New AtlanticistDec 22, 2020
The global economy in 2020, by the numbers
By GeoEconomics Center
The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.
John J. Forrer is director of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR), as well as research professor at the School of Business and Associate Faculty at the School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. He manages the activities of ICR and currently leads projects on corporate governance; conflict-free chocolate; the better world learning community; re-imagining sustainable supply chain governance; and sugar, obesity, and corporate responsibility.
Forrer has written extensively on multisector collaborations for governance—public-private partnerships, governance networks, and global governance enterprises—and the role business plays in making such collaborations effective. He has two books which were published 2016: The Role of Business in Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press) and Global Governance Enterprises (Tailor & Francis). His most recent journal articles include: “Business and Peace in the Buffer Condition” (2015), Academy Management Perspectives Vol. 29 no. 4 438-450; and “The PACO Index,” (2016) with Timothy Fort, Business Horizons (Forthcoming).