January saw the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting return to the snow in Davos, with world leaders and business leaders convening to discuss the bold collective action needed to tackle multiple ongoing global crises, and what government, business and civil society can do at this critical inflection point, to improve the state of the world.
The Annual Meeting set the global agenda for 2023, focussing on a wide range of key topics including sustainability, following up on the commitments made at COP27, with a strong focus on the global south.
Since WEF last convened in May 2022, we’ve seen the gap in education rise in low-income countries, a regression in rights for women and girls, war in Europe, and millions more falling into poverty as a result of record-high inflation and food prices. Davos 2023 built on conversations about how to tackle these unprecedented global events, and how to combat those on the horizon. With leaders from the public and private sectors present, the role of public-private cooperation will be front and centre in the discussions.
Goals House returned to its location in Davos Golf Club, for the fourth iteration of Davos House. During WEF, we hosted a series of events including panel discussions, breakfasts, lunches, drinks receptions, dinners, nightcaps, and a studio for ‘in conversations’.