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Innovative companies and business leaders worldwide are adapting quickly to use their facilities and production capabilities to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The popular beer brand Brew Dog, for example, is manufacturing hand sanitiser at its Scottish distillery, which is then being supplied free of charge to hospitals. L’Oréal is also focussing its efforts on making hand sanitiser.

Retailer Zara is manufacturing hospital gowns and hotel owners, including Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, are providing free accommodation for hospital staff. While supermarket bosses are stepping up to deal with unprecedented demand by increasing deliveries and providing dedicated time slots where the most vulnerable citizens can access vital supplies. There are endless examples of these types of agility.

To help accelerate solutions business leaders are being urged to please sign up for the COVID Action Platform launched by the World Economic Forum, with the support of the World Health Organization, and share information on what is working for you, and to learn what others are doing to make an impact.

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