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Deloitte and the World Economic Forum

Making an impact on the global agenda

Deloitte is a long-standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF is an international organisation that connects leaders from business, government, society and academia, to shape global, regional and industry agendas. WEF and its strategic partners work collaboratively to address issues of global importance and inspire action to improve the state of the world.

Drawing on Deloitte’s experience and capabilities from across our network, we help WEF address critical global challenges through our contributions to WEF communities, initiatives and participation in events throughout the year - including the Annual Meeting at Davos. As a strategic partner, we work with a broad spectrum of global decision makers to develop frameworks, ideas and approaches that address some of the world’s most pressing and complex challenges.

Featured Content

This report puts forward a set of principles and practices to inform how investors should think and what investors should do to engage Indigenous peoples and their knowledge in conservation and restoration of landscapes.

In this new study, we explore the implications of technology-driven risk originating in five sectors (banking, capital markets, payments, insurance and investment management), and investigate the regional implications of critical cross-sector risks.

Issues

As the world navigates through a global pandemic and unprecedented challenges, Deloitte joins forces with WEF and its partners and others to determine priorities and generate insights that will help stakeholders make informed decisions on critical issues. Using the depth of experience and broad capabilities of the Deloitte network, we are able to contribute to solutions for complex challenges.

The toolkit emphasises the importance of prioritising quantum risk alongside existing risks and advocates for a global, cross-border approach to cybersecurity and governing quantum risk. It provides organisations with a framework to assess their quantum readiness and identifies steps to prioritise and enhance their quantum security measures.

A new report, that provides a pragmatic on the non-tariff barriers encountered with border and customs services that can be exponentially improved through digital transformation to increase intra-Africa trade.

This latest report in the series, outlines key steps to assist chairs incorporate nature as core to business strategy, including questions for chairs to use to navigate nature conversations in the boardroom and with executive leaders.

This paper explores the common risks and pressures businesses are facing in light of the sustainability transition. Learn how company board members can create resilience by ensuring integrity of—and trust in the climate actions of their organisations.

Perspectives

Deloitte leaders and experts share their point of views on prominent themes and current debates featured on the WEF Agenda platform. Featured items such as impact stories, podcasts and videos showcase other Deloitte and WEF initiatives.

Arindam Guha, Retired India Partner and Government and Public Sector Leader, Deloitte
Dr Debashish Biswas, India Government and Public Sector Partner, Deloitte

Rebekah Cheney, Climate Governance Lead, Deloitte

Alfredo Molina Ledesma, LATAM Infrastructure & Capital Projects Partner, Deloitte

Initiatives

WEF has launched numerous private, public, and multi-stakeholder initiatives to identify and address global issues. These initiatives provide a platform for stakeholders interact, exchange knowledge and ideas, and respond to evolving issues. As a WEF strategic partner, Deloitte plays a leadership role in many of these initiatives and communities – from contributing insights that shape the global agenda to scoping project collaborations alongside the most relevant leaders and experts.

The IBC brings together a diverse group of chief executive officers from the most engaged WEF partner companies for in-depth peer exchanges on global issues. Read the WEF IBC Statement to learn more about the community. 

The Community of Chairpersons (CoC) was established in recognition of the evolving role of the chairperson and the increasing importance of governance. The CoC is a group of non-executive chairpersons from WEF's strategic partner companies.

The First Movers Coalition is a public-private partnership between the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, WEF and over 30 global businesses to invest in innovative green technologies so they are available for massive scale-up by 2030 to enable net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) is the leading business voice on anti-corruption and transparency. Collaborating across industries, PACI works with business leaders, international organizations, and governments to address corruption, transparency, and emerging-market risks.

The Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders is a global network of chief executive officers from diverse industry sectors and regions who are using their positions and influence to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient global economy.

The Crypto Sustainability Coalition investigates, collates and highlights industry standards, best practices and examples of tangible action that attest to how web3 technologies can support communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. 

The Global Collaboration Village was created to enhance more sustained public-private cooperation and spur action to drive impact at scale, this global village will not replace the need to meet face-to-face but will instead supplement and extend our ability to connect regardless of where we are physically located around the world.

The Centre for the New Economy and Society’s strategic direction is guided by an Advisory Board, comprised of nearly 30 leaders from business, government and civil society.  The CNES aims to shape prosperous, resilient and equitable economies and societies that create opportunities for all.

The Global Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs is a collaborative effort to support and stand by social entrepreneurs as critical first responders and as pioneers of a new economic reality. 

The Network of Global Future Councils are an interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting  innovative thinking to shape a sustainable and inclusive future.

Council members:    

  • Technology Policy (Beena Ammanath)

Former GFC members:

  • Stephanie Allen (Healthy Ageing and Longevity),  
  • Elizabeth Baca (Biotechnology)
  • Bill Eggers (Agile Governance),
  • Kavitha (KP) Prabhakar (Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion)
  • Colin Soutar (Cybersecurity)

The Expert Network has been developed as a community to foster systems leadership and collaboration. It is designed to promote innovative thinking about the future, challenge conventional wisdom, and develop new ideas and projects.

The Quantum Computing Network is a multi-stakeholder network accelerating responsible deployment of quantum computing applications by sharing knowledge and experiences to develop ideas and forge collaborations

Newsroom

Explore our latest news and stories covering our collaboration with WEF.

The World Economic Forum is launching the Centre for Trustworthy Technology in Austin, Texas. Its mission is to promote responsible production and use of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning and quantum computing

Some 39 organisations today signed the Global Health Equity Network Zero Health Gaps Pledge at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos and committed to take concerted action to advance health equity globally.

Events