Geneva, Switzerland, 6 October 2020 – Today, the World Economic Forum launched 40 Global Future Councils that enable experts worldwide to work together to shape “The Great Reset” in the post-COVID-19 era.
The Network of Global Future Councils brings together more than 1,000 experts from 31 industries and 81 countries and serves as a brain trust for leaders from all walks of life. The World Economic Forum is providing the Councils a platform for advancing multi-stakeholder collaboration and systems thinking which are needed more than ever to respond to rapid social and technological change.
During their 2020-2021 term, members will contribute insight and ideas for the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset Initiative to help leaders and the global public to better understand, address and prepare for the post-COVID world. “Global Future Councils demonstrate that combining inter-disciplinary collaboration with evidence-based approaches can lead to us to a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future,” said Lee Howell, Managing Director, World Economic Forum.
The 2020-2021 term is comprised of 40 councils around themes such as the “New Agenda for Economic Growth and Recovery”; “Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion”; “Net-Zero Transition”; and “Artificial Intelligence for Humanity.” Each council has 20-30 experts from academia, government, international organizations, business and civil society. The 2020-2021 term runs from October 2020 to September 2021. Over the past year, council members from the previous term worked with various Forum communities and engaged the global public through their work, which included over 40 reports and community papers and nearly 200 World Economic Forum Agenda articles. You can find out more about their impact in the Network of Global Future Councils 2019-2020 Annual Report.
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