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16.10.2020

WEF: Global Future Council on Synthetic Biology

By Magdalena Obmalko

We are happy to announce that Faber Futures is now part of the World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils. Our CEO Natsai Audrey Chieza, has been invited to join other members of the Global Future Council on Synthetic Biology which will be co-chaired by Megan Palmer and Claudia Vickers.

The World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils is a global multidisciplinary knowledge network grouped in expertise-based thematic councils, bringing together thought leaders from diverse backgrounds, including academia, government, business and civil society, to promote innovative thinking towards equitable and sustainable future. As part of The World Economic Forum’s engagement – a not-for-profit foundation for public-private cooperation, the network is a platform intended to empower global leaders to co-shape the global, local and industry agendas.

The novel Global Future Council on Synthetic Biology that launched only this year will focus on addressing the ethical vision for the future of synthetic biology. The delegates represent diverse industries and nationalities, amongst which are: Twist Bioscience, Ginkgo Bioworks, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Bayer, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and others.

The Council members will engage in a year-long series of activities, gatherings and projects, focused on contextualising the global shifts and providing strategic guidance and understanding of major issues. We will be sharing more outcomes of this sustained engagement over the course of this council.

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