ESG now! world economics forum asks - what will happen to CEOs who get AI for children wrong?
Sorry to hear of death of McGann - the West's most open curator of pro-future gen thinktanks- his last paper here buzzes common sense - sadly many thinks will never recover from the combo of trump and fake media -cf with compiled when The Economist was led by end poverty sub-ed Norman (aka dad).
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From Diaries of & - 2018 our last Fazle Abed dialogue in Bangladesh concerned open space for 1000 Abed co-workers , 50 Abed luminaries, tracing intel from 50+years of asia women rising, 60+ years of AI Neumann uniting Pacific and Atlantic Labs, 260+years of Smithian moral economic mapmaking as well as future scope of Abed Mooc 5.4 uniting graduates sdg applications across 100 Asian Universities + 5.5 ,, 5.6

schwab  conveners of world economic forum  (and coming of AI's 4th Industrial Revolution) now integrating greatest economic miracle ever (billion womens asian empowerment)  advanced out of Bangladesh with Fazle Abed since 1972; family who edit MIT innovations also partnering Abed to design world's most popular cashless banking system to end poverty 1.5

which resources of do you and yours most need to action? rsvp abedmooc5.6 Glasgow uplink --#davosagenda : twit 1 2 - what's essential to sustainability generation-2021 update road to cop26 glasgow- geneva's jan 2021 invitations -programme, join-up -sub agendas : EA techforgood ;; EH : healthyfutures :: EG planetsaving

nature isnt siloised the way govs and university professors are -poverty, climate, health, edu, tech all explain each other- national borders have become biggest risk to natures borderless innovation challenges - without cooperation at levels old leaders can't conceive - our species will be lost- actions from davos
How to build more resilient countries after the COVID-19 pandemic #DavosAgenda
Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast #DavosAgenda 1 q1
@Zurich January 2021 US climate ambassador Kerry : Glasgow Nov 2021- cop26 humanity and "parties" last best chance
Since start of machine age the Adam Smith school of economists have valued how health (Economist 1984 and 1843) and education (Economist 1986) exponentially sustain places' economic growth across generations not vice versa ..over the last 50 years Safety*Health*Education has been 1billiongirls development password across Asia -fortunately AN ECONOMIC MIRACLE BEGAN WHEN Chinese and Bangladesh village networkers linked in around fazle abed since 1972 to demonstrate how lives matter women empowerment changes how governments and corporations behave- charities without eithe a business case or a direct smart intel transfer case integrating transparent community data ending poverty traps- global viallage purposes of value chains celebrate the ultimate sme networing model of transparency mapping at 4 levels : 1 village solution, 100000 village solution replication, national market leadership, worldwide sustainability benchmark of market sector purpose

Economist A B C D E F G H I J .R S. U W X Y Z mass and new media had failed to involve educators at every level in what youth needed to explore if a sustainability generation was being grown
Nikesh Arora @nikesharora asks @Netanyahu about cybersecurity: “the most important investment you can make in cyber is mathematics”. #DavosAgenda @IsraeliPM. 6:59 AM - 27 Jan 2021. 12 Retweets; 41 Likes; Ben D'Israel · Ubaid ...

mathematically the UN's 17 sustainability goals pose a problem unless you can help people factor them into a memorisable number of ways forward- if thee is only one factor goal one both gravitates all ohers but requires bottom-up mapping -as einstein would say innovators need to integrate the most micro of dynamics if there system is not to be blind to what top people cannot see; 20 years into 2025 report's journey several exponential challenges had missed the simplest way to unite humans:
there was no transparent audit of trust-flow applied to world's biggest organisations

