2024 began with world leaders gathering in Davos with their sights on ‘rebuilding trust’ and driving public-private cooperation.
Goals House returned to our established home at the Golf Club for the fifth time where we convened discussions and debates to explore solutions to the world’s most pressing issues; from climate change and extreme weather, the preservation of democracy, global health, nature and biodiversity, the role of AI, financial inclusion, gender equity, and much more.
Over four packed days, we collaborated with partners including Bank of America, ProjectEveryone, EY, HSBC, Google, Mastercard, UBS,Salesforce, FinancialTimes, Mubadala, Global Citizen, WashingtonPost, and many many more to host impactful sessions each calling for action that drives the Sustainable Development Goals.
Complementing the official agenda, sessions focused how data and AI can rewrite a better climate future; the preservation of democracy through 2024, the biggest election year in history; the declining health, safety, and wellbeing of women worldwide; how to shift to nature-centred economies that can prevent increasing nature loss; unlocking opportunity and alleviating challenges in carbon markets; and the investment opportunities in innovative marine technology and ocean energy.
We welcomed old and new members of the Goals House community through the doors including Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank; Samantha Power, Administrator of USAID; Sir Tony Blair, Former PM of the UK; HRH Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Rachel Reeves, Shadow Chancellor; David Cameron, UK Foreign Secretary, plus performers Angélique Kidjo, Sting, Wyclef Jean, and will.i.am.