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GLC 2020

GLC 2020

The first Global Leadership Challenge took place from 1 - 4 December 2020, bringing together 90 participants, 15 Senior Advisors and 15 young mentors from more than 20 countries. The participants developed 15 action projects under five themes, all of which directly contribute to SDGs: environmental sustainability, gender equality, global mobility and migration, inclusive education, and resilient economies and businesses. GLC 2020 was a joint initiative of the Oxford Character Project at the University of Oxford, the St. Gallen Symposium and Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund.

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Speakers & Senior Advisors

Challenges

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Challenge 1:

Environmental Sustainability

Humanity’s impact on the environment threatens its own sustained existence. Climate change, desertification and biodiversity loss are resulting in displaced lives and disrupted livelihoods. COVID-19 might have brought temporary reductions in air pollution and carbon emissions by slowing down economic activities. However, as economies start to re-open, we need more permanent solutions that reduce our ecological footprints and lead to a sustainable future. How might we help consumers and communities to adopt environment-friendly, sustainable practices that preserve the ecological balance?

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Challenge 2:

Gender Equality

COVID-19 will push 96 million people into extreme poverty by 2021, 47 million of whom are women and girls. This will increase the total number of women and girls living in extreme poverty to 435 million, with projections showing that this number will not revert to pre-pandemic levels until 2030. While men reportedly have a higher fatality rate, women and girls are especially hurt by the resulting economic and social fallout. How might we reduce the unequal burden of the economic and social impact of COVID-19 on women and girls?

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Challenge 3:

Global Mobility and Migration

With globalisation, cross-border migration and mobility has greatly increased - but access to the rights and resources to be on the move remains highly unequal. While human mobility has been the main driver of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe, the pandemic then quickly brought global mobility and migration to an almost complete halt. How might we reshape our national and global systems for migration and mobility in light of the vulnerabilities exposed by the current and previous crises?

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Challenge 4:

Inclusive Education

Education empowers people to choose their own path in life, to be active citizens and to embrace the opportunities of the digital revolution. In the wake of COVID-19, schools and universities across the globe had to close - disrupting the education of more than 91 per cent of students worldwide. At the same time, the pandemic accelerated the digitisation of learning institutions worldwide, creating opportunities as well as new forms of inequalities. How might we help educators, parents, and students adapt themselves to the new realities while rebuilding our education systems better?

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Challenge 5:

Resilient Economies and Businesses

Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create jobs and improve living standards. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many economies into a deep recession, with dire consequences for employees and entrepreneurs all over the world. It has equally put the future of economic globalisation, and the reliability of global, just-in-time supply chains in question. How might we help businesses to become more resilient and build an alternative model of sustainable growth for the post-pandemic era?

 
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Simona Scarpaleggia

Global CEO of EDGE Strategy

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Dominic Barton

Canadian Ambassador to China

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Martina Fuchs

Business Correspondent, Xinhua

 

GLC 2020 Members

 
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Aaron Joshua

Aaron Joshua

Pinto

Trade Commissioner - Foreign Direct Investment

Consulate General of Canada in New York

Alexey

Alexey

Youssef

Engineering DPhil in Clinical Artificial Intelligence

University of Oxford

Antonia Sophie

Antonia Sophie

Straden

Master of Arts in Law

University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Camila

Camila

Crescimbeni

Elected National Congresswoman (2019-2023)

National Congress of Argentina

Chi

Chi

Okafor

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Oxford

Dan

Dan

Sharell

MSc Strategic Management

Rotterdam School of Management

David

David

Deka

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Hong Kong

Aikaterina

Aikaterina

Myserli

Guest Researcher

Delft University of Technology

Amer

Amer

Baroudi

Master of Public Policy

University of Oxford

Ariel

Ariel

de Fauconberg

PhD Management

Cambridge University

Carolyn

Carolyn

Morris

Livelihood Director

Rohingya Kasih Centre

Clemens

Clemens

Kürten

Master in Business Innovation

University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Daniel

Daniel

Chen

Full-time MBA

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Dawei

Dawei

Zhao

MSc in Political Theory Research

University of Oxford

Aisha

Aisha

Addo

Founder | CEO

Power to Girls Foundation | DriveHER Inc.

Anna

Anna

Ricci

Master in Global Management

University of Hong Kong

Bernhard

Bernhard

Gapp

President, Good Data Initiative

Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Catherine

Catherine

McDonald

Research Assistant at the Institute for Business Ethics

University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Damilola

Damilola

Adepeju-Fashina

African Studies

University of Oxford

Daniela Kristin

Daniela Kristin

Breidenstein

MEcon

University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Delphine

Delphine

Ruaro

Product Manager

Zopa

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GLC 2020 Projects