Equipping global governance with integrity

With the World Economic Forum (WEF) opening the doors to its annual meeting today, more than 2500 participants of government, business, media, academia and civil society are gathering in Davos to look for solutions on pressing issues.

Our chair Huguette Labelle, and our Managing Director Cobus de Swardt have already arrived. We’ll be getting their opinions on this blog over the next couple of days so that they can tell you what’s happening at the WEF.

They will ensure that transparency and integrity are built in as fundamental building blocks when sustainable development is discussed. It is great to see the case for more transparency in government, business and society part of the discussion about what should be kept private and what made public, Eric Pfanner writes in the New York Times today.

Even the World Economic Forum itself has increasingly opened up through the “Open Forum” and its YouTube based Davos Debates! Something Cobus de Swardt has been advocating for at last year’s meeting. Huguette has already made her contribution to Davos Debates and on Friday will take part in an Open Forum discussion Can We Fight Corruption: the debate has already begun.

We have also reflected at what this year’s conference theme Shared Norms for a New Reality means for us. Have a look.

Which are the most pressing issues the WEF should address? Let us know here and we’ll feed them back to Davos.

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