The World Economic Forum in Davos is not just a get-together of leading politicians and managers. Organizations like Amnesty International are also piping up - occasionally with scathing criticism.
"Davos can not afford to be a complacent club for the rich and powerful of this world," says Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. He couples this statement with a call for a demonstration in Davos. The motto: "Companies must be kept on a tight leash." Nongovernmental organizations (NGO) have adopted a stern approach at this year's forum in the Swiss Alps, effectively forcing their topics onto the agenda. "The governments must take responsibility. We need stricter regulation of large corporations," says Shetty.