back from future of 1984's 2025 report- virus is gamechanger to online education, safe community spaces and all UN-sdg urgent challenges of greatest #learinggeneration and #digitalcooperation
kenya's ihub benchmark empowering youth community tech across will hubs live up to hi-trust multipliers at core of micro-empowrment transformation and truth mediator of oldest and youngest halves of our species' 8 billion interconnected beings?
1776 35 years on can hubs do for america what 1.0' aol could not..
wework 5g supercitizens need 90% collaborative solutions-it make sense for world leading ai funds to have a home hub- if wework isnt it what is..
out of china and usa top 10 internet companies are startup ecosystems-are they smart to own hubs...
mayors play a critical role if humans go green in time-which hub models link relay each years cop, link education systems, help young professions lead risk models of global climate adaptability.
schwab links global's number 1 annual summit withback from 4 innovation revolutions youth hubs need to shape..
more eg will hubs be integral to one global university of ending poverty?how can under 30s hub global community health in ways top down planners fail to proact
..can we map a 7th economy multiplying the best of 6 other economies
space and mobilising virtual livelihoods
humanising computing prain power
trading routes celegrating demngs enginnering leaps
rural village keynes-aka jim kim's top of the pops.....
dollar world
poundempire until 1914- see adam smith's 1760s warnings on industrial world depending on less than 1% of peoples to finance its gold standard
. .Jim Kim2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc,
videos of world bank tedx kim celebrates 300 global shapers hubs of weforum schwab
6th economy miracle for over billion people out of rural village poverty - networked by women of south asia starting with community health food security- 2 models branched from 1970s - food alumni borlaug - health alumni china barefoot medics, fazle abed james grant -after hundreds of thousands of villager business brac had to develop banking system for poorest village mothers- almost everything later called microcreditsummit failed to understand the point of fin services designed if you began as community health or food security worker as an illiterate woman who had previously no productive network in society- china's version of rural keysiansim discussed the economist 1977 became the rural heartland linked to second chinese miracle adapting japans better engineering knowledge which had already caused diaspora islands of taiwan hk singapore to ruse to be 3rd strongest economy of 1980 after japan and usJapan better engineering economy merged from deming action learning networks tokyo 1845-1962 - see the Economist consider japan 1962 and unification of royal families at olympics 1964 round a better way to map the world than their history had spun space and satellite ecomyvon neumann and moores 100 times more digital analytics power per decade 195 to 2025........................$ industrial pre digital economy. It wasn' until the end of world war 2 that the dolar was reconised as the worlds reerve currency. The united nations ws convened and 7 of the biggest G8 empires seemed to agree a new map which recognised that a root cause of the world wars that orgnising world trade just to the benefit of peoples in 8 place resprent aboyt a quarter of the world's population was snot sustainable. The plan: the USA would help the G7 economies reboot but once this was growing support for fomrer colonises independence would be maximised. Three opportunities emerged from 1950s innovations: satellite and space, digital computing, much more reliable proceses of engineering and linking in supply chain networks.In additior crop science geared to local diversity emerged. All of these appeared to offer win-win opportunities across nations but 3 problems seem to have overtaken the rate at which the UN could adapt. kennedy was assisinated-the U lost continuity both internationally and at home as the publics confindence wass rockedby other assinations, and vietnam -the first time americans had entered an unwinnable war? Increased Russian mischief all over the newly indepetend nations world including latin america , and a geonomic trick nature had played on te old world. A place which the ebnglish had named the middle east is actually a land bridge between 3 suncintents: Afrca m Euripe and Asa. But this landbridge is mainly desert and oil welss. It became the epicentre of all sorts of conflicts (see more detail). Neither the eurpean union or post-kennedy america had prepared enough for what happened net
...............pound empire economy
To the extemy that global trade existed and needed to be accounted for by currency. the pound played this role until the start of world war 1 at which time it abandoned the promise of exchangeability with gold.Access to engineering changed the size of economies from being mainly correlated with where populations had settled- eg 2 out of 3 on the asian continent. The fact that small island of britain (less than 1% of people, much less than that as per cent of land andnaural resources) couldat its peak recah nearly 10% of woirkd trade reflects how its mercantile power ahd won out comaped with other Europeans in 18th C and its first mover adavantages with engines. In particular the 19th C was to see The Uk wmpire take over adminstration of most of the nations around the INsian ocean. Americans who were fast to insutrialise after decalaring independence in 1776, focused on saling engineering on their own continent. It wasn't until world war 1 that this nation became recongined as tahgest world power
Could it be that there are 2 types of world trade
zero sum ones that need regulating so that a country get overdependent on anothers products
social world trades go way above zero sum- eg where knowledge is multiplied in use by eg mentoring-
notably consider microfranchises which we define as offer open sourcing of a social solution designed to give a community capacity to serve an important need where the value of the service stays with the producers--could it be that this second type of world trade needs open society celebration not inter-country regulation? in a knowledge economy might social world trade be 10 times bigger than zero-sum particularly in markets where knowhow critically impacting millennials' sustainability goals.
BRAC u legacy fazle abed: U president chang- alumni of MIT yale berkeley (yelen) Shenzen-hk; entrepreneur mountain view; first u partners include ban ki-moon; tencent education foundation-yidan HKearly investors schwarzman: Masa Son, Ka-Shing, Dalio- next education partners MIT, Oxford- co-concept founder mayor of beijing chen jiningvienna cultural center music - ban ki-moon climate adaptability: soros ceu OSUN soros botstein -education core - brad college, microcollege, schools; partners brac U, CEU, online arizona ...

