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Uncertainty and Instability: The World in Two Words, Says UN Secretary-General

The world faces four main challenges: climate change, mistrust of leaders, increased geopolitical tension, and the dark side of the technological revolution “Climate change is the defining issue of our time,” António Guterres said “Inclusive multilateralism” would extend beyond national governments to include more participation from local authorities, civil society, business leaders and others For

GRI engaging and influencing at World Economic Forum annual meeting

Corporate accountability at Davos a ‘step in right direction’ Amsterdam/Davos, 22 January 2020 – With global leaders gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), GRI is pressing for action and commitments that support the transition to sustainable and responsible business. GRI chief executive Tim Mohin is participating in the WEF annual meeting in

World Economic Forum Announces Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2019

Third annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit will take place in New York on 23-24 September The meeting’s aim is to scale up solutions to address the environmental and human crises facing our world    Greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, tropical forests, ocean health, the future of work, gender parity and inclusive growth are among many initiatives

The Year of the Robot Carer: World Economic Forum Unveils Top Emerging Technologies of 2019

The World Economic Forum’s annual list of top emerging technologies includes social robots, data storage using DNA, cheaper and safer nuclear reactors and a novel way of reining in rogue proteins Technologies are selected based on their potential to have a mainstream impact on societies and economies within five years Dalian, People’s Republic of China,

World Economic Forum appoints new member to Board of Trustees

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 May 2019 – The World Economic Forum announced today that Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Singapore, will join its Board of Trustees. Tharman’s lifelong career in public service, in which he has occupied senior positions in government, provides the World Economic Forum with valuable insight and experience

Real Progress Imminent in Creating Circular Plastics Economy

Businesses and governments are actively working towards creating a circular economy for plastics It is in developing countries that the challenge of plastic pollution is most formidable, given the paucity of waste management and advanced recycling systems To effect a behaviour change among consumers, alternatives products and actions have to be made convenient and price-competitive

In a 5G World, New Global Architecture Needed to Protect Core Values

A wide range of technologies are ready for deployment and will further accelerate the pace of economic progress and social outcomes Globalization 4.0 must be more inclusive and enable equity in economic outcomes Businesses must join governments in defining the shape of Globalization 4.0 and create an optimum governance architecture The Annual Meeting is being

108 Years: Wait for Gender Equality Gets Longer as Women’s Share of Workforce, Politics Drops

Despite the global gender gap narrowing slightly in 2018, proportionately fewer women than men are participating in the labour force or in political life Overall, the economic gender gap narrowed in 2018; however, access to health and education, and political empowerment suffered reversals Iceland remains the world’s most gender-equal country. At the current rate of

World Economic Forum Report Addresses Crisis of Trust, Slowing Growth in Our Digital World

The digital world is facing a crisis with slowing internet growth and declining levels of trust that urgently need to be addressed 60% of global GDP is expected to be digitized by 2022, with very little distinction between the digital economy and the economy, or between digital society and society The Forum highlights six priority

World Economic Forum Joins the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

World Economic Forum to support initiative for open, secure, stable, accessible and peaceful cyberspace Initiative is supported by EU member states, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, Chile, Lebanon, Morocco and Republic of Korea as well as 150 companies and 60 civil society organizations The Call is a recognition of private sector’s key role in tackling cybercrime