Global Future Council on the Future of Trade and Investment

Council mission and objectives

Trade and cross-border investment are crucial drivers of economic growth and development, yet support for international economic cooperation falters, and existing rules and institutions are strained. How can trade governance be reimagined and redefined to create sustainable, resilient and equitable companies, economies and societies?

Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart

Prof. Simon Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St. Gallen

Council Manager
Simon Lacey, Head, Digital Trade and Geopolitics, 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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