Sunday, December 31, 2017

japan notes

norman macrae foundation-  our family/friends have reported japan's contributions to sustaining human race since 1962 father's reporting earned the emperors order of rising sun with gold bars and neck ribbon-  related literature- the late great ezra vogel, peter drucker reports on japan; world trade and sustainability knowhow connecting prince charles relationships with emperor and japan leaders since tokyo olympics 1964 - see also obituary us ambassador to japan- (norman macrae had been one of last journalists to interview von neumann and was fascinated by his exponential legacy)

norman macrae  multinational sustainability series of economist surveys of 60 expanded into 70s and 80s tech future innovation series of entrepreneurial revolution and future history reports japan pivotal to rising sun asia model - how east -asian rwo thirds of world - rose in last 70 years from previous era of colonisation of the orient and 2 world wars


update dec 2020 japan designates 14 industries as priorities of suga commitment zero carbon dioxide emissions 2050

The report designates 14 industries in which significant growth and investment are key to achieve decarbonization. These include offshore wind, ammonia fuel, hydrogen, nuclear energy, cars, shipping, airlines, semiconductors, logistics, agriculture, carbon recycling, housing, energy recycling and the lifestyles of individual people.

 the government aims to raise offshore wind energy output to 45 million kilowatt-hours by 2040, hydrogen power consumption to 20 million tons by 2050, promote nuclear energy abroad but halt domestic projects, decarbonize the agriculture industry and reduce coal-fired power consumption to the point where carbon recycling technology can be developed to nullify the remaining harmful emissions.

By targeting these industries, the trade ministry aims to mobilize more than ¥240 trillion in private sector savings through investment, regulation, subsidies and tax incentives. In doing so, it expects the cumulative economic impact to reach ¥90 trillion in 2030, and ¥190 trillion by 2050.

cf2019 europe report 12 strategies

Saturday, December 30, 2017

japan collaboration world leader in community data relating to sdgs? society 5.0 osaka data track - april 2021 summit


Advancing Data Governance in the G7


February 2, 2021 | Matthew P. Goodman & Pearl Risberg 

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Two years ago last month, Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech at Davos aimed at starting a global conversation about data governance. With more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data created every day, Abe noted, the global economy was increasingly driven by data, yet there were few globally accepted rules on the collection, processing, and sharing of data. In the two years since Abe’s speech, there has been a patchwork of efforts to advance rules and principles in this area, but there is still a long way to go toward creating a coherent global approach. As host of the Group of Seven (G7) in 2021, the United Kingdom has a chance to take the global conversation on data governance a few practical steps forward this year.

Abe used Japan’s 2019 presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) to put his concept of “data free flow with trust” (DFFT) on the global agenda. G20 leaders endorsed the somewhat elusive phrase in their communiqué at the Osaka summit. Abe was less successful in his goal of establishing an “Osaka Track” to carry work on DFFT forward. He did win endorsement of an “Osaka Declaration on Digital Economy” to advance work on electronic commerce rules in the World Trade Organization (WTO), but three G20 members—India, Indonesia, and South Africa—opted out, and the document made only a vague reference to broader data governance issues.

A Divided World

Progress toward a global consensus on data governance has been slow because of philosophical and regulatory differences among key economic blocs. The European Union has been most forceful in pushing its preferred approach, which starts with an emphasis on an individual’s right to privacy and to control of his or her own personal data. These rights were enshrined in EU law through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in May 2018. GDPR holds businesses—whether European or otherwise—to a high standard of security and transparency in handling the personal data of EU citizens and has become a de facto global standard.

By contrast, the United States lacks federal data privacy legislation or a unified approach to data governance. Washington has taken a mainly hands-off approach, allowing the private sector to largely shape norms in this area. But with consumer privacy concerns rising and no federal response emerging, state legislatures, led by California, began to adopt their own legislative variations on GDPR and other existing models. Despite increasing consensus in the U.S. Congress that federal data privacy legislation is necessary, no bill has garnered broad support yet. However, there could be movement under the Biden administration, driven by both Vice President Kamala Harris’ interest in the issue and rising China-related national security concerns.

China’s approach to data governance represents a third global model that has some of the formal trappings of the EU approach but is very different in practice. Data in China are considered a strategic asset of the state and have been subject to tightening regulatory controls. Under a draft Personal Information Privacy Law formally modeled on GDPR and issued for public comment in October of 2020, Chinese citizens will in theory enjoy strict data privacy protections, including high barriers to the collection of personal data. However, the Chinese government holds legal authority to access nearly any data on the basis of national security. The draft privacy law also contains extraterritorial provisions that would apply to foreign entities processing or analyzing data on Chinese citizens.

Beyond different approaches to privacy, there is an array of other data-related issues on which global consensus remains elusive. One critical debate is over the rules governing transfer of data across borders. Many countries have imposed data localization requirements, which mandate that data be stored or processed locally. The United States, Japan, and other advanced countries have argued against data localization and advocated for essentially free flow of data across borders, stressing the financial, health, and other benefits of cross-border flows. In addition to these debates, there are significant differences over the national security dimensions of data governance and the appropriate role of government intervention in the digital economy.

Clarifying “Trust”

The Japanese concept of DFFT could be useful as a lodestar to guide international discussions on convergence toward a global approach to data governance. However, this will likely require greater definition of the “T” in DFFT: trust. At a public event at CSIS in December 2020, Director General of the Economics Bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Noriyuki Shikata acknowledged that trust is a broad concept subject to different interpretations, but said the term allowed room for international discussions among relevant stakeholders to develop common rules addressing different dimensions of trust. However, the term’s ambiguity could undermine DFFT’s success, since different actors—citizens, businesses, and government, both within and among countries—have at least some degree of mistrust of each other, and policies to establish greater trust across these groups could impede the benefits of free flows of data.

One area in which the debate about trust is playing out is government access to individuals’ personal data held by private companies. The now infamous “Schrems 2.0” decision by the European Court of Justice in the summer of 2019, which invalidated the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield, was the result of an Austrian citizen’s taking issue with U.S. intelligence agencies’ authority to access his personal data; this, he argued, was a breach of his right to privacy through the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The court’s ruling had wide-sweeping ramifications: the over 5,000 U.S. companies that relied on the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield are now individually tasked with assessing the sufficiency of data privacy laws in the destination country before exporting personal data, an expensive new burden. Schrems 2.0 prompted work by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop high-level principles for trusted government access to personal data held by the private sector.

A Plethora of Principles

The OECD has become an important player in advancing broader global principles and standards on data governance. The Paris-based organization representing 37 mainly advanced countries is launching a two-year horizontal project on data governance in 2021 and 2022, clearing the way for an organization-wide, interdisciplinary approach. As explained by Andrew Wyckoff, the OECD’s director for science, technology and innovation, at the December CSIS event, the project is designed around four modules: access, control, and sharing of data; cross-border data flows; the impact of data on business models, market dynamics, and market structure; and data measurement and classification. Progress in all of these areas is important to establishing international consensus on data governance.

Beyond the OECD, there is a plethora of other efforts around the world to define principles, rules, and norms of data governance. Following the Osaka summit, G20 ministers responsible for the digital economy met and outlined a broad agenda for potential joint work on data governance (though new commitments were few). Meanwhile, industry groups have formed a Global Data Alliance to develop high standards of data responsibility and instill trust in the digital economy. Think-tank scholars have also gotten into the game, including two colleagues from CSIS who in 2019 put forward a set of principles to advance global consensus on data governance.

Data rulemaking has also become a central element of global and regional trade negotiations. The WTO’s negotiations on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce were launched at Davos in 2019, with 86 members (including China) now participating. The group plans to make a concerted push to reach agreement on data flows ahead of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference due to be held later this year, although expectations for early progress in a group of this size and diversity are low. Digital rules have also been embedded in a series of plurilateral and bilateral trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and the U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement. And the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has been working for a number of years to develop digital norms in the region, including through its Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR), an opt-in alternative for both companies and countries that bridges gaps between regulatory systems.

The G7 in 2021

As host of the G7 in 2021, the United Kingdom has an opportunity to pull some of these disparate strands of work on data governance together and move closer to global consensus. The G7 has worked for nearly 50 years to coordinate economic policies among the world’s largest market economies. Digital issues have been formally on the G7 agenda since the 2016 Ise-Shima summit. Despite concerns about its representativeness in today’s changed global economy, the G7 still has an important role to play in advancing global economic norms.

The United Kingdom has identified digital governance as an important element of the 2021 G7 agenda, both as a standalone topic and in informing policy responses to other challenges such as Covid-19. While acknowledging that the pandemic and the economic disruption related to it will be priorities for the United Kingdom’s host year, Heulwen Philpot, deputy director for G7/20 policy in the Cabinet Office, stressed at the December CSIS event the importance of getting something tangible done on digital issues. She noted that the United Kingdom will convene a meeting of G7 digital and technology ministers in the spring and a broader “future tech forum” later in the year. The G7 presidency is the first opportunity for “Global Britain” to prove its leadership credentials since its withdrawal from the European Union, and data governance is one area where London can steer progress on an important, if complex, issue.

A Way Forward

Based on our findings from a series of CSIS expert roundtables last fall, we offer three modest recommendations to the UK G7 hosts for taking the conversation on data governance forward in 2021.

First, seek small but tangible progress. Nothing breeds cynicism like a G7 communiqué full of lofty goals and vague “action plans” unlikely to be fulfilled. The G7 host can gain more credibility by laying down some “bricks in the road” toward a long-term goal that most agree is desirable. Agreement on all aspects of data governance will not be possible at one meeting, but incremental progress can be built upon by future G7 hosts and in other international forums. The G7 would do a useful service in 2021 if it were simply to shed light on dimensions of the data story that are not well understood: among other things, by cataloguing different types of data (the flight data produced by an airplane, for example, are very different from data on an individual’s shopping habits); defining key terms such as “access,” “control,” and “trust”; and mapping out the different data regimes in G7 countries and beyond, showing where they align and where there are conflicts or gaps.

Second, work toward a set of G7 data governance principles. As noted earlier, there is much good work underway around the world that can be drawn on for this purpose—in the OECD, among industry groups and think tanks, in trade agreements, and so on. Distilling these into a shortlist of core principles on issues such as privacy, security, and data flows would be useful in setting a common baseline for policy, in shaping global rules and norms, and—importantly—in allowing for greater interoperability among different data regimes in member countries. If agreement cannot be reached in one year, G7 leaders could task relevant ministers to work out agreed principles for endorsement by leaders in Germany’s G7 host year in 2022.

Third, use the G7’s influence to shape broader global work on data governance. This starts by pulling G7 outreach countries such as Australia, South Korea, and India into the group’s work on principles. Deepening partnerships with the private sector and other nongovernmental actors is also critical. Once they reach a common approach, G7 countries can then use their still-formidable influence as the world’s seven largest advanced market economies to drive debate publicly and via other forums such as the G20 and WTO.

As noted in previous writings by the CSIS Economics Program, data governance represents the missing “fifth pillar” of the global economic order, after the three Bretton Woods institutions and the energy-related arrangements of the 1970s (including the G7 itself). Data of all kinds are too important an element of the twenty-first century global economy not to have a system of broadly agreed rules and norms underlying them. Former prime minister Abe planted a useful seed two years ago with his concept of “data free flow with trust.” As this year’s G7 host, the United Kingdom has a chance to lay a few solid bricks in the road toward that worthwhile objective.

Matthew P. Goodman is senior vice president and directs the Economics Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Pearl Risberg is research associate with the Economics Program.

This piece is made possible through the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan.

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