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Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab

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Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, is co-author of The Great Narrative: For a Better Future (Forum Publishing, 2022).

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  1. Envisioning Governance 4.0
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    Envisioning Governance 4.0

    Jan 17, 2022 Klaus Schwab argues that tackling today’s global challenges will require a transformation of institutions and leadership.

  2. An Interview with Klaus Schwab
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    An Interview with Klaus Schwab

    Feb 9, 2021 Klaus Schwab praises New Zealand’s Living Standards Framework, suggests how companies can help address inequality, and offers reasons for hope that stakeholder capitalism is gaining ground.

  3. A New “Year Zero”
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    A New “Year Zero”

    Jan 12, 2021 Klaus Schwab identifies three broad trends that could set the stage for a global renewal of historic proportions.

  4. Post-COVID Capitalism
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    Post-COVID Capitalism

    Oct 12, 2020 Klaus Schwab thinks that now is the time to start reassessing sacred cows and disposing of defunct ideologies.

  5. Time for a Great Reset
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    Time for a Great Reset

    Jun 3, 2020 Klaus Schwab views the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to build healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable systems.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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