Human Capital Summit: A Global Call to Action
Without a healthy, educated and resilient population, countries cannot compete effectively in the global economy. That is why these global leaders and influencers came together, hours after the launch of the World Bank’s Human Capital Index, to issue an urgent call for action.
The third annual Human Capital Summit opens with a high-level conversation between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, on the changing nature of work and the resulting need to prioritize investments in people; the importance of shifting the focus away from supply toward outcomes and demand; and why every country in the index has work to do. Their conversation is followed by remarks from global influencers and government leaders, each with a story and strong case for investing in the world’s people—and doing so with urgency.