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Majority of Executives Believe Attackers Will Overcome Corporate Defenses

Many technology executives don’t have a favorable outlook on their ability to sideswipe cybercriminals, according to research conducted by McKinsey and World Economic Forum. The research also shows that both big and small businesses lack the ability to make sturdy decisions, and struggle to quantify the effect of risk and resolution plans. Show More Summary

Pioneers in 2015: Companies in the Energy and Clean Tech Space

According to the World Economic Forum, its Technology Pioneers program recognizes “companies – normally in a start-up phase – from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies, and are set to have a significant impact on business and society.” read more

WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web

The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet. WEF, which each year gathers the...Show More Summary

Clean-Tech Companies Among 2015 Tech Pioneers

Clean-tech companies including Cambrian Innovations, Genomatica and Autogrid are among the 24 Technology Pioneers selected by the World Economic Forum as companies at the forefront of their industries for 2015. As Technology Pioneers,...Show More Summary

Why Isn’t Germany Dealing with Its Anti-Semitism Problem?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel needs to deal with this soon. Photo via Flickr user World Economic Forum Here we go again. Seventy-six years after the state-sanctioned terror of Kristallnacht, when synagogues and Jewish businesses were ransacked across the country, Jews in Germany fear for their safety. Show More Summary

Sunday Travel Thread: Globe-trotter Edition [Y-not]

This is from last year, but I thought it could be fodder for a travel thread: The WEF [World Economic Forum] gathered the data from late 2011 through late 2012 by asking respondents, "How welcome are foreign visitors in your...

People Consume Facebook Conspiracy Theories as Real News

Differentiating between real and fake stories on social media can be a challenge for the uninitiated, especially when conspiracy theories and lies can spread farther than news from traditional sources. The World Economic Forum listed massive...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

He is certainly out and about. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has “increased foreign and domestic travel with stops this year at World Economic Forum in Davos, the Jimmy Kimmel show and New York, Iowa and South Carolina in recent months. He visits New Hampshire on Aug. 22 and 23. And this fall, he makes another […]

10 moguls that may have the power to help Google secretly start the next Davos

T he World Economic Forum and its uber-exclusive annual retreat to Davos, Switzerland were founded by the double-doctorated Klaus Schwab, who rose to power on the back of German industry and in 2009 was voted one of Forbes’ most powerful...Show More Summary

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.

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