World Economic Brainstorming: Business, Governance and Leadership - New Pressures and Realities - Annual Meeting 2012

The turmoil in today’s world has generated greater scrutiny of business. As the world experiences momentous change, there is an urgent need for business to rethink its role and responsibilities towards society and reposition itself as an active leader in the current environment.

Join business leaders, the Forum's Global Shapers, Global Agenda Council Members and other experts in this brainstorming session to explore facets of this critical issue:

  • What is the responsibility of business towards society?
  • How can business collaborate and lead in creating value for all stakeholders?
  • What new models are needed to meet these challenges and expectations?

Discussion Leaders

  • Reuben Abraham, Executive Director, Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions, Indian School of Business, India; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business
  • Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland
  • Samir Brikho, Chief Executive Officer, Amec, United Kingdom
  • Jerónimo Calderón, Founder and Executive Director,, Switzerland; Global Shaper
  • Chan YuenYing, Director and Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR; Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies
  • Calvin Chin, Chief Executive Officer, Qifang, People's Republic of China; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation
  • John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University, USA; Global Agenda Council on Values in Decision-making
  • Erica Dhawan, Chief Executive Officer, Next Generation Leadership, USA; Global Shaper
  • Richard W. Edelman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edelman, USA
  • Douglas Frye, Global President and Chief Executive Officer, Colliers International, USA
  • William W. George, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA; Foundation Board USA Member
  • Manju George, Co-Founder and Vice-President, Intellecap, India; Global Shaper
  • Katarzyna Godlewska, Co-Founder, Absolvent, Poland; Global Shaper
  • David Harland, Executive Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Switzerland; Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention
  • Margaret Jungk, Director, Human Rights and Business Department, United Nations Working Group on Human Rights and Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark; Global Agenda Council on Human Rights
  • Ansaf Kareem, Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company, USA; Global Shaper
  • Georg Kell, Executive Director, Global Compact Office, United Nations, New York; Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business
  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board, Bahrain; Young Global Leader
  • Margery Kraus, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, APCO Worldwide, USA
  • Lee Kai-Fu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Works, People's Republic of China; Global Agenda Council on China
  • Rosemary Leith, Director, World Wide Web Foundation, United Kingdom; Global Agenda Council on Internet Security
  • Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group, Canada; Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business
  • Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Netherlands; Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business
  • Panagiotis Madamopoulos-Moraris, Vice-President, External and Legislative Affairs, Magister Artium Group, Greece; Global Shaper
  • Tarkan Maner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wyse Technology, USA
  • Gen Miyazawa, Chief Executive Officer, Cirius Technologies, Japan; Global Shaper
  • Linah K. Mohohlo, Governor and Board Chairman of the Bank of Botswana; Global Agenda Council on Africa
  • Brian Molefe, Group Chief Executive, Transnet, South Africa
  • Demet Mutlu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,, Turkey; Global Shaper
  • Anna Oposa, Co-Founder, Save the Philippines Seas (SPS), Philippines; Global Shaper
  • Daniela Paoli, Specialist, E-Government, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington DC; Global Shaper
  • Rapelang Rabana, Founding Chief Executive Officer, Yeigo Communications, South Africa; Global Shaper
  • Yulianna Ramon Martinez, Senior Consultant, OMG, Dominican Republic; Global Shaper
  • Barry Salzberg, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte, USA
  • Thero Setiloane, Chief Executive Officer, Business Leadership South Africa, South Africa; Global Agenda Council on Employment & Social Protection
  • Tan Chorh-Chuan, President, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Alexander Taussig, Principal, Highland Capital Partners, USA; Global Shaper
  • Eduardo Vázquez Serna, Vice-President, Economic and Market Intelligence, Harbor Intelligence, Mexico; Global Shaper
  • Jim Wallis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sojourners, USA; Global Agenda Council on Values in Decision-making
  • Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International, United Kingdom; Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership
  • Nadia Zeine, Managing Director, Brand Effect, Ghana; Global Shaper

Facilitated by

  • Nik Gowing, Main Presenter, BBC World News, United Kingdom