Deloitte at WEF Davos 2020 - Connecting profit with people and planet to create a sustainable, inclusive future.

21-24 January 2020 | Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

The World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos is an annual opportunity for leaders across business and government to come together to discuss solutions to the world’s most pressing economic and social challenges. Deloitte joins these global leaders and participates in discussions and events designed to develop meaningful and measurable solutions to these challenges.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution
At the intersection of readiness and responsibility

Deloitte Global’s third annual survey examines the intersection of readiness and responsibility to see how leaders are balancing the transition to Industry 4.0 – capitalizing on advanced technologies to help propel their businesses forward while acting in more socially responsible ways, particularly in the area of environmental stewardship.

The research surveyed more than 2,000 C-level executives across 19 countries on their approach to four key areas critical to industry 4.0 – strategy, societal impact, talent, and technology – and found that some leaders are performing better than others. Learn how some executives are successfully navigating the intersection of readiness and responsibility when we release the findings on 20 January.

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RFP for the Future

This year at Davos, Deloitte is giving young people a chance to react to the findings in the 2020 Readiness Report by voicing the changes they would like to see made in business and society. Here’s how to participate:

What do you want to see change in the future? Click the button below to create and submit your RFP for the future, then follow @Deloitte on Twitter and Instagram for the opportunity to be shared on our page. Share from your account and inspire others to voice their call for action during Davos 2020.

Deloitte WEF Davos Activities

Livestream events:

Deloitte invites you to attend a series of real-time conversations that explore this year’s Davos theme, Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. Be in the room no matter where you are by joining us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Jan 21, 2020
  • 08:00 – 09:00 (CET)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 (CET)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 (CET)
  • 16:00 – 16:30 (CET)

How is Industry 4.0 redefining Asia Pacific?

08:00 – 09:00 (CET)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reframing the traditional pathways of how we work, think and learn. This session will discuss how Industry 4.0 is transforming Asia Pacific economies and businesses and the impact on leadership, strategy, and talent agendas.

Join Deloitte Asia Pacific CEO Cindy Hook as she moderates a discussion on which aspects of Industry 4.0 they see as most impactful in Asia Pacific and how it is changing the way businesses operate and compete in the region.

Chng Kai Fong, Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
Dr. Bowen Zhou, President of JD Cloud and AI, Chair of JD Technology Committee and Vice President of
Max (Masato) Nakagawa, Guest Professor, Hiroshima University

Tune in live on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn on Tuesday, 21 January, to join the conversation.

Insights to driving SDGs and sustainable economic growth in Japan

10:00 – 11:00 (CET)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been spread widely across three different sectors (public, social and business) and have become the common goals of the world. SDGs are moving companies to evolve the modern business models, which has been influenced by global capitalism over the past decades.

The live stream, moderated by Deloitte Asia Pacific Chair Hitoshi Matsumoto, will invite two leaders in the social and business sectors to provide deep insights on how we can drive SDGs and realize sustainable economic growth in Japan.

Akira Sakano, Co-founder, Zero Waste Japan
Fumiya Kokubu, Chairman of the Board, Marubeni

Tune in live on Facebook on Tuesday, 21 January, to join the conversation. This conversation will be livestreamed in Japanese and then later translated to English.

Expanding the definition of workplace diversity

15:30 – 16:00 (CET)

High-performing organizations know that a workforce that is representative of society’s diversity is not only socially responsible, but also a critical factor for business growth. Despite this, many still operate under a surface-level approach to diversity — one that still isn’t inclusive of neurological, physical, developmental, or even experiential differences.

In this panel, moderated by Frida Poilli , Founder & CEO, Pymetrics, leaders share how broadening the scope of diversity allows us to activate untapped talent, catalyzing real change and fostering a truly inclusive workplace.

