We all have a role to play as individuals and organisations and building new systems that are fit for purpose for the 21st century and Fourth Industrial Revolution that has been accelerated by the crisis requires a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder and intergenerational mobilisation effort that takes into account all voices. We face a make or break moment and it is our sincere hope that in spite of the devastation, it can act as a catalyst towards reform agendas which put sustainable development, humanity and our planet at the heart of global value creation to achieve a symbioses between planet, people and profit, the so called magic triple bottom line. Such rebalancing must occur in solidarity with those most vulnerable and developing nations, and must combat divisiveness and systemic discrimation which has caused immense suffering and been a lived reality for so many people. Societal introspection and talking about unconscious biases, disparities across the board, particularly with regards to racial equality and opportunity, can be uncomfortable but it is necessary in order for growth and systems level change to happen. Fundamentally, we must recognise that inequalities, in all their forms, threaten and take lives – threatening people, threatening communities, threatening hopes and threatening dreams. The pandemic’s deep and lasting ramifications have impacted our entire world in different forms but we have the unique chance to shape its legacy so that it is not just one of tragedy and loss. This kind of ambition will require unprecedented levels of collaboration but some of the silver linings we have seen from this crisis are that we are able to make rapid and radical changes to usual practices when we need to and are willing to make sacrifices for the greater good, to volunteer support others and to show kindness and cohesion. Recent protests and the huge growth in support for social justice movements have shown the paradigm shift in public consciousness. We must harness this momentum as we look to collectively heal and recognise that all human beings deserve dignity, respect and care. Progress and policies that previously seemed like a pipedream are gaining support and we must turn will to action to live up to humanity’s highest ideals and develop a better, more inclusive, more sustainable, fairer, healthier, peaceful and prosperous future for all.