UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said individuals every where should take 'active leadership' in three key areas: climate change, world trade and African poverty.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a new and fairer regulatory environment to ensure that globalisation was seen as a force for good. She said that the world needed to create a 'new balance of power' in world trade, the consumption of resources, education and the fight against AIDS, etc.
The talk of transcendent leadership must have created a warm glow at Davos but will this renewed philosophy of enlightened self-interest translate into meaningful action? Perhaps; the world's great and good will get a school report on the matter at next year's summit.
The World Economic Forum: A call to exercise global leadership, not just self interest
Knowledge@Wharton, 7 February 2007
Review by Morice Mendoza