The intersection of government, businesses, and technology can serve to create people-centered sustainable development across the globe. Whether it’s through innovative frameworks to redefine productivity, or applying technology to spearhead the global battle against known enemies, such as viruses, sustainable development is now a necessity rather than a luxury. With the world heading towards a new normal as we emerge through the COVID-19 pandemic, the notion of wellbeing is also redefined. In this session, H.E. José María Figueres, President of Costa Rica (1994-1998) and Peter Bakker, CEO of World Business Council for Sustainable Development will share their experiences on the important role of private-public partnerships in achieving sustainability and improving our approach towards achieving wellbeing.