Rethinking resilience in business

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Keeping the energy transition on track: What’s next for PPAs and business leadership in renewable energy? COVID-19 is forcing firms to reimagine resilience. Instead of trying to strengthen their ability to resist change, companies must learn how to adapt and adjust if they are to continue to exist as employers, value creators for shareholders, and […]

Human rights agenda gains traction as top business executives use their voices to call for action

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WBCSD released the second edition of its CEO Guide to Human Rights, which brings to life the business drivers for action and the tangible steps chief executives can take to ensure their companies and business partners embrace respect for human rights as an integral part of doing business and drive transformative change in people’s lives. The […]

WBCSD appoints five additional business leaders to its Executive Committee

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During our AGM, five new members were appointed to our Executive Committee, including two women: Dominic Blakemore, Group CEO, Compass Group PLC; Annica Bresky, President and CEO, Stora Enso; Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Bank; Geraldine Matchett, Co-CEO & Member of the Managing Board, DSM; and Takahito Tokita, President and CEO, Fujitsu Lt. WBCSD members also […]

WBCSD raises the bar for sustainable business leadership

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Together with its more than 200 global leading member companies, WBCSD is raising the bar of business commitment to sustainability through the set of new criteria put forward as part of WBCSD’s membership conditions. These criteria were accepted by a strong majority of the leaders of member companies during our AGM, based on the unanimous recommendation […]

Rahima Mahmut #Forum2000online

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“500 000 Uyghur children have been taken away from their parents. It makes my blood boil,” says Rahima Mahmut, Uyghur human rights activist. Forced sterilization, forced birth control, transportation of Uyghurs to Mainland China, organ harvesting, forced labour – you name it. Chinese regime, thanks to its economic power, is just too confident that no country would stand up against them. Democratic countries have the opportunity to stop all these atrocities […]

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020

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In the absence of COP, the 11th Sustainable Innovation Forum will be broadcast to you live for 5-days with short, sharp, interactive discussions. We are pleased to announce HRH Prince of Wales will be joining the Forum on Day 5. Register now for free to hear his important call to action. Featured Speakers: HRH Prince […]

International Coalition for Democratic Renewal

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We Stand in Solidarity with Taiwan Adopted in the framework of the Forum 2000 Conference, October 14, 2020 We the undersigned stand in solidarity with democratic Taiwan and urge democratic governments—in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world—to defend Taiwan’s democratic government against Beijing’s threats of aggression. We also call upon pro-democratic civil society groups everywhere to oppose this threat. In a speech last year, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary […]

Carbon Crunch 2020: Net-zero in practice

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16-19 November, 12:00-13:00   Dear Sir/Madam I would like to invite you to Mott MacDonald’s annual Carbon Crunch event which will focus on practical steps the infrastructure industry can take to achieve net-zero carbon.  More than a year after the UK government’s commitment to cut national greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero, the importance of evidence-based, attainable carbon reduction […]

The 5 Big Ideas

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„We are once again in dark, difficult, daunting times, but if we have these four: truth, solidarity, strategy and responsibility, there will be brighter times ahead.” Timothy Garton Ash The online discussions of the 24th Forum 2000 Conference “A New World Emerging? Restoring Responsibility and Solidarity” were fruitful, diverse and very dynamic. However, summarizing the meeting outcomes, we have identified 5 areas which we call “The 5 Big Ideas”. Regarding the following […]

Online Festival of Democracy 2020

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We kicked off the accompanying program of the Forum 2000 Conference, Festival of democracy, on Friday October 9, 2020, with the online discussion „New World Emerging?“. The day after, on October 10, we followed up with the debate on „The role of human rights in foreign policy“ which was, among others, attended by the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tomáš Petříček. This event was organized in cooperation with the Political Science Club FSS CUNI. The Czech Republic is often […]