Pitch for Partnerships

“Too often governments and businesses don’t talk to each other,” Michael R. Bloomberg said at the opening yesterday of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, which he convened during #UNGA72 to begin to fix that missed opportunity.

Despite the many threats facing the world, from disasters, to climate change, to refugee crises, leaders like World Bank President Jim Kim, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came together to tackle the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization.

Former US President Bill Clinton touched on the success of the development goals in bringing progress on many fronts, but emphasized the importance of reaching those who have been left out—and said these partnerships will be critical in shrinking that divide. Leaders including Ghana’s President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo and France’s President Emmanuel Macron zeroed in on the importance of Africa in particular. As Akufo-Addo said, “Global outcomes, if they are to succeed, means that they have to succeed in Africa.”

Source: Dayna Kerecman Myers, Global Health NOW

Related: Stronger Global Relations Require Business Leadership – Bloomberg View

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