Roger Weatherby, CEO
Creating The Future
“The future is up for grabs in a way it hasn’t been before. The impossible has become possible, clearing the way for bold ideas and new ways of being.”
Creating The Future
Creating The Future explores some of the world’s most challenging and exciting issues: how to bring an end to conflict, the future of money, artificial intelligence, education, regenerative medicine, plastic pollution and climate change.
At Weatherbys Private Bank we believe that we hold an important role, not only as a trusted adviser to our clients, but also in the corporate social responsibility space. Through our flagship conference and a series of smaller events, we hope to stimulate broader discussion and debate about important issues that will affect future generations.
Creating The Future Conference, Summer 2021
Last year brought unique challenges both socially and economically which will shape our lives forever. The COVID-19 pandemic is considered to have accelerated innovation trends in several sectors and, as the central player in managing the crisis, healthcare stands near the top of the list.
On the one hand, the world has leveraged technology and its lasting impact will without doubt shape the future, but on the other, education and many other key priorities have suffered.
While the way we currently work and live may look very different, many of the other important challenges we face have remained the same, including the looming climate crisis, which we simply cannot afford to ignore.
The world cannot ignore the opportunity to address the climate change crisis in the wake of Covid-19 in the way it failed to after the 2008 Financial Crisis.
There is more clarity on the economic and human benefits of getting to net zero emissions by 2050 compared to it taking much longer. The question now is whether we can build enough sense of momentum in the real world and in the real economy.
“This decade couldn’t be more important. If we don’t get on top of current issues by 2030, we have lost control of the climatic system.”
What you missed this year
Creating The Future 2021 took place on 12th May 2021. The morning of insights from leading minds from across the world, gave us the opportunity to not only listen but also raise our concerns and join the debate.
Topics under the spotlight included:
- What businesses and governments should do to enable a sustainable future.
- How pioneering technology will transform the future of healthcare.
- What the future of food looks like and its potential impact on our society and cultural behaviours.
- A future information landscape in which fake information is impossible to distinguish from the truth.