The World Economic Summit (WEF) is the annual gathering of world leaders to discuss global issues, and this year, the theme was “trade and global economic growth”.
The theme of the economic summit was “How do we get there?” and as the event opened with an hour-long panel discussion, the participants decided to tackle the question: “How can we make the world a better place to live, work, and play?”.
In the panel, experts from many fields of study and business thought it was important to start with the basics of a global economy, and they were able to answer some basic questions that are often raised in the press: how do we make sure that all of us can have a healthy, safe and fulfilling life?
How can we ensure that our cities, industries and financial institutions are strong enough to withstand the impacts of climate change?
Where can we build sustainable jobs, and how can we develop sustainable and equitable economies?
What can we do to help our citizens live better lives in a sustainable world?
And where can we start?
We wanted to ask experts how we can help the world live better.
We wanted experts from across the globe to share their insights and share what they see as key areas where we can do better.
In the panel discussion moderated by the WEF president, Michelle Bachelet, we were able ask questions about the topics that are most pressing in their lives.
The panel included: • Peter Hessler, a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota who focuses on the global impact of climate, agriculture and energy; • Dan Jaffe, a partner at McKinsey who leads the firm’s Global Policy Innovation Lab; · Daniel Krasny, CEO of Global Finance and former chief economist at the IMF; and · Kostya Savitsky, managing director at the Centre for Macroeconomics and International Finance at the London School of Economics.