Business is key to a successful programme of regeneration of left behind places.
In many cases it has been the collapse and exit of major industries such as coal, steel and manufacturing that have been the cause of their decline. Bringing back some of the large companies that have their roots in these localities is a key part of revival. But so too is promoting entrepreneurship and the start-up of new businesses that grow and thrive.
In this talk, Laxman Narasimhan, CEO, Reckitt, brings his experience from around the world in leading some of the most successful and important companies in the UK and US to address what it takes to promote the re-emergence of thriving businesses in some of the most depressed regions of a country.