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Richard Samans

Richard Samans

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Richard Samans is a managing director of the World Economic Forum and Chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. 

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  1. Walking the Talk of Stakeholder Capitalism
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    Walking the Talk of Stakeholder Capitalism

    Jan 20, 2020 Richard Samans & Jane Nelson explain how corporate boards can start to move beyond the prevailing shareholder-primacy model.

  2. Toward People-Centered Growth
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    Toward People-Centered Growth

    Jun 13, 2019 Guy Ryder & Richard Samans outline three practical ways for governments to prepare their citizens for tomorrow's labor markets.

  3. Globalization Needs an Upgraded Operating System
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    Globalization Needs an Upgraded Operating System

    Apr 3, 2019 Richard Samans calls for a new round of global dialogue on par with the Dumbarton Oaks and Bretton Woods conferences.

  4. The Inclusive Road to Growth
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    The Inclusive Road to Growth

    Sep 7, 2015 Klaus Schwab & Richard Samans urge policymakers not to focus solely on policies that promote economic expansion.

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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.

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