Richard Samans Archive

Blockchain: The Next Generation of the Internet

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, signals the beginning of a new era of the internet that will be defined by value rather than information, according to a World Economic Forum white paper However, its potential for transforming industries and society will require new kinds of cooperation between stakeholders Blockchain authorities Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

New Partnership to Catalyse Sustainable Development Investments for Developing Countries

The Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), which includes the World Economic Forum, aims to mobilize $100 billion in private financing over five years The founding members include the governments of Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, USA and UK The SDIP aims to create investment opportunities in water, sanitation, transport, green energy, agriculture, health, telecommunications

Supply Chain Reforms: The Right Path to Increased Global Trade

New report calls for action by governments and business to cut supply chain barriers with detailed analysis of food and automotive trade Business leaders call to build on recent WTO negotiations in Bali with supply chain reforms Global food loss a tragic symptom of supply chain barriers Border delays most urgent trade priority for automotive