Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Equity and Social Justice

Council mission and objectives

What are the new paths to tackle systemic racism and gender inequality and create economic equity and social justice for all disadvantaged groups in the new economy? The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and worsened existing inequalities in societies around the world. It has revealed the failure of institutions to provide equity and justice. Racial minorities, women and disadvantaged groups – in terms of sexual orientation, nationality, disability and age – are disproportionately affected by the immediate and medium-term effects of the crisis. This is leading to mass societal upheaval. Key themes to address include innovative approaches to systemic change in governments, businesses and society at large to leverage the current societal mobilization to hardwire equity and social justice into post-pandemic economy and society. The Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Equity and Social Justice will develop new thinking and influence change and action through the Forum’s Platform for Shaping the New Economy and Society and shape key inputs to the Great Reset initiative.

Forum Council Managers:
- Elselot Hasselaar, Project Lead, Centre for the New Economy and Society - Country Accelerators Practice, World Economic Forum
- Melisande Schifter, Project Lead, Centre for the New Economy and Society - Inclusive Business - Frontier Solutions Practice, World Economic Forum

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The Global Future Councils serve as a brain trust for leaders from government, business and civil society, and support the Forum’s mission by bringing together experts bound by a shared mission to discuss the most critical issues, generate insights and analysis, and collaborate in shaping agendas.


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