Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and the World Health Organization’s Ambassador for Global Health Finance joins business leader Mohamed A. El-Erian and Nobel laureate Michael Spence with a provocative vision for transforming our broken world.
The three leaders have certainly managed their share of crises. Gordon Brown is renowned for preventing a second Great Depression in 2009 by mobilising global leaders to walk the world back from the financial brink. As CEO of PIMCO, Mohamed A. El-Erian led one of the world’s biggest investment managers, overseeing $2 trillion in assets, and served as the Chair of Obama’s Global Development Council. And the insights of economics Nobel laureate Michael Spence have changed the way the world conducts business and understands economic growth.
Today we face not one crisis but a cascade: sputtering growth, surging inflation, poor policy responses, an escalating climate emergency, worsening inequality, increasing nationalism and a decline in global co-operation. But though the situation seems dire, it is not yet broken beyond repair.
Brown, El-Erian and Spence have pooled their decades of experience at the forefront of global political, business and thought leadership to develop a bold new plan to prevent crises and manage the future for the benefit of the many and not the few.
The longer a problem goes unresolved, the worse it will get; that’s what happens in a permacrisis – and that’s why we must act now.