The Great Reset

World Economic Forum

The world can recover from COVID-19, but can we seize this opportunity to make it a greener, fairer and smarter place? This podcast from the World Economic Forum follows the progress of the Great Reset - as stakeholders from business, government and society seek to change how the world works, putting people and planet at the heart of everything we do

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What do you get if you bring together two dozen heads of state, 56O leaders of  the world’s biggest companies, scientists, campaigners and academics from around the world? We listen back on some of the highlights from the Davos Agenda Week.

Feb 4

28 min 39 sec

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr explains why he’s now a green venture capitalist, and what we should say to climate change deniers. Ravi Velloor, associate editor of The Straits Times joins us to look ahead to the action on the final day of the Davos Agenda. Plus: Forum President Borge Brende on resetting geopolitics.

Jan 28

30 min 58 sec

Alyson Shontel of Business Insider joins us to look ahead to Day 4 of the Davos Agenda and we discuss the dangers of a possible ‘cyber pandemic’ with the head of the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Plus an interview with naturalist Jane Goodall. 

Jan 28

30 min 28 sec

Ryan Heath, Senior Editor at POLITICO, joins us to look ahead at a day focusing on the environment when John Kerry, US President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, is due to speak. We also interview Mark Carney, the former central banker who is finding ways to make big finance combat climate change.

Jan 27

42 min 49 sec

Gillian Tett of Financial Times joins us to discuss the main themes of the Davos Agenda on Day 2: industry transformation, growth and stakeholder capitalism. And we hear a message from climate campaigner Greta Thunberg.

Jan 26

36 min 32 sec

Rachana Shanbhogue of The Economist helps us look ahead to the first day of the Davos Agenda week where COVID-19 is in focus. And we hear interviews with  architect Sir David Adjaye and photographer Sebastião Salgado, winners of this year’s Crystal Awards.

Jan 25

30 min 17 sec

Radio Davos is reporting daily from the Davos Agenda week - five days of top-level discussions with leaders from business, government, academia and science seeking solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Journalists from around the world talk us through the main themes and we hear from the people making change happen.

Jan 22

2 min 32 sec

What are the biggest advances in science and technology today that might transform the way we all live, work, and confront the world’s biggest challenges, in the next 3-5 years? Find out in this podcast from Scientific American and the World Economic Forum

Dec 2020

44 min 45 sec

Despite global calls to ‘build back better’, COVID-19 has widened inequalities and created greater instability for the most vulnerable. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz joins the head of UNICEF and three vaccine manufacturers to discuss what needs to be done to change that.

Dec 2020

52 min 36 sec

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and former US Secretary of State John Kerry join the discussion on impact COVID-19 has had on public confidence in the ability of leaders and institutions to prepare for unexpected risks. What new forms of cooperation, bold ideas and reforms are needed for business, policy-makers and civil society to build a more resilient world and restore confidence in leadership beyond COVID-19?

Nov 2020

1 hr 2 min

European Central Bank Christine Lagarde is among the speakers at the World Economic Forum’s Pioneers of Change summit looking at the innovations we need to make the world a better place.

Nov 2020

22 min 1 sec

As the United States grapples with the global economic and health crisis, how can its foreign policy help shape the global recovery? How can it deploy its resources to serve the global good? A special panel of experts weighs in from the World Economic Forum’s U.S. Global Future Council: Daniel Drezner, Tufts University; Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute; Tom Shannon, Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

Oct 2020

24 min 16 sec

This episode is the audio from the latest Great Reset Dialogue, a discussion on how best to use advanced technologies such as machine learning and robotics, with Colombian President Ivan Duque, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The session is introduced by the World Economic Forum’s Head of Public and Social Engagement, Adrian Monck, and chaired by its President, Børge Brende.

Oct 2020

1 hr 17 min

We might be ‘all in this together’ but COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on women and minorities. This episode includes highlights from the Jobs Reset Summit and an interview with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of the UN agency working for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Oct 2020

17 min 27 sec

COVID-19 has added to the threat to jobs already imposed by changing technology. How can we get the new skills needed to cope? On Day 3 we have highlights of the Jobs Reset Summit so far and an interview with an inspirational teacher on the things we really need to teach in school.

Oct 2020

17 min 17 sec

Are workers and wages a cost that companies should cut back as much as possible, or are they all organisations’ most valuable asset worthy of greater investment? On Day 2 we have highlights of the Jobs Reset Summit so far and an interview that looks into that very question.

