Davos 2019 & 2020

Davos House


Mattastrasse 25, 7260 Davos Dorf, Davos, Switzerland


Davos House hosted discussions that will be key to shaping the dialogue of the decade ahead at this the 50th annual gathering of world leaders.

2020 events

Climate Conversation Roundtable to inspire action on climate change, hosted by freuds’ Dr. Arlo Brady with SYSTEMIQ’s Jeremy Oppenheim and AB InBev’s Pablo Jimenez.

Women Who Dared Reception to honour women and advance diversity in arts and culture, hosted by Bill and Sandi Nicholson in partnership with the Carlyle Family Office Group and showcasing artwork from the largest private collection exclusively by women.

Business Avengers Dinner to accelerate progress towards achieving the Global Goals, with Richard Curtis, Nico Rosberg, Gail Gallie, Judson Althoff, Kate Gibson and Halla Tómasdóttir.

Step Up Nightcap with Mission 2020 Convener Christiana Figueres, the Stockholm Resilience Centre’s Johan Rockström, former COP 26 President, Rt. Hon. Claire Perry O’Neill and Budweiser’s Steve Arkley.

Davos House Opening Nightcap with Politico’s Ryan Heath and Rym Momtaz previewing the week’s key conversations.

Step Up Breakfast calling on business to escalate their commitments to decarbonisation, led by Mission 2020 Convener Christiana Figueres, with Mark Carney, Nico Rosberg, Rt. Hon. Claire Perry O’Neill, James Harding, Steve Arkley, Suzanne DiBianca and Steve Varley.

World Changing Science Brunch from Arctic Basecamp and X leaders, Astro Teller and Wendy Tan White, discussed the scientific breakthroughs that are defining our future, with Rt. Hon. Claire Perry O’Neill, Mira Duma, Rainn Wilson, Marc Quinn, Richard Curtis and moderated by Colin Butfield from WWF.

Devex Roundtable on Investing in Fragile Markets, exploring how investment conditions can be adapted to benefit vulnerable markets, with Richard Jones, Devex Editorial Director and Charlotte Gornitzka, UNICEF Assistant Secretary General.

HP & UN Women Lunch to consider the role of technology and education in achieving gender equality with Emma Freud, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Katja Iversen, Christina Lowery, Pascale Dumas and performance poet Emi Mahmoud.

2020 events

AI for Good Working Lunch from McKinsey, Google.org and 2030 Vision with Dr. Arlo Brady, Hassan Jameel, Gail Gallie, Jacquelline Fuller, Martin Hirt and Dominic Vergine, discussing the potential for AI to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

The Redesigning Growth In The Fashion Industry Roundtable saw the launched of eight new priorities for fashion players to transform their business models, with the Global Fashion Agenda’s Eva Kruse and guests including Imran Amed, CEO of Business of Fashion, Patrice Louvet, CEO of Ralph Lauren, Helena Helmersson, COO H&M Group, Nadja Swarovski and Wolfgang Blau,, COO & President, Condé Nast International.

Investing in Women in Crisis Roundtable with Bank of America, the International Rescue Committee and Goldman Sachs, focusing on better support for women in areas of conflict and insecurity globally, with Anne Finucane, David Miliband, Dina Powell McCormick, and Natalia Vodianova.

The Human Capital Dinner, hosted by Project Everyone and the Carlyle Family Office Group, looked at the importance of achieving quality health and wellbeing for all, with Justine Cassell, André Hoffman, Dr. Corinna Lathan, Dr. Eric Verdin, Professor Andrew Scott, and Karoly Nikolich, Ph.D.

Partnerships In a Changing Geopolitical World Dinner with GE’s Rachel Duan and US political scientist, Ian Bremmer of GZERO Media.

Purpose Brands and Consumer Impact Dinner with Reckitt Benckiser’s Fabrice Beaulieu and Paul Rose of National Geographic.

The Choose Life Dinner with Jane Goodall and Project Everyone discussed how to make 2020 a year of unprecedented climate cooperation and action, with Christiana Figueres, Lily Cole and Simon Knauf from the Royal Foundation.

British Vogue Forces for Change Nightcap with Vanessa Kingori MBE and Natalia Vodianova.

The Building Successful Partnerships Roundtable centred on creating multi-stakeholder partnerships to achieve the Global Goals, hosted by AB InBev’s Carlos Brito, UNITAR’s Nikhil Seth, Antwerp Port Authority’s Jacques Vandermeiren and Noa Gafni of the Rutgers Institute.

