Trade is broken, and with it the institutions and structures that we have relied upon to support peace and economic development globally since the Second World War. The structures of Multilateralism are being challenged by populist politicians around the world who are increasingly negotiating bilaterally with little thought of the consequences for a rules-based international order.
Sustaining multilateralism is the way forward in these challenging times. Technology gives us the way of doing that. It allows data and analytics to be connected in unique ways to solve problems. It allows us to derive a clear picture of what is happening in the world now. It allows us to understand precisely where the risks and the opportunities are around the world in politics, in economics and in reputation. In short, it allows us to connect the dots in a way that they have not been connected before.