Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Antonia Gawel, World Economic Forum

Who: Antonia Gawel, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Executive Committee, is Deputy Head of the Forum’s Centre for Global Public Goods and is also responsible for its Innovation and Circular Economy programs. In these capacities she has been responsible for scaling major public-private partnerships, including 2030Vision, which aims to fast-track progress on the Global Goals through Fourth Industrial Revolution technology.

Topic: How corporates can do more to help meet the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Quote: “What we are trying to do is to take a big idea and break it down into the key actions that corporates should be taking and the questions they should be asking in order to mobilize more commitment and action.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.