We strongly believe in the power of collaboration by working with industry partners and engaging with policy makers, international and multi-lateral organizations, civil society and academia, to help transform towards a digital economy and society. We believe digital technology can strongly contribute to reaching the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our Code of Conduct provides guidance on how we deal with government officials. Our policy is not to participate in the political or electoral process through direct donations to political groups, but to protect our interests through lawful and transparent advocacy with government.
Besides working with individual governments, we work with a number of key multilateral organizations including the World Economic Forum (WEF), the United Nations Broadband Commission, UNESCO, the G-20 through the B-20, Digital Europe, the UN and ITU EQUALS Global Partnership, as well as a variety of industry driven organizations.
WEF Annual Meeting 2020 - Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World
In January 2020, our President and CEO Rajeev Suri and CMO Barry French participated in the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos together with hundreds of other industry executives, political, academic and cultural leaders, as well as innovators and entrepreneurs. This is an important forum to engage the world¡¯s top leaders in collaborative discussion and activities to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Key discussions in the forum evolved around these four pressing topics:
- How to address the urgent climate and environmental challenges that are harming ecology and the world economy?
- How to transform industries to achieve more sustainable and inclusive business models as new political, economic and societal priorities change trade and consumption patterns?
- How to govern the technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution so they benefit business and society while minimizing their risks to them?
- How to adapt to the demographic, social and technological trends reshaping education, employment and entrepreneurship?
Global crises require global responses, said Rajeev.