Bad behaviour is perhaps one way to capture the ethos of today’s global political arena. Not just the political arena, but the way we live our lives in an increasingly fragmented world.
I argued at a campaign launch and discussion at the World Economic Forum 2018 side events that in order to meet the global agenda of good governance, improving multilateral processing, and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a values-based approach to international business development needs to be defined. In addition, a Charter of Human Responsibilities needs to be drafted and adopted.
This campaign was inspired by Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity (2013/2014), where a new generation awoke. They were ready to build a better society based not on narrow self-interest, but on universal values and shared social responsibility.
I was lucky enough to be there to witness this and support the transformation of the country following the revolution.
Four years later I asked the youth who took to the streets what principles they live by today to build stronger communities, cities, and their country for tomorrow.
During our talk in Davos, panelists Ian Charles Smith, Co-Founder of WiReD Magazine; Rainer Schorr, Managing Director of Global Connect Consulting; Olena Prykhodko, Founder of Modelex; and Christa Markwalder, Member of Swiss Parliament and Former President of the National Council, and I discussed their responses.
We agreed that “Creating a shared future in a fractured world” – the theme of World Economic Forum 2018 – can be met if we develop models for cooperation that are not based on narrow interests, but on the destiny of humanity as a whole.
This discussion was part of a larger campaign advocating the creation and adoption of a Charter of Human Responsibilities in partnership with the Bohdan Hawerlyshyny Family Foundation.
Read more about this campaign at http://buildstrongcities.com/bohdan/ or sign up to support and follow.