At the recently held 41st edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos, Accenture chairman Bill Green (as was Management Consulting Group Chief Executive Mark Foster, more on his views in another post) was once again invited to share his vision and opinions on the current economic climate, and the ways in which economies and organizations can foster growht. Mr. Green, who has recently transitioned to his new role as Chairman from his former CEO role at Accenture (note: read the personal interview Forbes’ Mia Saini had with Mr. Green about his transition during his stay in Davos), emphasized the importance of Growth though Innovation. The video below gives an impression of Mr. Green’s views which he shared during te WEF summit.
This year’s theme at Davos was “Shared Norms for the New Reality”, which addresses the erosion of common values and principles undermining public trust in leadership as well as future economic growth and political stability. Mr. Green chaired a public session called “Innovation Driven Growth: An Update” on the first day of the Annual Meeting and facilitated a discussion on technological innovations that are reshaping industries.
Accenture traditionally launches its annual research on globalization at the World Economic Forum – Davos. This year, “New Waves of Growth: Unlocking Opportunity in the Multi-polar World” examines how four durable trends – an aging population, growing resource scarcity, exploding technology advances and emerging markets – have the potential to shape the global economy in the coming decade with the opportunity to drive economic growth despite continued market uncertainty.
Much more interesting insights about the report and it’s conclusions can be found on Accenture’s dedicated site about this report.