U.S. President Donald Trump’s keynote address at the World Economic Forum was in “direct contradiction” to the ethos of Davos and its values, according to Markus Will, senior economist at the University of St. Gallen, who adds that Trump should be disinvited to the forum.
Shaping the future of financial and monetary systems
A strategic review of the industries, institutions, and initiatives driving systemic change. On the Forum Agenda: How has the competitive landscape changed since a year ago? What are the key business challenges and opportunities in 2020? What should be the strategic priorities in the decade ahead? Panelists: Michael Corbat, CEO of Citi; Mario Greco, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group; Jin Keyu, professor of economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Circle. Moderated by Katherine Garrett-Cox, CEO of Gulf International Bank (UK). Closing remarks by Matthew Blake, head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum.
Forging a sustainable path toward a common future
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 behavior that respects the needs and rights of future citizens? Panelists: Greta Thunberg, climate and environmental activist; Autumn Peltier, chief water commissioner of the Anishinabek Nation; Natasha Mwansa, executive director at Natasha Mwansa Foundation; Salvador Gómez-Colón, founder of Light & Hope for Puerto Rico. Moderated by Edward Felsenthal, editor in chief and CEO at Time.
IMF cuts global growth forecast
Your latest news highlights from WEF20: The IMF revises its global growth forecasts; EC President Ursula von der Leyen meets the Swiss Federal Council; Oxfam report highlights stark wealth inequalities.
PwC’s annual CEO survey shows trade worry outweighs climate change
PwC released its Annual Global CEO Survey today and for the first time more than 50 percent of the 1,600 people surveyed fell squarely into the “pessimistic” category, largely due to uncertainty. PwC global chairman Bob Moritz lays out some of the top reasons behind the rising doom and gloom among the world’s business leaders—and surprisingly climate change isn’t one of them.
WEF 2020 and tackling the existential question of climate change
The WEF 2020 summit has one overriding existential issue to address and that is how to respond to the threat of climate change, says CNN’s Richard Quest. With Greta Thunberg and U.S. President Donald Trump due to speak on the same day, you have a very potent cocktail, he adds. “One without the other might not be as effective.”
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary
Welcome message by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman at World Economic Forum. Special address by Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.