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G7, G8, G20, IMF, World Bank and Other Exclusive Groups

Oftentimes we are informed about a meeting of G7, G8, G20, IMF, Davos Economic Forum etc., but, do we really know why they were formed and what is their mission? What have they achieved? Are the common citizens benefiting from theirShow More Summary

Caribbean World Rankings in Networked Readiness Index show Greater divide in use of ICT ?

TECH NEWS- As the scope of technology continues to expand rapidly, so too does the digital divide between countries making effective use of tele­communications. According to a report published by the World Economic Forum entitled Global Information Technology: Living In A Hyper-Connected World, Barbados is ranked 39th out of 142 countries in its Networked Readiness […]

A Concept for Optimizing Strategic Energy Infrastructure?

A timely new report published by the World Economic Forum in April 2014 titled “Strategic Infrastructure Steps to Operate and Maintain Infrastructure Efficiently and Effectively” addresses an important area for necessary investment globally: infrastructure. read more

The Time Is Now to Focus on Mental Health

"The time is now," said Tom Insel in his recent blog on the World Economic Forum discussions in Davos about -- can you believe this? -- mental health. Insel, Director of the NIMH in Washington, D.C., thinks there are important reasons...Show More Summary

Top 5 Emerging Technologies in 2014

Technology is arguably the most rapidly evolving industry in the world. Innovations, developments, and breakthroughs in the field of technology have helped shape much of the world we know today. Every year, the World Economic Forum holds an annual convention where it highlights the major technological breakthrough to watch for in the year to come. […]

If You Build It: Latin America's Infrastructure Deficit

There is no doubt that next week's World Economic Forum in Panama (April 1-3) takes place at a pivotal moment in the region's economic integration, but its location carries a symbolism that should resonate across Latin America. The year...Show More Summary

Protecting and Growing Forests to Save the Climate -- a Business Opportunity for Latin America?

The start of this year's World Economic Forum on Latin America in Panama coincides with a landmark in the research on climate change: More than 2000 scientists, experts and reviewers have compiled the latest findings on the impacts of...Show More Summary

Measuring and Managing Total Impact to deliver New Information for Sustainable Results

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2014 assesses some 31 high potential risks. It’s no surprise that six of the top ten risks of highest concern relate to environmental and social issues, according to Global Risks, 2014, World Economic Forum. A recent PwC survey, Total Impact Measurement & Management, shows that CEOs are increasing their focus […]

Global E-Commerce: How to Get Stuff There From Here?

3 weeks agoTechnology : The Goods

New technologies and clever collaborations may help more goods get more places more cheaply Earlier this year, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a panel was convened to discuss the future of international e-retailing. Taking part were the CEOs of major international logistics, supply chain, and retail companies. Show More Summary

Roundtable on Shared Value in Education

Seventeen corporate and global education leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum 2014 in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss how they are rethinking the role of business in global education.

Russia Returns Favor, Sees Chinese Yuan As World Reserve Currency

Following China's unwillingness to vote against Russia at the UN and yesterday's news that China will sue Ukraine for $3bn loan repayment, it seems Russia is returning the favor. Speaking at the Chinese Economic Development Forum, ITAR-TASS...Show More Summary

Colorado's Governor Needs a Lesson in Cannabis Customer Service

John Hickenlooper, Colorado's governor, at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Before entering politics, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado amassed a small fortune by getting his most loyal customers seriously fucked up. Show More Summary

Reality Check: Our Progress Has Come at an Unsustainable Price

At the World Economic Forum in Davos Bill Gates, made the point: (also stated in his annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation): "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer,...Show More Summary

Gender-Driven Growth: Are Quotas in Boardrooms a Positive Force for Change?

A controversial debate on Gender-Driven Growth at the World Economic Forum in Davos concluded: Quotas for women in board roles are needed to banish the "tyranny of low expectations." The prestigious panel included Christine Lagarde,Show More Summary

How Can We Balance the Risks and Rewards of New Technologies?

The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies released its annual list of breakthrough technologies. The list highlights 10 trends in technological advancement that could offer innovative solutions to a range of pressing global challenges. Show More Summary

How Can We Balance the Risks and Rewards of New Technologies?

The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies released its annual list of breakthrough technologies. The list highlights 10 trends in technological advancement that could offer innovative solutions to a range of pressing global challenges. Show More Summary

Gov. Perry on Pot: Not What He Said, But What He Has Done

Last month, Governor Rick Perry’s comments about marijuana policy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland generated considerable national interest—and multiple posts here at Breitbart Texas. In general, however, the governor did not say anything new about marijuana. Show More Summary

Here Are The Top 10 Emerging Technologies For 2014

The World Economic Forum, famous for its annual Davos convention in Switzerland, has put out a new report identifying the top technological trends for the coming year. "Technology has become perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world," writes WEF's Noubar Afeyan. Show More Summary

The Drugs Dilemma at World Economic Forum 2014: Right for Another Reason

I was in the room as the World Economic Forum took a courageous step by hosting The Drugs Dilemma, the Forum's first-ever debate on drug policy, held during the Annual Meeting 2014 in Davos-Klosters. The session's panelists -- former...Show More Summary

Marcus Samuelsson Wire: Here's an op-ed from chef Marcus...

Here's an op-ed from chef Marcus Samuelsson from this weekend's New York Times: "When I go to places like the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to speak among celebrated thinkers and leaders, I'm often asked: Is Harlem good now?...

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