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.
Deloitte leaders from around the globe participated in a variety of discussions with other world leaders with the goal of driving meaningful, measurable, positive change and cooperation in a fragmented world.
Health equity requires communities, government, civil society and the private sector to come together to drive systems change. Together they can target the root causes of disparity and the non-medical drivers of health to achieve health equity.
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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.
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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.
Quantum computing will enable great innovations in the future, but it will be accompanied by risks. The potential of quantum computing to break the security of common activities in our daily lives could have severe consequences.
The conversation has shifted from reporting progress on ESG indicators to embedding ESG metrics into core business strategies. The Forum’s International Business Council has identified 21 core stakeholder capitalism metrics – critical ESG indicators which companies can report on, regardless of industry or region.
Limiting warming to as close to 1.5°C as possible presents a rare, once-in-a-generation opportunity to reorient the global economy for more sustainable, resilient and equitable growth. If we take decisive climate action now, there is potential to gain $43 trillion in net present value to the global economy by 2070.
ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance - reporting is increasingly essential – and even required. Yet, without definitive standards, sustainability reporting remains complex – and a barrier to progress. Ahead of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos 2022, business leaders provided insights on how companies can track and deliver on ESG promises.
Climate change warnings and the current energy crisis have highlighted the urgent need for clean energy solutions. From buildings to cars to neighbourhoods, energy solutions are emerging from urban innovation projects with the potential for global scalability.
Global health inequity is widening due to the pandemic, migration and climate change. Business has a responsibility – and an interest – in promoting health equity. It needs a shared language to measure and activate health equity in an ESG framework.
Quantum computing could upend existing assumptions about the security of the blockchain. In the wrong hands, sophisticated attackers could seize cryptos directly from a wallet, or even as they are traded from one wallet to another.
Company boards can cut through the clutter and provide strategic direction on climate change. A recent Deloitte survey shows only half of board members consider themselves 'climate-literate'.
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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.
International Business Council (IBC)
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.
Community of Chairpersons (CoC)
The CoC was established in recognition of the evolving role of the chairperson and the increasing importance of governance. The CoC is a diverse group of non-executive chairpersons from WEF's strategic partner companies.
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders
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.
First Movers Coalition
The First Movers Coalition is a public-private partnership between the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, the World Economic Forum 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.
Global Future Councils (GFCs)
GFCs is an interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting new ideas for achieving a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future. The network brings together more than 1000 thought leaders to form thematic councils. Deloitte is a member of the GFCs on Agile Governance, Healthy Ageing and Longevity, Cybersecurity, Systemic Inequalities and Social Cohesion.
Centre for Cybersecurity
The Centre fosters dialog and collaboration across the global cybersecurity community in both the public and private sectors. Strategic priorities include strengthening global cooperation, understanding new technologies, and building cyber resilience.
New Economy and Society (NES)
The NES platform focuses on growth and competitiveness; education, skills, and work; and equality and inclusion. Working together, stakeholders deepen their understanding of complex issues, shape new models and standards, and drive scalable, collaborative action for systemic change.
Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI)
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.
Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition
This Coalition provides a crucial mechanism for top executives and public leaders across the aviation value chain to partner on transition to sustainable aviation fuels and carbon-neutral flying. The Coalition was officially launched during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York in September 2019.
Explore our latest news and stories covering our collaboration with WEF.
New report launched by World Economic Forum at the Annual Meeting in Davos calls for public-private partnerships to drive more integrated digital reforms
Farmers must be at the centre of solutions to reverse these trends; if they are supported to take climate-smart actions, the EU could restore soil health of over 14% of its total agricultural land to fight future food shocks and add up to €9.3 billion annually to farmers’ incomes by 2030
Start-up funding in Africa topped $1.2 billion in 2020 – a six-fold increase in five years, but still less than 1% of the value that US start-ups raised. The continent’s research and development (R&D) investment is only a quarter of the global average
Artificial Intelligence creates new opportunities but also raises new risks for businesses and society The toolkit aims to help executives take advantage of opportunities and understand the risks of AI by asking a series of key questions
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The World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos is an annual opportunity for leaders across business and government to come together to discuss solutions to the world’s most pressing economic and social challenges. Deloitte joins these global leaders and participates in discussions and events designed to develop meaningful and measurable solutions to these challenges.