Former: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway; Minister of Trade and Industry; Minister of the Environment; Deputy Chairman, Norwegian Conservative Party; Member, Storting, Norwegian Parliament; Member, Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs and Deputy Chairman, Standing Committee on Energy and Environment; Chairman, UN Commission on Sustainable Development; Secretary-General, Norwegian Red Cross; International Vice-Chairman, China Council for Int'l Cooperation on Environment and Development (advisory board to the State Council); Chairman of the Board, Mesta (Norway's largest company in infrastructure maintenance); Member of the Board Norwegian School of Economics; Managing Director, World Economic Forum. Member of the Board, Statoil. Member of the UN High-level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child. Political Adviser to Conservative Party Chairman; Chairman, Young Conservatives; CFO, KB-entrepreneur; Member, Municipal Executive Board, Trondheim; BA Norwegian Univ. of Science and Tech. Since 2017, President, World Economic Forum. Member, Harvard International Negotiation Program, Core Advisory Council (since 2018). Recipient of awards and honours, including: Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico (2018); Grand Cross of the Order of San Carlos, Colombia (2018); Commander, Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav (2005); Cavaliere Di Gran Croce, Italy (2005); Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix, Greece (2004); "Gift to the Earth", WWF (2004).View the profile
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DAVOS 2020 Closing Remarks: The Road Ahead
Speaker: Børge Brende
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Air France, it's almost surreal that this 50th meeting annual meeting of the world economic forum is coming to his class has been truly remarkable. It was a remarkable due to the real progress that be created together on the spectrum of issues Republic private collaboration is crucial. We laid the basis for a decade of delivery. only inclusive growth Is National Business Council incorporating hundred and forty of the world's largest companies agreed to support efforts to develop a core set of common metric system disclosures that could be used to measure private-sector progress
against environmental social and governance goals. The Forum became a founding partner this week long side refinitiv and the United Nations of the future of sustainable data Alliance the Lions focuses on improving the quality of climate and environmental data for companies and investors The devil's friends of Africa growth platform was long with the support of the presence of Botswana in Ghana to promote entrepreneurship in Africa. The platform in Mitchell Target is to reach 1 million and tripping Yours by the end of 2020.
A strategic partnership with song between the world economic forum and the hours today to accelerate progress towards inclusive and sustainable growth globally. 42 organizations including businesses from mining Automotive chemical and energy that have a combined revenue of a trillion dollars agreed on ten important guiding principles reinforcing environmental stewardship sustainable development and respect for human rights in the global battery value chain. Most kills in war
and revolution was launched to provide better education skills and jobs to a billion people by 2030 the initial backing of the garments of Brazil Franz india-pakistan the Russian Federation and UAE and the US and many import companies. Six leading platform companies became founding signatures of the for instructor of principles for good platform work. The valuable 500 initiative of companies committed to placing disability inclusion in their leadership agendas that was launched
last year in Davos announced 241 companies from 24 countries have now pledged their support. on trade ministers in Davos announce negotiations between 99 economist On the new international agreement on investment facilitation by the WTO the agreement aims at making it easier for investment to flow between economies while increasing its development impact. As the US and France agreed that the tone on digital taxation during the annual meeting the Forum received a mandate from multi-stakeholder Partners to photo build understanding
an input to the international tax return every forms. The Forum partnered with the Japanese government to launch a multi-stakeholder effort to find practical method to enable data free flow with trust and this is in support of the Osaka track process that lives in at the G20 in 2019. Civil Society the Schwab foundation for social entrepreneurship and nouns that it's Community has improved the lives of more than 622 million people in 190 countries since 2000. Congratulations
for your leadership examples of impact include Distributing 6.7 billion in loans of value of products and services mitigating more 190 million tons of CO2 improving education for more than 226 million Children and Youth improving energy access for more than a hundred million people and driving social inclusion 4 / 225 million people again. Congratulations to death Rob social entrepreneurs under the leadership of the chairperson Hitler drop. On combating climate change and
you may multi-stakeholder at 4 a.m. That supporting efforts to grow conserve and restore Trillium trees by the end of the decade was announced truly historic within the first days of his launch Columbia and how to plant a hundred and eighty million trees by Twenty twenty-two Salesforce committed to plant a hundred million trees. Maybe not only himself, but he was the force behind it. Pakistan billion trees additionally 1T was supported by the US and Saudi Arabia as part of his 320 presidency.
