Event Details

As the Earth's temperature continues to rise due to climate change, the way we work is undergoing a profound transformation. With scorching heat waves becoming increasingly common, working outdoors during the day may soon become unbearable, pushing societies to consider new ways of working. Rising temperatures will drastically disrupt the concept of a conventional 9-5 working day and fundamentally change the way economies operate.

What does the shift to night time work entail? What would a nocturnal workforce look like, and demand? What benefits or risks would accrue to companies if they are "open" more during the night?

Using a range of foresight techniques, methods and practices, we will actively explore the future of sustainability at a company level. The aim of the session is to explore multiple futures informed by emerging trends in sustainability and ESG at the national, company and consumer level.

The aim of this workshop is to explore:

  • What factors are shaping the future of the night time economy?
  • Which ones could have the greatest impact? How certain are they?
  • How might these factors affect key stakeholders in the night time economy?
  • How can businesses react to this?

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please send an email to eicn_sea@economist.com.


08:00 - 08:05
Introducing the team, the process, the day’s objectives and agenda
08:05 - 08:15
Introduction to futures
08:15 - 08:30
Warm-up: The black swan
08:30 - 09:00
Factors presentation/ Exploring the factors: Prioritising and selecting factors
09:00 - 09:15
Coffee break
09:15 - 09:45
Scenarios exercise
09:45 - 10:15
Challenges and opportunities
10:15 - 10:30
Session Summary


  • Sumana Rajarethnam (Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sumana Rajarethnam

    Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of experience. Having worked at several dynamic and vibrant tech firms, Sumana designs and implements policies through advocacy, strategic communication and evidence-based analysis. With a flair for writing and communication, Sumana is able to negotiate complex engagements & cultivate senior-level internal/external relationships.

    Sumana holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from UCLA.

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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

(Windows East Room, 20th Floor via guest lift)
190 Orchard Boulevard
Singapore 248646


If you have any questions please contact EICN SEA

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+65 65345177

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