9:30am - 10:30am Building Markets in an Uncertain World - The role of capital, government and civil society
Friday Mar 2
We live in times of great uncertainty, in the last two decades, close to 1.1 billion people have moved out of extreme poverty. Reports state that these populations now have greater access to basic services and improved life expectancies. However in spite of such progress, we continue to have over 800Mn hungry people globally, 800 maternal deaths every 24 hours and immense wastage of food. This combined with growing nationalist agendas as seen through elections across the emerging and developed world, makes the need for capital, governments and civil society to play a more collaborative and active role. The 3 lynchpins of every economy have to hold each other accountable to higher standards of inclusion and sustainability.