The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making. The inconsistencies, inadequacies and contradictions of multiple systems –from health and financial to energy and education – are more exposed than ever amidst a global context of concern for lives, livelihoods and the planet. Leaders find themselves at a historic crossroads, managing short-term pressures against medium- and long-term uncertainties.
As we enter a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons. Drawing from the vision and vast expertise of the leaders engaged across the Forum’s communities, the Great Reset initiative has a set of dimensions to build a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.
The World Economic Forum has developed a reputation as a trusted platform for informed collaboration and cooperation between all stakeholders – reinforced by a track record of success over five decades. The Forum now offers its experience in building purpose-driven communities in service of the extraordinary challenge and opportunity the world faces for a “Great Reset”. The Forum provides an unparalleled platform for creating, shaping and delivering collaborative solutions for the future through its:
Status as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation
Hub for cutting-edge ideas, expertise and knowledge resources tools
Leadership in enabling stakeholder capitalism and delivering solutions to global challenges
Authority in shaping and leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Great Reset Dialogues
In the run-up to the Annual Meeting, the Forum will host a virtual series: “The Great Reset Dialogues”.
These dialogues are a joint initiative of the World Economic Forum and HRH The Prince of Wales.
During these dialogues, various key stakeholders will discuss core dimensions of The Great Reset.
Why some companies leapt to support the COVID-19 response
Organizations can learn from the pandemic to better leverage their capabilities in supporting both emergency response and longer-term economic recovery.
How COVID-19 is making companies act for the long term
Companies are making decisions that serve long-term communal interests, rather than focusing on the short-term interests of shareholders.
Great Reset: What university entrepreneurship can bring to the post-COVID world
University-led, scientific entrepreneurship has contributed to the fight against COVID-19 and must play a lead role in the global response to the pandemic.
Will COVID-19 usher in a new culture of outdoor living and dining?
Could the pandemic kickstart a societal change where people take more time outside? A rise in active lifestyles has already been seen, with an influx of cycling in cities.
How green entrepreneurs can help the Great Reset: Nico Rosberg on this week's World Vs Virus podcast
COVID-19 has brought into greater focus the need to make our economies more environmentally sustainable, says former Formula 1 world champion and green investor Nico Rosberg.
What is systemic racism, and how can we combat it?
Systemic racism affects the job opportunities, pay and even the health of ethnic minorities. But what is it and will things change?
Tackling the harder-to-abate sectors: join the conversation on 7 July
Reducing emissions from transport and heavy industry is crucial to a zero-carbon future. Find out more at the Virtual Industry Transition Day on 7 July.
Three paths to restart
Three strategies have emerged to defeat COVID-19, with different approaches to managing tradeoffs between health outcomes and economic and societal costs.
Air pollution kills 7 million people a year - and probably makes COVID-19 more deadly: this week's World Vs Virus podcast
Air pollution may well be making the pandemic worse, but we now have an opportunity to tackle the problem that itself kills 7 million people a year.