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Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank by assets, participated at the

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

The summit is a platform for the world's top leaders to collaborate

and shape global, regional and industry agendas – including sustainability.

Responsible Leadership

Through responsible leadership and good governance, the restoration of trust must be a top priority of governments and businesses over the new decade.

Sim Tshabalala

Group Chief Executive, SBG and Executive Director, SBSA

2020 World Economic Forum

Davos, Switzerland

Africa's Climate Heroes in Davos

This year’s Annual Meeting featured a wider array of climate heroes than ever before.

Helping bring about systemic change to return our planet to a sustainable path. There was an unprecedented number of leaders from across civil society making progress at the community, national and global levels.

Teenage Changemaker, Ayakha Melithafa (South Africa)

The 17 year-old South African advocates for a low-carbon footprint in her community and advocates for the inclusion of diverse voices in climate activism.

Civil Society & Academia, Wanjuhi Njoroge (Kenya)

A Global Shaper, Wanjuhi founded #SaveOurForestsKE a campaign that raised awareness about the decimation of forests and led to a nine-month ban on national forest logging in the country.

Forging A Sustainable Path Towards A Common Future

This panel was unique in that it featured the youngest speakers in the history of WEF. Youth environmental activist Greta Thunberg delivered a powerful message on climate change, as expected. But the show stopper on this panel was Natasha Mwansa from Zambia. This teen runs her own foundation and is having a significant impact on girls and women’s reproductive health across the African continent. Check her out in the video below.

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What is Davos? Why Does it Matter?

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year.

It will bring together 3,000 participants from around the world, and aim to give concrete meaning to “stakeholder capitalism”, assist governments and international institutions in tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and facilitate discussions on technology and trade governance.

“People are revolting against the economic ‘elites’ they believe have betrayed them, and our efforts to keep global warming limited to 1.5°C are falling dangerously short,” said Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman at the World Economic Forum. “With the world at such critical crossroads, this year we must develop a ‘Davos Manifesto 2020’ to reimagine the purpose and scorecards for companies and governments. It is what the World Economic Forum was founded for 50 years ago, and it is what we want to contribute to for the next 50 years.”

Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World

 

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year.

It brings together 3,000 participants from around the world, and aims to give concrete meaning to “stakeholder capitalism”, assist governments and international institutions in tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, and facilitate discussions on technology and trade governance.

“People are revolting against the economic ‘elites’ they believe have betrayed them, and our efforts to keep global warming limited to 1.5°C are falling dangerously short,” said Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman at the World Economic Forum. “With the world at such critical crossroads, this year we must develop a ‘Davos Manifesto 2020’ to reimagine the purpose and scorecards for companies and governments. It is what the World Economic Forum was founded for 50 years ago, and it is what we want to contribute to for the next 50 years.”

#WEF2020

Thulisile Manzini, Chief Executive Office, Brand South Africa, South Africa, Jacko Maree, Investment Envoy of President Ramaphosa, South Africa, Tito Mboweni, Minister of Finance of South Africa, Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, speaking in the Press Conference: South Africa session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

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