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Corporate investment during the COVID-19 crisis

How did corporate investment fare during the pandemic? Has government support sufficiently helped firms get through the crisis and prepare for the green and digital transformations ahead?

Date: February 10, 2022, 11:00 am Topic: European governance

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Bruegel · Corporate investment during the COVID-19 crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis the EU mobilised resources to support firms to weather the crisis but also to be ready for a green and digital future.

At this event, panellists discussed corporate investment in the EU drawing on data from the EIB Investment Report 2021/2022, which shows that this support reached the firms most in need – those affected by the crisis, but not firms that were previously zombie. Firms that received support were more likely to hold to their investment plans, thus transforming for the new normal. This is particularly evident when investment in digitalisation is considered. In the medium term, the capacity of firms to continue to transform is crucial. For that, targeted incentives will be critical.

Schedule

Feb 10, 2022

11:00-11:15

Introduction and kick-off presentation

Ricardo Mourinho, Vice President, EIB

Debora Revoltella, Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank

11:15-12:00

Panel discussion

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Chiara Criscuolo, Head of Division, Productivity and Business Dynamics, OECD

Jan Mischke, MGI Partner, Zurich

Debora Revoltella, Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank

Speakers

Chiara Criscuolo

Head of Division, Productivity and Business Dynamics, OECD

Jan Mischke

MGI Partner, Zurich

Ricardo Mourinho

Vice President, EIB

Debora Revoltella

Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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