- Each year, Eurasia Group’s GZERO Summit brings together hundreds of participants and top global speakers and business leaders for wide-ranging discussions on the preeminent issues shaping our leaderless GZERO world.
The Fight Against COVID-19 | GZERO Summit – 26.12
- The development and distribution of therapeutic drugs and vaccines are needed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. While international cooperation such as the ACT-Accelerator program has made significant progress, it still seems insufficient. One major risk is that countries are promoting their own vaccines, competing with one another rather than seeking to cooperate.
- What more can leading governments do, and what is the proper role of international organizations such as the WHO? Of inter-governmental forums such as the G7 and G20? NGOs? Companies? What actions should be taken to enhance multilateral cooperation?
GZERO Summit on Post-Covid Geopolitics | GZERO Summit – 13.12
- We are now almost a year into the global pandemic and the largest global economic shock since the Great Depression. Coronavirus has created both changes and challenges to the geopolitical landscape in the GZERO world.
- What are the impacts and implications of the coronavirus pandemic? How does the outcome of the US presidential election affect the global geopolitical landscape, including key bilateral relationships such as that between the US and Japan? What are the proper roles of governments, international institutions, and corporate executives in the post-coronavirus world?
GZERO Summit on Sustainability | GZERO Summit – 11.12
- Sustainability represents a core challenge and opportunity for businesses and governments around the world. Strategies for strengthening sustainability vary widely across sectors and geographies. The unifying principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris agreement, however, are increasingly embedded in shareholder expectations and corporate strategies through the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and the Task Force for Climate Disclosure.
- The Covid-19 pandemic is reinforcing the focus on sustainability, fueling stakeholder challenges to “build it back better” and growing investor and public scrutiny of corporate resilience in areas from worker health and safety to supply chain resilience amid the global public health disaster. Markets and industry are moving quickly, putting pressure on governments and regulators to keep pace.
- With new Nationally Determined Contribution climate plans required by the Paris agreement, and with major economies from Japan to the EU and China committing to economy-wide carbon-neutral goals, the pressure to establish sector-level decarbonization policy frameworks is intensifying.
- Governments and businesses alike are confronting the challenges of short-term recovery from the Covid-19 shock with the longer-term low carbon transition and growing stakeholder focus on sustainability performance.
- Whether these goals are in conflict, or whether they can be aligned in a mutually reinforcing manner, will be the key focus of our panel discussion.
GZERO Summit on Geo-Technology | GZERO Summit – 10.12.20
- The pandemic has increased the momentum behind digitalization and technological innovation. Countries around the world are competing to develop data management (including for cross-border data), AI strategies, and next-generation mobile networks (5G). They are also competing to shape the rules and standards that govern them.
- At the same time, major challenges loom. The competition between the US and China over development and deployment of advanced technologies is the most important of these, and it has already led to heightened geopolitical risks. In addition, the decoupling between the two countries in the advanced technology sector is disrupting global supply chains, with consequences for companies and governments.
COVID-19, the GZERO Accelerant: Ian Bremmer’s GZERO Summit State of the World Address – 7.12.20
- The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t invented today’s biggest challenges. For better and for worse, it simply accelerated important changes that were already well underway.
- It has exacerbated inequality of opportunity, both within and among countries.
- In fact, the most severe COVID-19 impacts in 2021 will be economic, particularly as debts soar in developing countries and international lenders have less to lend.
- The pandemic has also sped up the erosion of faith in democratic institutions and international cooperation.
- But the economic damage inflicted by this crisis has accelerated the transition from the 20th century brick-and-mortar model of commerce and growth toward a more dynamic 21st century economy that is powered more by the flow of information and less by fossil fuels.
- In short, thanks in part to the worst global health emergency in more than a century, the future will arrive sooner than we thought.