Monthly Archives: January 2018

Three big steps forward

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‘Creating a shared future in a fractured world’ is this year’s headline theme in Davos. But how? This week’s discussions have repeatedly emphasised three of the big steps governments and businesses can take to move to heal some of the fractures in our world and help to create a sustainable shared future.

First, closing the gender gap. Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF and Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway, two members… Read More

Achieving success through shared views

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Greg ObrienThis year’s theme for the World Economic Forum annual meeting, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” resonates differently for participants navigating the snow in Davos this week, but there are some common goals. The goal for government officials, representatives of academia and NGOs, and many corporate leaders from… Read More

Davos: An optimistic outlook 

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The first two days in Davos have been packed with an impressive array of panelists and speakers. The overall tone is one of very healthy optimism on the global economic outlook, particularly in the short term, mirrored by a very healthy dose of realism on the mountains to be climbed to improve social equity.

I ended day one listening in on a panel of the WEF Co-Chairs, moderated by IMF Managing Director… Read More

First impressions from Davos

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Greetings from a snowed-in Davos. I’m excited to be here at the World Economic Forum. It’s a great opportunity to step back, listen and learn from a diverse range of leaders in business, government, academia and NGOs who are shaping agendas around the world.

This year’s annual meeting is focused on “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” This theme came through loud and clear in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s… Read More