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The 21st-Century Social Compact

January 24, 2018 | 7:30 to 8:30 ET, 12:30 to 13:30 GMT

World Economic Forum, Congress Centre, Sanada, Switzerland

Given the rise in inequality and in precarious living conditions, our traditional social compact needs a jump start. How do we tackle inequality and  bring the promise of opportunity of a better life for future generations?


A:  Equality of opportunity and sustainable growth

B:  Impact of technological change

C: Critical importance of human capital investment for the new social compact


President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Councillor of Home Affairs of Switzerland

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group

Executive Director of Oxfam International

President of the Republic of Colombia

Journalist and Anchor, Swiss Television SRF, Switzerland