The forms network of global Shapers. I think we all have seen them very Dynamic young people also commented to planting 1 million trees themselves by 2021 across 400 hubs worldwide community of 10,000 Global shapers. New members signed up to the forums community of see Co climate leaders. The community is committed to helping companies meet the Paris climate. The sustainable Marcus in this city bike buy a sustainable markets console was launched by his Royal Highness Prince Charles in collaboration with the world economic Forum with the goal of bringing about the
transition to sustainable financial markets and Rapid industry decarbonization. The next Euro Isotoner Alliance of 16 Pension funds and ensures committed to helping achieve the Paris climate goals added the Church of England and generally as new members that aligns portfolio no stands for staggering 4.3 trillion US dollars. That's walking the talk. The Farms Advanced manufacturing and production Community launched the carbon reduction in manufacturing initiative to achieve a goal of cutting carbon emissions in
manufacturing by 50% by 2030. On the sustainable development goals Frontier 2013 was launched as a platform to Leverage The Technologies of the for IR to accelerate. The sdgs is led by you and the p in partnership with the garments of Botswana South Korea and Norway as well as private sector commitment from range of competence. The food action Alliance was launched by the world economic Forum International fund for agriculture development. He fought Over 20 global
leaders agreed to strengthen the sustainability of the world's Food Systems through better nutrition climate adaptation and access to finance. A new multi-stakeholder partnership sdg 500 was launched to mobilize 500 million u.s. Dollars towards achieving the sdgs in emerging markets for series of six Splendid Finance funds. It was also very important meetings on how to make sure that the fourth Industrial Revolution was also and major has major positive impact on growth in the basketball towns piece platform for Africa was also launched and the olsat had a very important meeting on
Syria how to build back better Technologies the foreign partner with a community of 40 Central bank's International organizations academic researchers and financial institutions to create a framework to help central banks evaluate the sine and potentially deploy Central Bank digital currency. The Forum in collaboration with hundred stakeholders produced and pouring a i tool kit to help board members better understand the positive and negative implications of deploying artificial
intelligence Partners of the center for the fourth Industrial Revolution Global Network including Brazil Colombia, Japan and Saudia Arabia expanded their commitment to ensuring responsible and ethical governance of smart City Technologies Trudeau G20 Global smart cities Alliance on technology. Also this led by the world economic forum. The Weather Channel Mike for on global AI console launched in 2019 collaborated with UNICEF to create guidelines for a I supported toys for
under 7 years old as well as identifying young people under the age of 18 to sit on a global youth Council. I'm sorry for security at Groupon. I'm going to end today not tomorrow is a long list, but we're getting there on cybersecurity a group of private sector leaders from leading cyber security companies Services providers and Global corporations along with leading law enforcement agencies Interpol and europol agreed to work together with the foreign through 2022 Foster a global
public-private alliance against cyber crime. A group of telecommunication stakeholders and doors new principals combating High while I'm cyber attacks that could protect up to 1 billion consumers in hundred and eighty countries this matters. The partnership for Global at gbti a quality, which was launched in doubles last year to accelerate inclusion for lgbti people announced it has grown is membership to 15 international business has also joined us in its at 8 this afternoon. lost topic
on saving lives the world economic forum and now instead partnership with the global CEO initiative to form a coalition to accelerate treatments for Alzheimer's disease treated ending workplace tuberculosis and multi-sector initiative aimed at tapping into the business Community to help stop TB in Contra this proper OSHA disproportionately hits by the deceased. I'm lost but extremely important. Seppi the Coalition for epidemic preparedness innovations that was lost in divorce in
2017. And that developed a vaccine against Ebola today announces tree programs to develop falsely vaccines against for Anna Faris. very consequential Liz Sanchez, man when the 50th anniversary is coming to his clothes. We were also reflecting. all the gifts Tower founder and executive chairman Professor class drop and we realize that these results that I know mention are the best way to honor the spirit of God swap been initiated the world economic Forum in 1971. Congratulations Plus.
Difference on behalf of class and myself. Thank you for your commitment. Improving the state of the world and a big thank you to my colleagues at the world economic Forum without them and their hard work. We could not put this thing together self. Let's also give everyone that does work 24/7 in preparation and delivery of this meeting at Big Apple.
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