“A Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust” as theme at the World Economic Forum
The WEF, which every year had been held in Davos, Switzerland, had to change for the first time to a totally virtual format, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It does not prevent the participation of the foremost world leaders and referents, heads of state, businessmen and representatives of non-governmental organizations, among them, the executive director of the Fundación Paraguaya, Martín Burt, who will be present for the fifteenth consecutive year, being the only Paraguayan in constantly taking part in this meeting organized by the Schwab Foundation.
The pandemic that the world is going through since last year and whose progression does not stop, stands out as a key issue for virtual tables. The structural inequalities that have marked this situation, which shows a fairer reform of the social and economic systems, is a predominant theme in the discussions within the Forum, which seeks to rebuild the trust of society, in what it considers a crucial year.
Another important issue to be addressed and that aims at opening a debate is the generation of fairer companies and resetting the post-pandemic economy, and in that sense, the Executive Director of the Fundación Paraguaya believes that it is key to involve the collaborators of the organizations: “Improving waste management, involving its collaborators in decision-making, improving quality levels, paying fair prices to suppliers, are some measures that are being applied in our country.” (source, Infonegocios Digital.)
For Martín Burt, it is necessary to generate better companies to provide a sustainable and inclusive environment: “The first thing that has to be done is to remove the sole focus on profitability and add projects that benefit its internal structure and the direct environment, in the short, medium and long term.” (source, Infonegocios Digital.)
The Forum’s Agenda will also mark other topics of global interest, such as the launch of some initiatives, including accelerating the race towards zero emissions, defending new norms of social justice, and closing the digital divide.