Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2020
21—24 September 2020
The COVID-19 crisis wreaked havoc on societies and economies and dealt a major setback to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. Putting the world back on a path of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive growth will require more than a global recovery; it will require a Great Reset of social and economic systems.
Taking place in the context of the United Nations General Assembly, the World Economic Forum’s fourth and, for the first time, fully virtual Sustainable Development Impact Summit will convene leaders from government, business, international organizations and civil society along with a diverse group of experts and innovators to initiate, accelerate and scale-up entrepreneurial solutions to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development.
English soccer club Manchester City is trialing an edible coffee cup made from leak-proof wafer. FIFA is aiming for Qatar 2022 to be the first carbon-neutral World Cup.
Researchers compared the benefits of training and giving people the cash instead. In some key areas, cash came out on top.
Forward-thinking ministers, CEOs and journalists are signing a World Economic Forum’s initiative to drive inclusive growth in the region post COVID-19.
Data from NASA shows the Earth gradually heating up since the 1880s. Scientists are projecting that 2020 will become the second-hottest year ever recorded.
As the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine continues apace, world leaders will have to overcome hurdles to ensure it’s distributed fairly – and that people will want to have it.
Forest fires driven by climate change are burning land, homes and resources but there are ways we can limit the damage and better prepare for the future.
There are a number of opportunities for blockchain technology to re-cast conventional approaches to sustainable development – and accelerate progress if deployed responsibly.
In a session at the Sustainable Development Impact Summit, HRH Prince of Wales shared six levers of a Marshall-like plan to help save the planet.
Travelers have a new awareness of safety and the global good. Travel organizations and businesses could use this moment to encourage travelers to keep sustainability in mind.
COVID showed us the world can mobilize to tackle a major threat - can we do the same to beat climate change and inequality? A panel of experts think so.
If society is to see meaningful, durable change, business must do more than alter social media avatars and deploy timely, clever marketing.
It's become harder to get global consensus on our biggest problems. India's Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Argentina's Susana Malcorra debate how to 'reset' co-operation.