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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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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.
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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

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