Disruption in Davos

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Well, three days in it’s fair to say that Davos 2018 has been all about disruption!  At the beginning of the week it was the record breaking snowfall, followed by the inevitable disruption caused when 70 heads of state descend on a small mountain village, but the winner is without a doubt “technology”.  There is not a meeting or a session at the… Read More

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