The 'Davos Manifesto', created in 1973 and renewed in 2020, lays out the principles of stakeholder capitalism - or a system of shared goals for businesses - such as those outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.
Ah, yes -- nothing says goodness like globalism and the UN's SDGs.
At the same time, the WEF is more than a little perturbed by the criticism that has been leveled against it:
Davos has nevertheless weathered criticism as a gathering of elites and in recent years the Forum has been targeted by disinformation campaigns.
But the LSE suggests the stereotype of the so-called 'Davos Man' is less relevant today as "issues of social inclusion and environmentalism" have taken precedence: "In sum, the WEF now has a larger modus operandi: It not only builds consensus through dialogue, but also identifies leaders and galvanizes them to take action."
Despite criticism that suggests the contrary, Davos Man or Davos Woman or Davos Trans or Davos whatever are all on the side of good. So, who are these people that meet in Davos, Switzerland every year?
- Chief executives and chairs of the Forum 1,000 Partner companies actively engaged in initiatives and communities such as the International Business Council, Community of Chairpersons and Industry Governors.
- Public figures from across the world including G7 and G20 countries, as well as heads of international organizations.
- Leaders from the foremost civil society, labour and media organizations as well as top thinkers and academics.
- Members of the Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers community, the Community of Global Shapers, the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
That's just about everyone and everything in the System.
Well, as we approach 2023, I wish the Davos Crew and the nefarious figures that lurk behind the WEF the best of luck. They still seem smugly confident about their supposed control over the destruction they have unleashed and appear equally arrogant and self-assured about the destruction they continue to foment.
Although they claim to be good, I see them, and I'm certain that I'm not the only one.