In the latest Cork Chamber Economic Trends Survey, Cork Chamber asked the business outlook on the second quarter of 2021 and the year ahead, and member thoughts on the most recent business quarter, Q1 2021. This encapsulates a period within which Ireland moved into the third level 5 lockdown. We report on business experiences and the overall operating landscape. We also asked a number of questions on business priorities for the Cork region, and business action areas under the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Also known as the Global Goals, the UN SDGs which were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, set out an international blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable, resilient future long term and for all.