After years of growing income inequality, concerns about technology-driven displacement of jobs, and rising societal discord globally, the combined health and economic shocks of 2020 have put economies into freefall, disrupted labour markets and fully revealed the inadequacies of our social contracts.
As we emerge from the crisis, we can proactively shape more inclusive, fair and sustainable economies, organizations, societies and workplaces. To do so, we must mobilize the best human capabilities, technologies, innovative policies and market forces in service of this new vision.
The World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit will serve as a key milestone in supporting such a mobilization, working closely with its partners around the world. The virtual meeting will bring together visionary leaders and consortia from business, government, civil society, media and the broader public to shape a new agenda for growth, jobs, skills and equity.
The four-day programme, held on 20-23 October 2020, aims to develop new frameworks, shape innovative solutions and accelerate action on four thematic pillars: