As the International Organisation for Public-Private Cooperation, the World Economic Forum, acting as partner to the World Health Organization, is mobilising all stakeholders to protect lives and livelihoods.
The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide. All stakeholders, especially global business, must urgently come together to minimise its impact on public health and limit its potential for further disruption to lives and economies around the world.
But the sum of many individual actions will not add up to a sufficient response. Only coordinated action by business, combined with global, multi stakeholder cooperation – at exceptional scale and speed – can potentially mitigate the risk and impact of this unprecedented crisis.
The spread of COVID-19 demands global cooperation among governments, international organisations and the business community. This multistakeholder cooperation is at the centre of the World Economic Forum’s mission.
The new COVID Action Platform will focus on three priorities:
- Galvanise the global business community for collective action.
- Protect people’s livelihoods and facilitate business continuity.
- Mobilise cooperation and business support for the COVID-19 response.