Oct 2020

16 min 10 sec

As COVID bites, one in two of us fear losing our job in the next 12 months. The World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit will seek ways for a brighter world of work, Forum Managing Director Saadia Zahidi explains.

Oct 2020

15 min 50 sec

An increasing number of companies claim to be serving the interests of society and the environment as well as making money for their owners. But how can we make sure this actually happens? ‘Impact investors’ Michael O'Leary and Warren Valdmanis, authors of the book ‘Accountable’ tell us.

Oct 2020

28 min 26 sec

Almost four years since Donald Trump announced ‘America First’, is the world a more divided place. Did COVID bring us together for a common purpose, or further accelerate nationalism and populism. A panel of experts from the US, China, India and UK discuss  ‘revitalizing global partnership’.

Oct 2020

22 min 33 sec

The makers of Sesame Street talk about the pandemic’s huge impact on young children and how to improve education in a post-COVID world.

Oct 2020

18 min

COVID showed us the world can mobilise to tackle a major threat - can we do the same to beat climate change and inequality? Global leaders at the latest Great Reset Dialogue think so.

Sep 2020

17 min 14 sec

The fourth and final daily podcast from the week at #SDI20, featuring leaders of major multinationals committed to net-zero carbon emissions. And India's largest renewable energy company tells us about how we can hope to achieve the UN’s global goal of getting affordable and clean energy to all.

Sep 2020

16 min 41 sec

Latest highlights from #SDI20 include leaders of global accounting firms on new global standards to measure companies’ progress on environmental, social and governance issues. And social entrepreneur Carlo Delantar on UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production.

Sep 2020

12 min 30 sec

Hear highlights of the summit so far, including naturalist Jane Goodall, King Abdullah of Jordan and Colombian President Ivan Duque, plus an interview with Google.org head Jacquelline Fuller on what the tech giant is doing to advance the UN global goals.

Sep 2020

23 min 7 sec

The Great Reset goes daily this week, with special episodes from the World Economic Forum’s SDIS - a four-day event looking at how to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We hear about the event, and from disabilities Edward Ndopu on what those goals mean to him.

Sep 2020

18 min 47 sec

Governments have spent more than $10 trillion to contain COVID-19 and its economic impact. How much of that could, should, and will go into improving the way we do things, for the sake of the planet and the future of jobs?

Sep 2020

16 min 11 sec

If ‘Greed is Good’ was the mantra for business in the 1980s, it’s now time to drop ‘market fundamentalism’ and declare ‘Greed is Dead’. That’s the title of a new book co-authored by this week’s guest, Oxford University economist John Kay.

Sep 2020

18 min 20 sec

How great are the challenges for companies to recover from the COVID crisis, and will they have the resources and incentives to embrace the ‘stakeholder’ economy? OECD chief Ángel Gurría and joins corporate leaders and experts from the US, China and Singapore on the latest Great Reset Dialogue.

Aug 2020

17 min 58 sec

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum has co-authored a book setting out his vision of the Great Reset; and a new report shows why we should work with, rather than against nature, to deliver clean growth and hundreds of millions of jobs this decade.

Jul 2020

19 min 42 sec

The new Great Reset podcast with Robin Pomeroy looks at  Mission Possible - seizing the chance to make heavy industry climate-neutral, with the Forum's Dominic Waughray, UK minister  Kwasi Kwarteng, UN energy envoy Damilola Ogunbiyi, COP26 champion Nigel Topping, and the CEOs of Heathrow Airport and Bank of America.

Jul 2020

20 min 37 sec

In the latest Great Reset dialogue, John Kerry, Jan Vapaavuori, Hilary Cottam, Mohammad Jaafar, Bob Moritz, Geraldine Matchett, Phillip Atiba Goff, Saadia Zahidi and Borge Brende discuss how to rebuild the ‘social contract’ in a world where millions of people have lost their jobs and faith in democracy is under extreme pressure.

Jun 2020

25 min 27 sec

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at this week’s Great Reset Dialogue, seeking a better, fairer, greener global economy as we rebuild out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other speakers include: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, RockCreek Founder and CEO Afsaneh Beschloss, Ning Zhu, Professor of Finance, Tsinghua University in Shanghai  and World Economic Forum Managing Director Saadia Zahidi. The host is the Forum’s Adrian Monck.

Jun 2020

59 min 50 sec

World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab and HRH Prince of Wales launch the Great Reset - a call to build a greener, smarter and fairer world as we seek a way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are joined by the heads of the UN, IMF and major global companies, among others  

Jun 2020

1 hr 15 min