Safe Water Saves Lives Breakfast from Reckitt Benckiser, featuring Gary White, Karin Krchnak and Trisha Shetty.

2020 events

Financial Activism for Everyone ThinkIn, hosted by Richard Curtis and Tortoise Media’s James Harding.

Google.org and World Wide Web Foundation Breakfast, hosted by Jacquelline Fuller and Adrian Lovett, addressing the challenge of ensuring equal access to acquiring digital skills in the developing world, with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

The Roundtable Brunch on Drought Resilience discussed how public and private sectors help to increase the resilience of those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Hosted by Community Jameel and Save The Children, with Fady Jameel, Kevin Watkins and Dr. Hayat Sindi.

Business Ambition For 1.5C Lunch, hosted by SAP’s Ann Rosenberg and Lise Kingo of Accenture and UN Global Compact, with guests including Henrietta Fore, Paul Polman and Dr. Andrew Steer.

Lunch and Blood Drive for Marc Quinn’s social sculpture, ‘Our Blood’, with contributions from Emma Freud, Hassan Akkad, and Adiam Yemane, and a guestlist including Rt. Hon. David Miliband, Lily Cole, Trisha Shetty, Sir Jony Ive.

Stepping Up the Fight Reception, hosted by Peter Sands of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and featuring James Quincy, Dr. Raj Shah, Rob Acker, Ajay Banga, and Sophie Hampton, to recognise the role of the private sector in the fight against major global diseases.

Globals Goals Dinner from Project Everyone, Global Citizen, Google, Salesforce and Generation Equality. Priyanka Chopra, Jaden Smith, Trisha Shetty, Natalia Vodianova, Lily Cole and Richard Curtis centred on ‘Super Year 2020’, with guests including Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Gillian Tett, Nicola Mendelsohn, Marc Benioff, Lorraine Toohill, Google, Seth Berkley and Jimmy Wales with a performance from Emi Mahmoud.

When Women Lead, Change Happens Dinner to discuss Reckitt Benckiser’s new AIDS education programme, with Marie-Ange Saraka Yao, Peter Sands, Winnie Byanyima, Professor Milford Soko and Ben Wilson.

Annual (RED) Nightcap, hosted by Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan and Sir Jony Ive, with guests including Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Ivanka Trump, Tony Blair, Sundar Pichai, Marc Benioff, Nicola Mendelsohn, Jayden Smith, Priyanka Chopra, Natalia Vodianova and Lily Cole.

How Technology Can Support A Healthy Ocean from X, The Moonshot Factory and Conservation International and hosted by Peter Thomson. Guests included Chris Gorrell Barnes, Jennifer Morris, Marisa Drew and Astro Teller, Google X.

2020 events

The Women Creating the Future Brunch with Claudia Edelman of UN & We Are All Human Foundation, focussed on making a positive change in healthcare for women, with Kate Roberts, Dr. Julie Gerbending and Dr. Precious Motsepe.

“Let’s Talk” Brunch on the stigma surrounding periods and menstrual health, hosted by Natalia Vodianova and featuring Anna Palmer, Trisha Shetty, Dr Natalia Kanam, Noella Coursaris, Emi Mahmoud and Natasha Poonwalla.

Healthy Minds Lunch with Lloyds Bank and the Wellcome Trust, hosted by Antonio Horta-Osorio, Jeremy Farrar, Phillipa Leighton-Jones, Miranda Wolpert and Janet Pope, with contributions from Trisha Shetty, Lily Cole, Matthew Freud and Katie Vanneck-Smith, Leena Nair, George Vradenburg.

Accelerating Impact Lunch from the Rise Fund, hosted by Jim Coulter, Maya Chorengel and Steve Ellis, as well as Anne Finucane, Tom Davidson, Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Alan Murray, to discuss how business can drive measurable social and environmental impact alongside strong returns.

The Innovation Forum on Inspiring a Generation of Changemakers, hosted by Haus of FinTech and UNICEF, focused on bringing together innovation and development aid for children everywhere using emerging technology and digital finance, with Misha Rao and Henrietta Fore.

The New Frontier of Mental Health Discussion, from TDP Partners and Lampsai, focussed on brain health and the use of psychedelics as part of the cure, with Princess Khaliya Aga Khan, Trudy Di Pippo, Thomas Ermacora and Garen Staglin.

