The world is experiencing an unprecedented moment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For us at the International Resource Panel (IRP) it is also a moment to reflect. This document provides policy recommendations extracted from IRP research over the past 10 years to drive a resource smart recovery, generating socio-economic value while safeguarding the environment. 1. Introduction -- 2. Re-thinking the way we generate wealth -- 3. Re-thinking the way we move and live -- 4. Re-thinking the way we eat.