Crescent Enterprises is a partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and a member of several WEF platforms, including ‘Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation’, ‘Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation’, and ‘Shaping the Future of Mobility’.
Badr Jafar is a member of the Stewardship Board of the Digital Economy and New Value Creation platform, which helps companies leverage technology to be agile in the face of disruption and to create the new digitally enabled business models for a new normal. Badr is also on the Stewardship Board of the New Economy and Society platform, which is aimed at advancing prosperous, inclusive and equitable economies and societies that provide opportunity for everyone to fulfil their potential.
At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January 2020, Badr shared his insights on key development and economic trends shaping the global, regional, and industry agendas with public and private leaders through his participation in the ‘New Models for Inclusive Business’ panel discussion. He also co-hosted an event titled ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World: The Role of Philanthropy in Emerging Economies’ along with Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor of University of Cambridge. Badr highlighted the role of philanthropy in creating a positive, scalable, and sustainable social impact and contributing to the SDGs. He also emphasised the need for using evidence-based research to improve the impact of philanthropy.
Global Future Councils
Tushar Singhvi, Director of CE-Ventures, represents Crescent Enterprises on the Global Future Council on Digital Economy and New Value Creation. Tushar is also a member of several senior working groups engaged in projects related to digital transformation and digital inclusion. WEF’s Global Future Councils promote innovative thinking to ensure a sustainable and inclusive future. They involve more than 700 thought leaders from academia, government, business, and civil society who provide insights on global challenges and on the impact and governance of emerging technologies.
Crescent Enterprises is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI). 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.
WEF’s COVID Action Platform
Crescent Enterprises is also active in WEF’s COVID Action Platform, joining forces with other stakeholders, especially global business, to minimise the impact on public health and limit further disruption to lives and economies around the world.
Crescent Enterprises is a signatory to the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business. We join a membership of over 1,000 global corporate participants in working towards implementing seven women’s empowerment principles to further women in the workplace, the marketplace, and the community. We also advocate for women’s empowerment through various of our own internal and external programmes including our latest commitment to the pledge of the women economic empowerment summit in Sharjah. Crescent Enterprises commits to empower women employees, enhance workplace environment through related policies and promote gender diversity.