World Economic Forum
Global Future Councils
Crescent Enterprises is a member in two of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils that bring together some 700 thought leaders in business, government, academia, and civil society to develop ideas and strategies to prepare the world for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Crescent Enterprises’ CEO, Badr Jafar, is a member of the think tank The Future of the Humanitarian System Council, whereas Crescent Enterprises’ Vice President – Corporate Development and Investments Tushar Singhvi is a member of The Future of Economic Growth and Social Inclusion Council.
Partnering Against Corruption Initiative
Crescent Enterprises is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. This is one of the strongest cross-industry collaborative efforts addressing corruption, transparency, and emerging market risks. The initiative aims for a global anti-corruption agenda.
MENA Regional Business Council
Crescent Enterprises is involved as a member of the World Economic Forum’s MENA Regional Business Council in the Actionable Policy Reforms Initiative aimed at increasing competitiveness and improving the business climate in the MENA region. Under this initiative, Crescent Enterprises worked with the Pearl Initiative in leading efforts to develop a key pillar for a white paper issued by the MENA Regional Business Council. The result of that work was the report Corporate Governance for Competitiveness in the Middle East and North Africa. An updated report was presented in January 2017.
Digital Economy & Society System Initiative
Crescent Enterprises is a member of the Digital Economy & Society System Initiative, which has the objective to ensure that the ongoing technological revolution is beneficial for humanity. It aims to foster positive and equitable social and economic outcomes through processes that are open, transparent, secure and inclusive. The Initiative pursues these goals by providing a platform for all stakeholders to connect, identify critical common gaps and needs and collaborate to develop new knowledge, governance mechanisms and partnerships.