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World Economic Forum report: Lenders are having ‘Uber moment’

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to take a vacation, you visited a travel agent to explore your options and make your arrangements. But when websites like Expedia and Travelocity made those services available at the click of a mouse on a computer in the comfort of your own home, the travel industry was forever changed. Show More Summary

These are the 10 biggest employers in the world (WMT, MCD)

The world's largest employers are not private companies. Last week, the World Economic Forum's (WEF's) Agenda blog highlighted the organizations that employ the most people in the world. The post noted that the top spot is often incorrectly...Show More Summary

#Africa80: Meet the Shaping Army

History was made at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 when 80 young Africans, representing 40 countries and 60 Global Shapers Community Hubs, became the largest youth delegation to a World Economic Forum meeting; taking their seat...Show More Summary

The World's Biggest Employers [Infographic]

Given the size of their populations, many people generally assume that the world's largest employers are Chinese or Indian. However, according to research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense boasts a workforce of 3.2 million people, making it the largest global employer. The Chinese military, the [...]

The 5 Most Important Geopolitical Highlights of SPIEF-2015

This year’s Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) saw the promotion of Russian economic interests all across the world.

Dialogue Key Aspect For EU-EEU Cooperation - World Economic Forum

According to World Economic Forum’s head of Global Knowledge Networks, Maintaining of an active dialogue between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is necessary for a successful cooperation between the two bloc...

Is Google at Risk of Being Remembered for the Worst Innovation Record in History?

Consider a question that we have been puzzling over at the World Economic Forum. How do you measure which countries or companies are the most innovative? One measure that I have found many chief executives and investors like is an index...Show More Summary

Sure, Google is an Innovation Powerhouse, But Is It At Risk of Being Remembered for the Worst Innovation Record in History?

This article appeared as an op-ed in The Washington Post. Consider a question that we have been puzzling over at the World Economic Forum. How do you measure which countries or companies are the most innovative? One measure that I have...Show More Summary

Innovations: No one questions Google’s ability to innovate, so why do its moonshots look like money pits?

Consider a question that we have been puzzling over at the World Economic Forum.  How do you measure which countries or companies are the most innovative? One measure that many chief executives and investors like is the New Product Vitality Index (NPVI), an index associated with 3M, a company widely celebrated for its innovation. Show More Summary

Geopolitical Risks Are Climbing: Interstate Conflict Is Highest Risk In 2015

Every year, the World Economic Forum publishes an annual report on global risks that covers the factors and underlying drivers that could most likely disrupt global economic activity. Most of the time over the last decade, the survey...Show More Summary

Why I'm Joining the World Economic Forum

I've just accepted an important role as a senior advisor to the World Economic Forum. I'm helping the Forum in the development of its Global Agenda Platform, which is seeking to build communities of NGOs, academics, governments and business...Show More Summary

7th World Water Forum Synthesis Report by GWP: 'Economically Water Insecure Regions'

3 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Just received this from my colleagues at the Global Water Partnership (GWP). Below is the Synthesis Report on Economically Water Insecure (EWI) Regions which was held at the 7th World Water Forum in April 2015. The report was prepared by GWP Senior Advisor Alan Hall, as Coordinator for the EWI...

Sisters in Song at the World Economic Forum on Africa

The 25th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa took place in Cape Town, South Africa from June 3-5 and was the largest in history with 1250 delegates, representing over 75 countries, participating in the meeting. First held in 1990, the WEF on Africa brings together political leaders, business people, youth, academics and civil society leaders…

SA gets chance to shine at WEF

WEF Africa gives SA an opportunity to make its investment case to an audience of global and African business leaders. ||| The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa kicks off in Cape Town today, giving South Africa an opportunity to make...Show More Summary

The World's Top Countries For High-Skilled Employment [Infographic]

Which countries have the largest share of people in high-skilled employment? According to the World Economic Forum and International Labour Organization statistics, Luxembourg is in first position. Just under 60 percent of the small European country's workers are employed in occupations with tertiary education requirements. This is largely thanks to a [...]

‘Top minds gather to shape global policies’

The World Economic Forum on Africa is an opportunity to focus on how to improve health, housing and infrastructure, says Dr Iqbal Surve. ||| Cape Town - The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa is an opportunity to focus on how to improve...Show More Summary

Focus on investment, skills at WEF Africa

The 25th World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town will take a look at Africa’s economic journey over the last quarter of a century. ||| Cape Town - The 25th World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) this week will take a look at Africa’s economic journey over the last quarter of a century. Show More Summary

Women in Business Q&A: Katherine Garrett-Cox, Alliance Trust

Katherine Garrett-Cox graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University and is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals; CFA Institute. She was nominated a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in October...Show More Summary

Tourist-Friendly Russia Ranked 45th in 2015 World Competitiveness Rating

Russia has been ranked 45th in the annual Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) rating compiled by the World Economic Forum, which measures "the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the Travel & Tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country."

US, Central America Mull Energy Integration

Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade announced that the United States, Mexico and three other Central American states intend to press on with energy integration within the framework of the World Economic Forum on Latin Americ...

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