Topic Results: World Economic Forum

February 9, 2017

Davos: Seven years later

There is a Chinese proverb that says He who knows he has enough is rich; but the modern Western version of the saying seems to be: One never has enough; I deserve more; or There is always someone who has more. Over the last years, we have built a system of incentives and motives so […]

January 22, 2014

Background and potential questions for a private session with CEOs

Dr. Yvan Allaire, Executive Chair of the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) and Chair of the Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business- World Economic Forum, has prepared this context paper on the Role of Business which have been presented at the 2014 Davos summit. According to Dr. Allaire, the long-term success and survival of a business […]

January 22, 2014

What is the role of business?

Any business is a risky endeavour with an uncertain life expectancy. It has been, and should remain, a driver of innovation, a creator of wealth, a harbinger of economic freedom. The core mission of a profit-driven enterprise is not to fulfil some philanthropic duty. But neither is it solely to maximize short-term shareholder value. The […]

January 22, 2014

Davos Forum 2014

Dr. Yvan Allaire, Executive Chair of the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) and Chair of the Council on the role of business- World Economic Forum, has moderated a session entitled “CEO Dialogue on the Role of Business” organised by the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014. This session was attended by more than 100 CEO. To […]

November 4, 2013

The future of corporate governance

Large corporations can and should play a significant role in how we deal with social and environmental issues. To do this, however, they need to focus on building long-term value for all stakeholders rather than focusing on delivering short-term returns to shareholders. When managers and board of directors of widely held, stock-market listed corporations look […]

September 23, 2013

Five years on from the financial crisis, what has changed?

Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Forum:Blog will be publishing a number of personal views by key figures on the event and its implications. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily the World Economic Forum. A great deal of pain was inflicted on ordinary, innocent people by the financial […]

January 25, 2011

The Institute for Governance at Davos Summit

In a document prepared for the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the role of business in the 21rst century, Professor Yvan Allaire, chairman of the Institute for Governance (IGOPP) puts forth several proposals that would radically change the way capitalism works In a document prepared for the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the […]

January 27, 2010

Rethinking Values in the Post-Crisis World

Dr. Yvan Allaire’s presentation at the World Economic Forum 2010 – Davos summit.

January 8, 2010

The IGOPP at Davos in 2010 !

Professor Yvan Allaire, chair of the IGOPP’s board of directors, will participate at the upcoming World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos summit Professor Allaire was invited to join the WEF’s recently created “Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business,” following publication of his work Black Markets and Business Blues, (which he co-wrote with Professor Mihaela […]