Already reshaping areas like healthcare, mobility and finance, the Fourth Industrial Revolution presents an exciting opportunity to change the way in which global public goods – from forest, ocean, land and air – are managed, to ensure that societies equitably benefit from the value and services that these goods provide. This is critical if the world is to foster a prosperous, sustainable and inclusive future for all, as articulated through the Sustainable Development Goals. Currently, this aspiration is not on track. The world needs less business as usual and more radical and unconventional ideas that can fundamentally change the unsustainable system that was created to govern global public goods during the 20th century. The Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will shape a bold and ambitious vision for how to fundamentally harness and shape the 4IR for positively protecting, promoting and expanding global public goods in service of humanity. The council will, through its thought and action leadership, inform and shape the Forum’s Centre for Global Public Goods’ strategy in this domain.
Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
· Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, email@example.com
· Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Sustainable Development, firstname.lastname@example.org