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How Putin's American Fixers Keep Russian Sanctions Toothless

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos. Photo via Flickr user World Economic Forum As the crisis in Ukraine has unfolded, exacerbated by the downing of a Malaysian commercial airline jet late lastShow More Summary

Environmental Executive Moves: World Economic Forum, Think Beyond Plastic Accelerator, Martin Law

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. World Economic Forum: The Swiss nonprofit foundation has appinted William McDonough (pictured) as chair of the Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. Show More Summary

How Best to Plan Future Energy and Water Infrastructure Projects

A new World Economic Forum report on the Water-Energy Nexus explores the link between water quantity and electricity production and specifically looks into strategic considerations for energy policy-makers on how best to plan energy and water infrastructures for the future. read more

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks 2007 - Part III

Expert opinion suggests that levels of risk are rising in almost all of the 23 risks on which the Global Risk Network has been focussed over the last year - but mechanisms in place to manage and mitigate risk at the level of businesses,...Show More Summary

Impact Investors Are Raising Their Game

To bring impact investing into the mainstream, the World Economic Forum is using market-simulated games to advance the conversations.

Economic Growth Without Innovation and Entrepreneurship Is Unsustainable

May was a very busy month for the African continent. Local and international leaders came together for the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja and later, the African Development Bank Meetings in Kigali. All these gatherings rally...Show More Summary

Lopsided economic growth in the Philippines

As one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, the Philippines formalised its new status as the toast of the town among global investors by hosting (on 21-23 May) the prestigious World Economic Forum on East Asia, which brought together...Show More Summary

International Development Is Changing and So Is What Makes Good Business

I have been going to international development conferences for some time and I've noticed significant changes both in personnel and topic over the years. Whether it was the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Abuja or the New York...Show More Summary

It's Our Way of Thinking That Has to Change

"The biggest barrier is the mindset of reimagining your business," said Kingfisher chief executive Sir Ian Cheshire at the launch of a new World Economic Forum project on the circular economy, Project MainStream. This project sets out...Show More Summary

Another Season of Climate Risk Looms: Southeast Asian Coastal Storms

As the global hurricane and typhoon season begins, a critically important gathering of the World Economic Forum on East Africa has just concluded in Manila, with nearly every session expounding on the tragic consequences and lessonsShow More Summary

Clip: The Real Cost Of Corporate Tax Dodgers

(Credit: World Economic Forum) The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz tells Bill that Americans should be outraged.

London’s Drive to Become the Sharia Finance Capitol of the West

London is pushing to become the Western capitol for sharia finance in spite of the many potential ?dangers?. This past November, London hosted the 2013 World Islamic Economic Forum. Speaking at that event, Prime Minister David Cameron...Show More Summary

Philippines' Infrastructure Conundrum: Prematurely Hosting the World Economic Forum?

With the Philippines emerging as one of the economic bright spots of Asia, it came as little surprise that Manila was chosen as the host of the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, bringing together leading policy-makers, businessmen, academics and journalists from around the world. Show More Summary

The critique of Piketty and his reply

Former Harvard president and Clinton and Obama administration official Larry Summers admires Piketty’s research but has been a critic of his theory of capitalism. Flickr user World Economic Forum. Editor’s Note: French economist Thomas...Show More Summary

Darrell Issa’s Proposal Would Stop Daily Mail Delivery To Millions Of Americans

(Credit: World Economic Forum) Darrell Issa's quest to privatize the U.S. Postal Service means you can go get your mail at the Post Office. No delivery for ordinary folks!

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