Daily Archives: January 25, 2020

Up close and personal with Ghana’s President


CGTN




In the ever-shifting geopolitical landscape, how can countries sustain stable relations? On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, CGTN’s Tian Wei sat down with Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who talked about China-Ghana cooperation, and shared how his government is tackling issues related to education, one of the crucial challenges faced by his country

These are the 5 biggest global risks in 2020

World Economic Forum

Jan 16, 2020

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

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Global Risks Report 2020

World Economic Forum

Jan 15, 2020

The Global Risks Report 2020 presents the major risks the world will be facing in the coming year. It stresses the need for a multistakeholder approach to addressing the world’s greatest challenges, and comes ahead of the World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, where the focus is Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.

Speakers:
Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum
Mirek Dusek, Deputy Head of the Centre for Geopolitical & Regional Affairs, World Economic Forum
John Drzik, President, Global Risk and Digital, Marsh
Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group
Emily Farnwoth, Head of Climate Change Initiatives, World Economic Forum

Moderated by:
Adrian Monck, Managing Director, Head of Public Engagement

Forging a Sustainable Path Towards a Common Future | DAVOS 2020

World Economic Forum

Jan 21, 2020

Carbon emissions from fossil fuels hit a record high in 2019 – yet another sign that we are betraying future generations who will increasingly need to adapt to a warmer and more volatile world. How can the passion of today’s youth activism inspire positive change in behaviours that respect the needs and rights of future citizens?

Speakers: Salvador Gómez-Colón, Natasha Mwansa, Edward Felsenthal, Greta Thunberg, Autumn Peltier

This session was developed in partnership with TIME.

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Press Conference: One Trillion Trees | DAVOS 2020

World Economic Forum

Jan 22, 2020

Restoring, conserving and planting a Trillion Trees by 2030 can deliver massive and urgently needed progress against climate, biodiversity and sustainable development goals. Science confirms the carbon capture potential of trees and that there is enough land available for planting the required 1 Trillion Trees for meeting 1.5 C on a least-cost pathway. This initiative requires unprecedented mobilization, collaboration and empower at the grassroots level. Speakers: Marc Benioff, Ivan Duque, Dominic Kailash Nath Waughray, Jane Goodall, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Sadhguru The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

See:
https://www.1t.org/

Marc Benioff on the One Trillion Tree initiative:

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Stakeholder Capitalism: What Is Required from Corporate Leadership?

Benioff-Capitalism

“I have the feeling that we are at a funeral….It’s the funeral of shareholder capitalism [and] the birth of stakeholder capitalism.”

Klaus Schwab

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Speakers: Jim Hagemann Snabe, Klaus Schwab, Ginni Rometty, Marc Benioff, Feike Sybesma, Brian T. Moynihan
January 21, 2020 18:00 – 18:45CET
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With shareholder primacy giving way to a broader vision for stakeholder-driven capitalism, how can business leaders rebuild public trust and deliver on a new mandate?

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Marc Benioff on the One Trillion Tree initiative:

 

David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Greta Thunberg’s plea for the planet

World Economic Forum

Sep 19, 2019

‘We’ve stolen our children’s future,’ says Jane Goodall, ‘and we’re still stealing it.’ From disappearing species to plastic pollution and our disastrously weak attempts to recycle it, here’s what the top voices on climate change – from Sir David Attenborough to Jane Goodall to Greta Thunberg – have to say about the planet’s escalating biodiversity crisis. Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Greta Thunberg are joined in this global call for action by Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, the United Nations’ Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Daniela Fernandez of Sustainable Ocean Action, Brune Poirson, Malek Sukkar and Heather Koldewey. Now you’ve seen the story, don’t stay silent. Raise your #VoiceForThePlanet and join the call for urgent action. For more information on the campaign, visit www.voicefortheplanet.org.