Force for Good at the Doha Forum, 2022

Our World

"Global challenges throughout the twentieth century have forced governments to forge unlikely alliances and advance inventive solutions to rising threats. A return to the past is not a viable option; the only path ahead for the international community is to adapt and even more importantly to transform for the New Era that we all want and that humanity needs."

Message from the Doha Forum

The Gulf as a Force for Good

Creating Sustainable Growth in the Gulf as the World Transitions to Net Zero

Gulf States are diversifying their economies as part of long-term efforts to reduce their dependence on revenues from oil and gas, while increasing productivity and sustainable growth for future generations. The panel considered how the region can diversify and be sustainable.


Rt. Hon. Lord Mandelson Chairman, Global Counsel (Moderator)

H.E. Ahmad bin Mohamed al-Sayed, Minister of State and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Free Zones Authority

Amir Husain, Founder and CEO, SparkCognition Inc.

Ying Staton, Head of Corporate Development at Plastic Energy

Ketan Patel, Chairman of Force for Good, CEO of Greater Pacific Capital

Steven Glickman, President, International for Aspiration

“Investing for sustainable impact is an imperative because it is the right things to do, morally and commercially, it allows us to drive mass inclusion of the world’s people in education, technology, the work place, healthcare and the financial system and our work shows imaginative and innovative businesses do it well for profit. It is therefore critical to invest to prepare for the transition we need to make to a new digital sustainable era for 2050 and for the nearly 10 billion people expected to be living in the world.”

Ketan Patel, Chairman, Force for Good

This session was held at the Doha Forum 2022, and conducted in partnership with the Qatar Free Zone.

The Doha Forum is Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar
The 2022 theme is TRANSFORMING FOR A NEW ERA, with the message of Diplomacy, Dialogue, Diversity.

Doha Forum, now in its 20th edition, reconvenes once more in March 2022 and this year will discuss ‘Transforming for a New Era’, with a focus on four core areas:
  • Geopolitical Alliances and International Relations
  • Financial System and Economic Development
  • Defense, Cyber and Food Security
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
Building on the conversations that have continued to take place after the last edition, Doha Forum 2022 will once again bring together a distinguished group of thought-leaders, policy makers and journalists to tackle our shared challenges as we transition into unchartered territory looking for solutions and opportunities.

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