Alzheimer's Research UK Drinks Reception with Rt. Hon. David Cameron, on the power of harnessing big data and digital health technologies.

Future of Food Dinner hosted by The World Food Programme’s Ute Klamert, AB InBev’s Tony Milikin, PepsiCo’s Simon Lowden and SAP’s Ann Rosenberg on food circularity and how to rethink global food systems and industries.

2020 events


By 2030, Bank of America will have deployed a total of $445 billion to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy. Goal 7 (Clean Energy)

Bank of America is deploying $50 billion in capital toward activities supporting the goals. Goal 17 (Partnerships)

Lloyds Bank, Tata Trust & Unilever to support Wellcome Trust’s mental health drive. Goal 3 (Good Health & Wellbeing)

Reckitt Benckiser committed $10 million to ensure that all girls & young women in sub-Saharan Africa will have access to engaging sexual health education. Goal 5 (Gender Equality) & Goal 4 (Quality Education)

HP investing $20m in digital gender divide. Goal 5 (Gender Equality)

PepsiCo to switch to renewable energy in US direct operations in 2020. Goal 2 (Zero Hunger), Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption & Production) & Goal 7 (Affordable & Clean Energy)

Every Budweiser brewed with renewable energy by 2025. Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption & Production) & Goal 7 (Affordable & Clean Energy)

Project Everyone created Business Avengers; a group of 17 companies representing a goal each to demonstrate the role that business can play in delivering the Global Goals. PepsiCo joined the likes of Microsoft, Salesforce, Google.org, Mastercard, Coca Cola, Nike and Reckitt Benckiser. Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) & Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)

2019 events

Refugee Education Roundtable hosted by Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the President of Community Jameel, Hassan Jameel, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, and the President of Google.org, Jacqueline Fuller.

2020, Super Year Dinner with WWF and the Global Goals host Sir David Attenborough, Richard Curtis, Paul Polman, Peter Thomson, Prof Johan Rockstrom and Christiana Figueres.

AI, Humans and Free Will Dinner with Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures.

The Goalkeepers’ Dinner hosted by Bill Gates and Bono with Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, Kamissa Camara, Foreign Minister of Mali, Gayle Smith, CEO ONE.

The Global Goals Gathering hosted by Bill Gates and philanthropists Patrice and Dr Precious Motsepe with Marc Benioff and Jane Goodall.

3 Trillion Reasons Reception hosted by SAP Next-Gen, with a discussion on how purposeful purchasing can build ethical, sustainable supply chains.

Education and Technology Breakfast discussion with Henrietta Fore, ED, UNICEF, Richard Curtis and 2030 Vision.

A lunch to discuss public-private partnerships to deliver global development and climate change agreements hosted by IsDB, SAP, Deloitte and P4G.

Women Creating The Future Lunch hosted by ‘We are all Human’ talking about the health of women and girls.

2019 events

(RED) Nightcap hosted by Bono and Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan, with guests including Matt Damon and Robin Wright.

UNDP’s Lion’s Share Breakfast encouraged advertisers to improve the planet’s biodiversity with Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, Michelle Yeoh, Jean Todt, President FIA and Deri Watkins from Mars.

Citizens’ Agenda Breakfast launched ‘Every breath matters’ to highlight the issue of clean air with Kristian Jensen, Nico Rosberg and Amy Agnew.

Eva Kruse and SAP Sustainable Fashion Roundtable with HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Rise Fund Lunch to launch Y Analytics, an independent public benefit corporation which bridges the gap between impact-focussed research and decision-makers with Anne Finucane, Anand Mahindra, Bono, Paul Polman, Sir Ronnie Cohen, Maryanne Hancock and Bob Zimmer.

A nightcap supporting efforts to allocate capital in support of the Global Goals hosted by the Rise Fund.

Haus of FinTech Breakfast focussed on the replenishment of the Global Fund.

Ocean Innovation Roundtable with UN Special Envoy for the Oceans, His Excellency Peter Thomson, Naren Hjorth, Founder Katapault and Prof Heather Koldewey, ZSL.

AI Positive Lunch hosted by CognitionX and Deloitte Digital, highlighted the opportunities and challenges posed by AI for the Global Goals.

Dine with Purpose with David Hertz hosted by World Food Programme and SAP.

Purpose Panel Reception with SAP’s leadership team.