Published 15 January 2019 by Dr Iqbal Survé

CAPE TOWN – Next week, the world will focus on the plush ski resort that is Davos, Switzerland, as heads of government, business magnates and civil society leaders descend upon it for the 50th staging of the World Economic Forum  (WEF).

Interesting word, “staging”, for WEF has indeed been a stage for some of the most important decisions and discussions facing our planet’s survival. This year will be no different I am sure, although this year there is an imperative, like never before, to move beyond the conversation to action before it is too late for everyone.

Under the banner of Stakeholder Capitalism: A Manifesto for a Cohesive and Sustainable World, WEF has identified three main areas deserving of the world intelligentsia’s attention. These are overcoming income inequality, societal division and climate crisis.

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