Deloitte at Davos: 2012 participation
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012
Deloitte has an opportunity to play a significant part in furthering the mission of the World Economic Forum at Davos to "improve the state of the world." Specifically, Deloitte will introduce a new conversation about what business is for, exploring how business impacts and shapes society and plays a crucial role in solving some of the world’s most challenging issues. This is a discussion about business in the wider fabric of society, and how it helps improve lives and drive progress. Key to facilitating this change is inspiring and engaging the Millennial generation–the people who will be at the forefront of building a prosperous, sustainable society for the future.
DTTL Global CEO Barry Salzberg will join the Deloitte delegation at Davos, which also includes:
- Joe Echevarria, CEO, Deloitte LLP in the United States
- Yoriko Goto, Managing Partner, Financial Services Industry, Deloitte Japan
- Martin Plendl, CEO, Deloitte Germany
- David Sproul, CEO, Deloitte UK
The New Context for Leadership
On Wednesday, 25 January, Global CEO Barry Salzberg will participate in “The New Context for Leadership,” a panel discussion on the fundamental changes that the art and science of leadership are undergoing in the 21st century.
Dimensions to be addressed include:
- Promoting purpose-driven leadership
- Collaborating across the multistakeholder spectrum
- Revealing inspiring role models for the current generation
Moderated by: Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School, United Kingdom
Additional panel participants:
- Peter T. Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg, United States
- Dipak C. Jain, Dean, INSEAD, France
- Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International, United Kingdom
- Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University, United States
Business, Governance, and Leadership: New Pressures and Realities
Also on 25 January, Barry Salzberg will serve as a discussion leader during a World Economic brainstorming session, "Business, Governance, and Leadership: New Pressures and Realities." During the session, Salzberg—along with a host of government, education, business, and professional services leaders from around the globe—will explore three questions:
- What is society's expectation of business?
- What should the role of business in society be?
- What needs to change in terms of business's responsibility towards its stakeholders and vice versa?
The discussion will be facilitated by BBC World News presenter Nik Gowing.
Deloitte Industry teams from Financial Services, Consumer Business, and Life Sciences and Health Care are official advisors to the Forum’s Industry Partnerships program, sharing intellectual capital and contributing research to various project initiatives. Deloitte global industry leaders attending Davos participate in high-level discussions and offer thought leaderships pieces on current global issues. Learn more about WEF's industry partnership program.
World Economic Forum Partnership Against Corruption Initiative (PACI)
The PACI's mission is to develop multi-industry principles and practices that will result in a competitive level playing field, based on integrity, fairness, and ethical conduct. The PACI places the private sector in a unique position to guide governments' and international organizations' strategies and policies on anticorruption and has built strong relationships with the key players and institutions from the global anticorruption landscape. Steve Almond, Chairman of the DTTL Board of Directors, will participate in the PACI meeting at Davos.