Every January, representatives of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organisations and many more gather in the Swiss mountain town Davos for the World Economic Forum.
The theme for this year's meeting is 'Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World', with a focus on renewing the concept of stakeholder capitalism to overcome income inequality, societal division and the climate crisis.
The meeting will focus on six core areas of activity – Ecology, Economy, Society, Industry, Technology and Geopolitics – that will give attendees an opportunity to advance the mission of creating a more cohesive and sustainable world.
For Clifford Chance delegates Matthew Layton, Jeroen Ouwehand, Sharis Pozen, Tiernan Brady, Lizzie Goodburn and Phillip Souta, purpose and values are firmly at the top of the agenda. The delegation was brilliantly supported by Cindy Butler Hills.
As much as we talk about it, the perception for many across the world is that business is about profit, whereas people and campaigns are about values. Both realms speak the language of values and yet have totally different lexicons. This leads to real barriers as we venture into a world where neither realm knows quite how to talk to the other.
We'll be exploring this important topic and more during Davos 2020. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to get the latest insights from this year's meeting.