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Lutfey Siddiqi
Lutfey Siddiqi is an Adjunct Professor at the Risk Management Institute, National University of Singapore. He is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum where he is also a member of the network of Global Agenda Councils. All views expressed are personal.

Entries by Lutfey Siddiqi

Can We 'Immunize' Ourselves Against Identity-based, Prejudicial Conflict?

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 5:40 PM

This January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a group of New Champions* got together to brainstorm the following topic:

Is it possible to immunize ourselves from identity-based, prejudicial conflict? Are there interventions that can combat the flaring up of ethnic, religious or other group-based conflict? Is it related...

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Why Diversity Is Much More Than Harmony

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 2:46 PM

In talking about social diversity, it is hard to get away from its two unambitious cousins: harmony and tolerance. Both are good. But neither is good enough.

What we really need is literacy in how to conduct 'constructive conflict' and a bias towards proactively seeking out diversity.

When I...

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Change-Readiness: How Nimble Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 1:40 AM

Change Has Changed

What makes one country better prepared for change than another? This is the question that I sought to explore when I responded to an invitation by Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship at KPMG, to join him and others at a panel discussion recently in Singapore....

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Impact Enterprise: A Charter for Investment Banks?

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 5:52 PM

Two words encapsulate the organizing framework of the 2014 Annual Meeting in Davos -- inclusive and sustainable.

It is not sufficient to pursue economic growth in absolute terms. It's important to be mindful of its consequences. Specifically, the challenge is to amplify the kind of growth that is both inclusive...

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'Behavior' as Comparative Advantage

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 5:26 PM

There is a remarkable consistency with which company CEOs, regulators, academics and consultants seem to have converged on a simple fact: How employees behave and interact with each other play a determining role in both the revenue-seeking and risk-mitigating objectives of corporations.

Professional conduct amongst employees across...

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Impact Measurement : The Faultlines

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 11:02 AM

The world of social entrepreneurs is a wide spectrum.

On one end, we have those who focus on making traditional investment "more responsible" in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. On the other end, we have those who propose cash-generative alternatives to charity in the form of...

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Japan: Chasing the Third Arrow of Abenomics

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 1:06 PM

It is no wonder that Japan greets Abenomics with caution.

At a retail level, people have held deflationary expectations for years and at a professional level, fund managers and corporations have seen unstable governments come and go.

While there is directional consensus on the government's objectives, there is...

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Culture as Risk Mitigant: Cockpit, Country and Company

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 11:27 AM

How did the national airline of Korea transform itself from one of the most accident-prone to one of the safest carriers in the world in less than a decade? As Malcolm Gladwell forcefully argues in Outliers, the driver was "cockpit culture."

Most plane crashes are the result of an...

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