The first time I stepped on stage at the annual Davos World Economic Forum, I was struck by the complexity and scale of issues facing developed nations and emerging countries across the globe. For an American CEO, it was a humbling experience. But, I also took it as an opportunity to reenergize myself and develop a stronger sense of global purpose.
Most recently I discussed the “social contract” for institutions and corporations around the world. You can watch the session below:
At Davos, I discussed responsibilities each corporation should take to heart: to “operate the organization with a strong emphasis on values and innovation.” In little more than half a year, the issues facing the world have continued to shift. If we could redo the session today, I’d want to hear my fellow panelists discuss:
1) Since last year, what progress have we made in the United States in articulating a new social contract?
2) Globally, what are the best emerging models for social contracts?
3) Given the unique culture of America and the political environment, can we articulate a new social contract – or will the country remain stalled in a contentious debate?