Global Tables on Recoupling: Strategies and Visions

At the core of the Digital Global Solutions Summit are Global Tables, each tackling the T20 and G20 agenda as well as generating policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Tables are filled with keynotes, discussions, interviews and impulse statements by high-ranking representatives from research, politics, business and civil society.

We live in a world of rising nationalisms and proliferating global problems, ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change. With regard to the global problems, all people are in the same boat: everyone prospers or everyone fails. Nation states rightly have a wide range of responsibilities towards their citizens, but in the presence of global problems such as the current pandemic, they simply cannot be expected to satisfy the needs of their citizens in isolation. To be vanquished anywhere, the pandemic must be vanquished everywhere. Other global challenges, such as overcoming a worldwide depression or preventing another financial crisis, also require harmonious collective action. What is the role of policy making, business and civil society in contributing to a global decision making ecosystem in which local problems are addressed locally, national ones nationally, and global ones globally?

Fahad Alturki
T20 Chair Saudi Arabia

Keynote

Colm Kelly
Global Tax & Legal Services Leader and Global Purpose Leader, PwC

Keynote

Gabriela Ramos
G20 Sherpa OECD

Panel

Dennis Snower
President, 
Global Solutions Initiative

Panel

Colm Kelly
Global Tax & Legal Services Leader and Global Purpose Leader, PwC

Keynote

Gabriela Ramos
G20 Sherpa OECD

Panel

Dennis Snower
President, 
Global Solutions Initiative

Panel

Moderator: Declan Curry
Journalist

Panel

Arun Maira
HelpAge International and Author, India; Global Solutions Fellow

Title: Citizens, Communities, and Corporations

 

Vision Statements

Thomas Reiter
European Space Agency

Panel

Panel

Panel

In the past the G20 has shown its great potential to deal with a global crisis. Its decisive policy impulse ensured that the 2008 financial crisis did not lead to another Great Depression. The COVID-19 pandemic is another global crisis, which requires coordinated and bold action globally. The pandemic demonstrates powerfully the need for multilateralism, enabling different countries with distinctive political, economic and social systems to come together to address problems that are shared by all. This Global Table will provide insights on how the G20 is helping to overcome the consequences of the pandemic. It will also explore how the learning from this response may be applicable for other G20 challenges, ranging from climate change to financial resilience and from the future of the international trading system to the future of work.

Fahad bin Abdullah Al Mubarak
G20 Sherpa Saudi Arabia

Panel

Pietro Benassi
G7/G20 Sherpa Italy

Panel

Christopher MacLennan
G20 Sherpa Canada

Panel

Lars-Hendrik Röller
G7/G20 Sherpa Germany

Panel

Moderator:
Dennis Snower
President,
Global Solutions Initiative

Rebuilding Macroeconomics after the Pandemic
Partner Global Table: Curated and produced by ESRC’s Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Financial Crisis, nationalism and COVID-19 are all socio-economic pandemics in the last decade. Each one starts in a small corner of our world, then spreads across continents in a very short space of time. Each one is a surprise, and each one catches us unprepared. If we are to be prepared for the next pandemic or crisis, we need a different approach to economics. It has to be possible to generate cascading systemic events within our models. We argue that this requires making the importance of social interaction central to economic models. Social foundations determine the rules of the game, how we interact with others and the ultimately the resilience of the economy. 

This Global Table will argue the need to put social foundations at the center of rebuilding macroeconomics and economic policy.

Angus Armstrong
ESRC’s Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Panel

Panel

Panel

Panel

Wendy Carlin
University College London

Panel

Paul Collier
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Panel

Alan Kirman
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociale

Panel

Henrietta Moore
Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London

Panel

Moderator:
Angus Armstrong

ESRC’s Rebuilding Macroeconomics

The role of civil society and businesses for fostering recoupling
Partner Global Table: Curated and produced by Global Solutions Fellow Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University

There is growing consensus that shareholder primacy has been a source of disconnect between the objectives of most businesses and the common good. Moreover, with pervasive tax evasion and growing concentration in most markets, the power of corporations and of corporate leaders is seen as a threat to sound governance and social cohesion, contributing to voters’ widespread feeling of disenfranchisement that pushes them toward populist demagogues. Many corporations now recognize the need to reaffirm their responsibility to workers, communities and the environment. New statements of purpose, as well as new corporate forms, emerge to address this crisis. This panel gathers pioneers from the business world and civil society to discuss what businesses are already doing to foster the recoupling of business practice and the common good, and how new forms of cooperation between businesses and civil society can help to scale-up and mainstream this recoupling.

Marc Fleurbaey
Princeton University; Global Solutions Fellow

Panel

Amandine Lepoutre
President and Co-Founder, Thinkers & Doers

Panel

Joost Minnaar
Founder, Corporate Rebels

Panel

Arnaud Mourot
Ashoka

Panel

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed many fundamental aspects of our society. The world needs to transcend the challenges laid bare by the crisis. There is a clear need to move beyond today’s polarization to future guided by partnership and collaboration to create a better and fairer world. How can we better link wealth and health? 

The expert panel representing public, private and policy sectors as well as academic and civil society will explain the link between wealth and health, discuss the growing realization of healthcare spending as driver of wealth rather than cost item and explore the critical role of public-private partnerships in shaping the future.

