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Davos 2021: Experts discuss need for unlocking social entrepreneurship

Updated : January 25, 2021 07:23 PM IST

World Economic Forum’s 'Virtual Davos 2021' kick started with a focus on rebuilding trust. As part of the overarching theme of the Davos agenda, on day 1 the focus is on designing a cohesive sustainable resilient economic system.

Why is this important? On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inequities of the world have only widened. In fact, the World Bank estimates that over 420 million additional people will be pushed into poverty. The world’s vaccine rollout as well continues to be patchy through 2021.

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has put its response to try and see what can be done to use these collaborations to try and mitigate the impact of the pandemic, but importantly chart out an action agenda on what a post pandemic world would look like.

CNBC-TV18’s Shereen Bhan spoke to Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green; Corinne Bazina, VP of Danone Communities Fund; and Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of UN Economic Commission and discussed about the power of social entrepreneurship and what can be done to unleash social entrepreneurship and integrate it with the mainstream.

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