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The premiere of our new bi-monthly show Global Agenda, produced in close editorial partnership with the World Economic Forum, looks at how to tackle global issues in an increasingly fragmented world.
Olivia Chang
Amidst the chaos, India to reap rewards of political stability
In a packed episode of Global Agenda, we travel to India to find out how the world’s second most populous country may soon grow faster than ever. We also preview the 50th edition of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, and Urs Gredig hands the show’s reins over to new host Olivia Chang.
Urs Gredig
Getting finance sustainable and avoiding greenwashing
In our newest episode of Global Agenda, we’re at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York where we take a closer look at sustainable finance and how it creates value in economic, environmental, and social terms. Are banks and investors really walking the walk?
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Mobilizing Action for Inclusive Societies
Every day, new citizens’ movements are forming that challenge the status quo. How can leaders across sectors advance solutions to make economies and society more equitable? Special session at the 2019 Sustainable Development Impact Summit with Alan Jope (Chief Executive Officer, Unilever), Sharan Burrow (General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation), Ignazio Cassis (Federal Councillor for Foreign Affairs, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland), Alessandra Orofino (Co-Founder and Executive Director, Meu Rio), Børge Brende (President, World Economic Forum), Melati Wijsen (Co-Founder, Bye Bye Plastic Bags), Jesper Brodin (Chief Executive Officer and President, Ingka Group (IKEA Retail, Ingka Centres, Ingka Investments)), Phillip Atiba Goff (Co-Founder and President, Center for Policing Equity)
Urs Gredig
Melati Wijsen: “There is a deep frustration within all of us”
Bye Bye Plastic Bags co-founder Melati Wijsen co-chaired WEF’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2019 in New York. Global Agenda asked the young Indonesian activist what the “Greta generation” expects. Melati says that governments and corporations are not doing enough to fight climate change.
Urs Gredig
Is the sustainability trend here to stay?
At the World Economic Forum’s recent Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York, business leaders and politicians discussed how to implement the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. In this edition we find out how they intend to do it.
Urs Gredig
Women’s rights a big topic at the WEF’s Africa summit this year
When the World Economic Forum met in Cape Town for its annual conference in autumn it was at a crucial time for many African women. In South Africa, for example, thousands took to the streets to protest the government’s failure to deal with rising violence against women. No wonder the topic of equality was very high on the forum’s agenda as well.
Urs Gredig
Africa is where foreign investment still growing, says WEF president
At the annual World Economic Forum on Africa, Urs Gredig asked the organization’s president Børge Brende about the strengths and challenges of the world’s youngest continent. According to Brende, a lack of opportunities offsets Africa’s strong entrepreneurial spirit, but meaningful investments may help bridge the gap.
Urs Gredig
Africa: torn between business opportunities and pressing challenges
In our newest edition of Global Agenda, Urs Gredig travels to Cape Town and visits the annual World Economic Forum on Africa. What do WEF President Børge Brende and the Roche heir André Hoffmann think of Africa’s business potential and where do they see the biggest hurdles?
Urs Gredig
How does the WEF deal with U.S.-China trade tensions?
The World Economic Forum is impartial by nature and engages with all stakeholders, some who have differing opinions. So what role could the organization play in the ongoing trade tensions between China and the U.S.? In our new show Global Agenda, we ask head of programming Lee Howell that very question.
Ana Maria Montero
How women can take a bigger role in business
In a society shaped by and for men, women find themselves as “immigrants” to the workforce, argues Irene Natividad. The president of the Global Summit of Women shares insights into how it can change. She starts by explaining why she picked Basel to host her summit.
Urs Gredig
Defining the global conversation
The premiere of our new bi-monthly show Global Agenda, produced in close editorial partnership with the World Economic Forum, looks at how to tackle global issues in an increasingly fragmented world.

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