Dennis Ostwald
WifOR Institute

Panel

Panel

Panel

Panel

Alan Donnelly
G20 Health & Development Partnership

Panel

Jayasree Iyer

Access to Medicines Foundation

Panel

Patrice Matchaba

Novartis, South Africa

Panel

Dennis Ostwald

WifOR Institute

Panel

Moderator:
Foteini Bampanara
Novartis, Greece

With 221 speakers, 45 keynotes, 36 panel discussions, dozens of vision statements and policy briefs, the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 is drawing to a close. These contributions to the Think20 process and the 2020 G20 presidency have been extensively reviewed, consumed and commented on by participants and visitors to our website. 

The Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 centered around core sessions that contribute to the agenda of the G20 and T20 by addressing the Task Force areas plus an additional area dealing with policy in response to the COVID-19-pandemic. Underlying all topics was the Global Solutions Initiative’s narrative on Recoupling. All panels dealed with the connections that are made with this narrative to the G20 on specific topics. 

Alongside panels and keynotes organized by the Global Solutions Initiative, our committed partners added insightful and vitally important Partner Global Tables with outstanding expert speakers. 

Robert E. Moritz
PwC International

Panel

Peter Bakker
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Panel

Moderator: Declan Curry
Journalist

Mafalda Duarte
Climate Investment Funds

Panel

Detlev Ganten
World Health Summit

Panel

Colm Kelly
PwC

Panel

Margo Thomas
Women’s Economic Imperative; Global Solutions Fellow

Panel

Gabriela Ramos
OECD

Dennis Snower
Global Solutions Initiative

Moderator: Declan Curry
Journalist

Dennis Snower
Global Solutions Initiative

Albert K. Ting
Lawrence S. Ting Memorial Foundation

Panel

Interviewed by Dennis Snower
Global Solutions Initiative

Nancy Hoque
The Pursuit; USA / Bangladesh; Young Global Changer 2018

Shukri Toefy
FORT; South Africa; Young Global Changer 2018

Eduarda Zoghbi
The Pursuit; Brazil; Young Global Changer 2018

Interviewed by Markus Engels
Global Solutions Initiative

Ulrich Störk
PwC Germany

Interviewed by Declan Curry
Journalist

After the official closing of the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020, some 100 participants, among them close friends of the Global Solutions Initiative, gathered informally online to exchange last thoughts and words relating to this year’s summit. Watch the lively discussion as well as further remarks by the Global Solutions Initiative’s Secretary General Markus Engels and Managing Director Susanne Staufer.

Policy Recommendations, Policy Briefs and Articles

Toward Global Paradigm Change

by Dennis Snower (Global Solutions Initiative)

Recoupling Economic and Social Progress

By Katharina Lima de Miranda (IfW) and Dennis J. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative)

Awakening in the post-pandemic world

The socioeconomics of pandemics policy

Recoupling economic and social prosperity – Global Solutions Journal

Five theses against self-indulgence – Global Solutions Journal

Contributions by the Young Global Changers

Ninety young people from around the world were selected to participate in the Global Solutions Summit as Young Global Changers. These young changemakers from academica, business and civil society will contribute and debate in their various working groups on the Summit topics.

Statement Video on Recoupling by the 2020 YGCs

Take a look at the video with statements and questions by the YGC Working Group on Recoupling.

Related Projects by the 2020 YGCs

The Young Global Changers work on projects and initiatives that are pushing for change.

Explore the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

You can navigate to content related to the Global Solutions Summit here. Discover the T20 agenda, an overview of all Global Tables, meet the speakers and read the latest issue of the Global Solutions Journal. Also navigate to the G20 Insights Platform offers policy proposals to the G20: The Policy Briefs, produced by Task Forces from the Think20 (T20) Group and other sources, are clustered in policy areas and describe either recommendations or visions.

Themes

Sessions focus on the G20 and T20 agenda and also address the political response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Underlying all topics is the narrative on Recoupling.

Overview »

Program

Global Tables shape the program of this Summit. With a specific focus within a topic area they consist of keynotes and panel discussions, supplemented by vision statements. Participants are invited to contribute to the contents. 

All Global Tables »

Speakers

The Global Solutions Summit is a meeting of global problem solvers, including thought leaders and decision-makers from research, politics, business and civil society.

All Speakers »

Journal

The Journal for this Summit provides a bridge between visions, recommend­ations and action. Find articles from academics as well as from implementers.

Previous issues »

Policy Briefs

The G20 Insights Platform offers policy proposals to the G20. It is  an initiative of the T20 Engagement Group. 

G20 Insights »

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 and its program, please contact us at contact@global-solutions-initiative.org.

As a media representative please contact press@global-solutions-initiative.org for more information. Please also note our press kitpress releases and comments published on the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020.

Register for Updates

Would you like to receive updates on the Global Solutions Initiative, upcoming events, G20-related developments and the future of multilateralism? Then subscribe here!

1 You hereby agree that the personal data provided may be used for the purpose of updates on the Global Solutions Initiative by the Global Solutions Initiative Foundation gemeinnützige GmbH. Your consent is revocable at any time (by e-mail to contact@global-solutions-initiative.org or to the contact data given in the imprint). The update is sent in accordance with the privacy policy and to advertise the Global Solutions Initiative’s own products and services.