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The World Is Xi Jinping's Oyster Right Now

Xi Jinping, China's president, has lately had little choice other than to ponder foreign policy. Last month his country played host to the leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum; he then flew to Brisbane for a G20 summit, going on to visit other parts of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Show More Summary

Social impact investors told to be wary

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has a message for wealthy families thinking about impact investing: don’t buy on the buzz. ||| Margaret Collins New York THE WORLD Economic Forum (WEF) has a message for wealthy families thinking about impact investing: don’t buy on the buzz. Show More Summary

Internet Society Says 'Oh, Hell No' To ICANN's Plan For A 'UN Security Council For The Internet'

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this month, ICANN, along with the World Economic Forum and a Brazilian government group called CGI.br, announced a NetMundial Initiative, which is being described as a sort of "UN Security Council for the internet." If NetMundial...Show More Summary

You can protest the G-20 Summit, but leave your reptile at home

last monthNews : BlogPost

The Group of 20 summits — along with those of the Group of Eight, the World Economic Forum and a host of other conclaves attended by statesmen, jet-setters and the well-heeled — always attract protesters. Read full article >>

‘G20 growth needs to benefit poor’

A forum of NGOs at the G20 summit in Brisbane says the world's economic leaders should take into account social justice. ||| Brisbane - A forum of NGOs at the G20 summit in Brisbane says the world's economic leaders should take intoShow More Summary

The Sad State Of American Inequality In 12 Charts

Income and wealth inequality continue to be a major political issue in the US and around the world. The World Economic Forum just surveyed its list of Global Agenda Council Members on the biggest issues facing the world, and rising inequality came in at number one. Show More Summary

Six Steps for Managing Water Risks, Opportunities

In its 2014 Global Risks report, the World Economic Forum identified water crises as one of the risks of highest concern. For businesses, it is important to understand operational and market contexts to manage water risk and leverage opportunity, according to The Guardian. Businesses can manage water resources with a simple six step process: 1. […]

Bye Whatsapp, Hello Telegram (And Later... Bye TG, Hello WhatsNext)

It started casually enough. A group of Young Global Leaders, a community established by the World Economic Forum, were going to the annual conference in Davos in Jan 2014. With over one hundred of the community present, spread out over kilometers of a snowy Swiss town, it can be very hard to coordinate gatherings. Show More Summary

10 Ways The World Will Get Worse In 2015

The World Economic Forum isn't optimistic about the planet's prospects for a happy new year. What's in store for 2015? A whole lot of trouble, at least according to 1,500 experts from the World Economic Forum. The group's outlook for next year contains mostly bad news for the planet (sorry). Here is a rundown: Read Full Story

Inequality Is The No.1 Economic Trend To Watch In 2015

The World Economic Forum is out with its new Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015. Deepening income inequality tops the list of economic trends to watch, as chosen by WEF's survey respondents (about 1,750 people from a network of " members...Show More Summary

10 Troubling Trends For The Global Economy

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked the top 10 threats to the global economy and international order in its latest outlook report released Friday. The WEF labels them "trends", however, they are all rather terrifying. This year,...Show More Summary

There May Be a Quick Fix to the Gender Pay Gap, but Some of You Won’t Want to Hear It

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock As we learned last week from the World Economic Forum’s annual gender survey (and from a hilarious Sarah Silverman video on the “vagina tax”), while gains have been made to close the gender wage gap, we still have the better part of a century to go before women can earn the same as their male counterparts. Show More Summary

10 countries where gender equality is closer to reality

In order to push gender equality forward, we need to measure and track gender gaps over time. That's precisely the goal of the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s annual Global Gender Gap Index, which published its latest report last week.Show More Summary

Kerry: 'The Cold War Was Easy Compared to Where We Are Today'

Thursday at the Aspen Institute's "Washington Ideas Forum," Secretary of State John Kerry said the Cold War was easy in comparison to the complexity of the world today with more economic power dispersed throughout the world. "So now, you have more countries with more economic power in a globalized world," Kerry said. Show More Summary

China's New Tools to Battle Air Pollution Can Also Help Fight Climate Change

In preparation for hosting the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, which will be attended by President Obama and other world leaders, Beijing's municipal government has announced a six-day public holiday for central and city government. Show More Summary

2095: The Year of Gender Equality in the Workplace?

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock We’ll have to wait another 81 years for gender parity in the workplace, a World Economic Forum report projects. The WEF’s annual Global Gender Gap Report (read a news brief about it here) reveals that Nordic nations remain the most gender-equal societies in world. Show More Summary

Global Gender Gap Index Shows Need for More Investment in Women and Girls

By: Katja Iversen and Whitney Sogol, Women Deliver With the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new release of the 9th edition of the Global Gender Gap Index, the world has more hard data than ever before to support the claim that investing in girls and women is a win for everyone. Show More Summary

As Gender Pay Inequality In The U.S. Persists, Fox News Still Thinks It's A "Myth"

A new report that ranked the United States 65 th in the world on gender pay equality discredits Fox News' continuing campaign to dismiss the gender pay gap. According to a recently released report by the World Economic Forum examining...Show More Summary

World Economic Forum: Global Gender Gap Won't Be Closed For Decades

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The group's annual report found that the gender gap is shrinking overall, just very slowly.

Flexible Employment the Key to Global Economic Stability

Can increasing global employment help bring about world peace? Before I spent a week this September with the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders in Beijing, the thought never crossed my mind. Now? I think it can. I was chosen...Show More Summary

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