innovation and strengthen its impact.