The World Economic Forum (WEF) held their 50th annual conference this year in Davos Switzerland, which happened to be its place of birth in 1971.
So, What! You might say. Well let’s look a little closer…
The WEF’s mission/motto is “committed to improving the state of the world” – by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”. It is a membership-based organization, and membership is made up of the world’s largest corporations.
The conference was held at the end of January in Davos, a mountain resort in the Swiz Alps. This year’s meeting consisted of around 3,000 business leaders, international political leaders, economists, celebrities and journalists from around the world and went for five days of meetings to discuss global issues, across 500 sessions.
the WEF also holds “six to eight regional meetings each year in locations across Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and India and holds two further annual meetings in China and the United Arab Emirates. Beside meetings, the organization provides a platform for leaders from all stakeholder groups from around the world – business, government and civil society – to collaborate on multiple projects and initiatives. It also produces a series of reports and engages its members in sector-specific initiatives.“
“Over the last fifty years, Davos has reflected the key events of world history, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of economic globalization and runaway climate change. It has helped avert a war between Greece and Turkey, built economic bridges around the world, hosted a handshake that sealed the end of apartheid, launched an alliance that has vaccinated 700 million children, and given a platform to leading environmentalists”.
Sounds like a good thing, well that is probably how it started when it’s founder Professor Klaus Schwab’s a German economics professor and engineer, had the bright idea of the “stakeholder theory” which is: a company should serve all its stakeholders, not just its shareholders: but employees, suppliers, and the community. The idea took off, it is called “stakeholder capitalism” and is the guiding principle of the World Economic Forum.
However, the meetings are not without critics and questions are asked: “regarding the public cost of security, the formation of a wealthy global elite without attachment points to the broader societies, undemocratic decision processes, gender issues and a lack of financial transparency.”(1)
For WEF’s history over the last 50 years please check the link below:
The next forum is planned for 2021 and brings big changes!
The theme for 2021 is: THE GREAT RESET
THE GREAT RESET… Enters the world stage on the back of the COVID-19 virus, the collapsed of the world economy, climate change and social disunity such as racial insecurities like BLACK LIVES Matter rallies.
It might appear to some that what they are saying is the answer; … “The Great Reset is a welcome recognition that this human tragedy (COVID-19) must be a wake-up call. We must build … sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and the many other global changes we face,” said António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations.
“In order to secure our future and to prosper, we need to evolve our economic model …. If there is one critical lesson to learn from this crisis, it is … how we operate. We simply can’t waste more time,” said HRH The Prince of Wales.
“This global pandemic has also demonstrated again how interconnected we are. We have to restore a functioning system … to address the challenges of the next 50 years. The Great Reset will require … common interest, purpose and action,” said Schwab (founder of WEF) “We need a change of mindset, moving from short-term to long-term thinking, … Environmental, social and good governance have to be … part of corporate, governmental accountability,” he added.
On June 3rd this year. Adrian Monck, World Economic Forum,firstname.lastname@example.org, wrote ….
* “The Great Reset” is a commitment to jointly and urgently build the foundations of our economic and social system for a more fair, sustainable and resilient future.
* It requires a new social contract … where societal progress does not fall behind economic development.
* The global health crisis has laid bare longstanding ruptures in our economies and societies, and created a social crisis…”
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF) said, “We only have one planet and we know that climate change could be the next global disaster with even more dramatic consequences for humankind. We have to decarbonize the economy in the short window still remaining …, “COVID-19 has accelerated our transition into the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We have to make sure that … the digital, biological and physical world … serve society …, providing everyone with fair access,” he said.
I don’t know about you, but these are worrying projections in my view. All this has a distinct communistic, One World Government flavour, in which nations will lose their autonomy, yet it is conveniently being pushed to a position of urgency. There is more to this summit than meets the eye! Click the link below to see what SKY NEWS has to say:
THE GREAT RESET: Davos & the Plot to Cancel Trump
Written by: Yvonne Gentle