For 68% of Brazilian leaders in companies from different market segments, the mass application vaccine against Covid-19 is the key to enable the economy to resume, according to research data carried out by BR Angels.
In addition, 78,5% of the business community would buy the vaccine for the benefit of their employees' immunization, if the acquisition was authorized for this purpose.
For the vast majority (76,9%) of respondents, business should reheat in the event of a collective immunization, while 17,6% believe that the market should stabilize and another 5,5% are pessimistic about any return.
"Entrepreneurs are optimistic about the post-vaccine scenario", comments Reynaldo Gama, CEO of HSM and co-president of SingularityU Brazil, an initiative of responsibility of HSM Educação Corporativa and Singularity University do Silicon Valley.
For him, vaccination is seen as essential "for the full functioning of companies and the return of investments to become a reality as soon as possible".
It is also worth mentioning that a survey carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) corroborates this view of Brazilian leaders. In analysis made in January this year, the organization points out that a global vaccination campaign against covid-19 could prevent losses of trillions of dollars for the global economy.
For Brazil, losses could be reduced to R $ 33 billion, compared to R $ 489 billion calculated for a global scenario without the immunizer.
In addition to the vaccine, other critical points were also part of the responses of leaders. For 17,2%, tax reform is also an important implementation measure, as well as administrative reform (6,4%).
The research “Post-vaccine scenario: what can we expect from business?” was carried out with 320 leaders of companies from different sectors such as retail, services, industry, startups, among others.
Headed by BR Angels Smart Network, the analysis also included a partnership between HSM and SingularityU Brazil, as well as Learning Village, the innovation and education hub of HSM and SingularityU Brazil; and with the public relations agency FirstCom Comunicação. The data were collected in March 2021.
When asked about the main investments that would be in vogue with the resumption of the economy, respondents pointed to the Stock Exchange (55,29%) as the main means, followed by angel investment (47,12%), venture capital funds ( 37,5%) and real estate funds (35,1%).
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Orlando Cintra, CEO of BR Angels, says that the great interest in angel investment and venture capital funds is a surprise and also “a clear demonstration that senior executives are increasingly concerned with the challenge of connecting with innovation ”, he observes.
The executive believes that the trend is to see more and more investments focusing on startups and disruptive businesses, especially because it is a way of innovating. “It is no longer appropriate to act with old models that have become totally obsolete, especially after the pandemic”, he adds.
Future of work
The future of work is a topic that has been discussed for some time. The so-called soft skills and other skills outside the technical axis must be increasingly demanded.
As for the areas with the greatest possibility of contracting in the post-pandemic, technology has gained prominence - which, since then, is already among those that remain contracting.
Sales, communication and marketing, in addition to innovation, should also be sectors with opportunities, 53,3% of respondents believe.
Regarding the work model, a mix between home office and face-to-face work should be the main choice in the future, according to 78,8% of the interviewees. About 14% consider the work in the old molds, 100% face-to-face.