Oxford Martin School Director addresses 40th Forum Villa d'Este

09 September 2014

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The Oxford Martin School's Director Professor Ian Goldin joined heads of state, government ministers, other leading academics and senior business figures at the annual Ambrosetti Forum at Lake Como, Italy, on 5 September. The focus of this year’s meeting was 'Today’s and Tomorrow’s Global Challenges'.

He presented the findings of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations ­- of which he is Vice-Chair - to 300 delegates in an opening keynote session entitled Now for the Long Term: Business and Society. He was joined in this session by the former President of Israel, Shimon Peres; the CEO of the New York Times Company, Mark Thompson; and Oxford Martin Commissioner and Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Professor Kishore Mahbubani. In addition to addressing the opening plenary session, Ian presented the Oxford Martin Commission to a group of around 100 young leaders who were meeting in parallel sessions.

Convened by The European House Ambrosetti, the forum is now in its 40th year. Attendees at this year¹s forum included President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso; US Senator, John McCain; Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, Jacob Frenkel; and former Italian Prime Ministers Enrico Letta, Mario Monti and Romano Prodi.

Now for the Long Term, the report of the Oxford Martin Commission, was launched in October 2013 and has since been accessed online 1.1 million times and discussed in events in five continents.