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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

World Economic Forum Objects to Misuse of the ‘Davos’ Brand

The World Economic Forum objects to the use of the “Davos” brand for events that have nothing to do with its own activities. The World Economic Forum, as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, is not related to any political, commercial or personal interests. It brings leaders together from government, business and civil society for

World Economic Forum Opens Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India

Indian government, States of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and business leaders to pilot emerging technology policies created at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution India Artificial intelligence, blockchain and drones selected as first project areas Policies and frameworks developed in India to be shared and scaled up in global network of centres   New