Richard Samans is a Member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum (WEF), responsible for action and policy oriented multistakeholder initiatives on major global challenges, relations with intergovernmental and civil society organizations and a portfolio of public-private cooperation projects. He also co-directs the Forum’s new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
2011 to 2013: Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute. 2001 to 2011: Special Assistant for International Economic Policy to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council. Since 2007, Chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, a consortium of business and environmental organizations that has established a common framework for reporting of carbon-related corporate performance and risks in mainstream reports to the investment community.see all Speakers