The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are similar in terms of their global scale, the exponential growth of their impacts, the need for decisive action, the importance of scientific evidence, the risks to all parts of the economy, and the existential threat to the less affluent sections of society.
Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials at the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. Its activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society.