Aniela Unguresan, CEO and Co-Founder, EDGE Certification
Claire Darley, Vice President, Digital Media Go to Market & Sales, Adobe EMEA
Richard Houston, CEO, Deloitte North South Europe
Steven Demetriou, Chairman and CEO, Jacobs Engineering

Join Deloitte live on Twitter from the Female Quotient’s Equality Lounge @ Davos, home base for leaders across industries to meet and connect about advancing equality and solutions for change.

The multiplier effect: how cultures of inclusion and purpose increase our impact

16:00 – 16:30 (CET)

Focusing on purpose, rather than profits, builds business confidence and drives investment. It also has a transformative effect on talent: when people feel they belong and are contributing to something bigger than themselves, they are galvanized personally and professionally.

In this panel, moderated by Joyce Russell, President of Adecco Group US Foundation, we explore how creating cultures of inclusion and purpose help every employee connect the dots between their work and the meaningful impact that it contributes to.

Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP
Franz Paasche, SVP, Corporate Affairs, PayPal
Lara Abrash, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mary Draves, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow Inc.

Join Deloitte live on Twitter from the Female Quotient’s Equality Lounge @ Davos, home base for leaders across industries to meet and connect about advancing equality and solutions for change.

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Deloitte on the WEF Davos program agenda:

Jan 21, 2020

Shaping the future of consumption

08:30 – 09:15 (CET)

This session, moderated by Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen, will discuss the changing role of the consumption industry and highlight best practices for outcome-based consumer products and how sustainable practices can align with profitability to ensure a long-term value proposition.

Carlos Brito, Chief Executive Officer, Anheuser-Busch In-bev
Zara Ingilizian, a member of the WEF Executive Committee and head of Shaping the Future of Consumption
Jeffrey Lu Minfang, Chief Executive Officer, Mengniu Group, People's Republic of China; International Business Council
Xu Lei, Chief Executive Officer, JD Retail,, People's Republic of China
Judith McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer, International, Walmart, USA

Tune in live on Facebook during the session to join the conversation.

AI in financial services, the financial institution of the future

08:30 – 09:15 (CET)

AI systems are becoming tightly integrated with a range of other emerging technologies, such as 5G, blockchain and quantum computing, each bring new and potentially valuable capabilities to financial services.

The aim of this session is to explore these technological intersections and identify the disruptive new business models and the value propositions they could enable. Panelists will discuss pervasive and intractable problems facing the financial services industry, the potential of emerging technologies to solve these problems, and technology-enabled new value propositions.

Accelerating SDGs

Ice Village, Davos Switzerland

16:00 – 17:00 (CET)

The 2019 Social Progress Index projects that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be achieved until 2073, significantly beyond the original target of 2030. For future generations, this lack of progress is unacceptable and they are loudly and actively telling the world that we must do more to address the critical issues of our time—climate, democracy, and inclusion.

Today’s leaders are attempting to understand these issues better and respond with responsible decision-making. This discussion, moderated by Deloitte Global Chair Sharon Thorne, will focus on the critical roles of business, government and civil society to accelerate progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Linking up the next generation of entrepreneurs

17:15 – 18:00 (CET)

This session marks the launch of the WEF UpLink platform, a purpose-driven digital venture and Community of Action, in which innovators and start-ups can join forces with leading organizations, experts, and investors to accelerate the 2030 Agenda. Remarks will be given by Deloitte Global CEO, Punit Renjen.

Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, WEF
Sarah Kelly, Anchor-at-Large, Deutsche Welle
Melati Wijsen, Co-founder, Bye Bye Plastic Bags
Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce TBC
Allen Blue, Co-Founder and Vice-President, Products, LinkedIn, USA
Badr Idrissi, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ATLAN Space, Morocco
Fatima Azzahra El Azzouzi, Global Shaper, Casablanca Hub, Morocco

Tune in live on Facebook during the session to join the conversation.

Jan 22, 2020

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Deloitte’s leadership delegation

Cindy Hook
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Asia Pacific
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Richard Houston
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte United Kingdom
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Punit Renjen
Global Chief Executive Officer
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Sharon Thorne
Global Board Chair
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Joseph B. Ucuzoglu
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte US
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