Klaus Schwab

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Klaus Schwab with a statue of Lenin on his bookshelf.[1]

Klaus Martin Schwab (born 30 March 1938) is a German engineer and economist best known as the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. The WEF is most famous for its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, which attracts leading business, government, and civil society leaders from around the world.

Schwab as publisher of the World Economic Forum's 2010 "Global Redesign" report postulates that a globalized world is best managed by a self-selected coalition of multinational corporations, governments (including through the UN system), and select civil society organizations (CSOs).[2] He argues that governments are no longer "the overwhelmingly dominant actors on the world stage" and that “the time has come for a new stakeholder paradigm of international governance”. The WEF's vision includes a "public-private" UN, in which certain specialized agencies would operate under joint state and non-state governance systems.[3]

External links


  1. Schwab’s Admiration for Lenin
  2. Everybody's business: strengthening international cooperation in a more interdependent world – report of the global redesign initiative. World Economic Forum (May 2010).
  3. Martens, Jens (2020). "The Role of Public and Private Actors and Means in Implementing the SDGs: Reclaiming the Public Policy Space for Sustainable Development and Human Rights", Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights, Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights. Cham: Springer, 207–220. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-30469-0_12. ISBN 978-3-030-30468-3. 
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