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Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women

Gender equality boosts a country's Olympic medal count for both women and men, shows a new study from the University of British Columbia. Drawing data from the World Economic Forum's 2013 Global Gender Gap Report, researchers compared...Show More Summary

Sustainability and the Concept of a 'Circular Economy'

In an article for the World Economic Forum blog, Leo Schlesinger makes the argument for a regenerative ‘circular economy’. This concept would basically embed sustainability firmly within society and effectively restore much of the life-supporting biosphere for our generation and future generations as well. read more

Give Social Entrepreneurs a Bigger Place at the Table

Earlier this month, I was among those honored as a Champion at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions. Held every September in China, the Meeting features members of the Forum's Future-Based Communities, including Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers, Technology Pioneers, and Social Entrepreneurs. Show More Summary

Big financial CEO steps down after daughter writes list of 22 important growing-up moments he missed.

5 days agoOdd : Happy Place

See, my love for my daughter should have been up here. Sadly, it was below the table where my other hand is. (via World Economic Forum) Especially on a day when a huge revelation will be made of secret tapes made of discussions between...Show More Summary

State of the Genders: Pay, Opportunities Still Lag for Women

Jupiterimages Two recent studies, one global and the other domestic, have made it disappointingly clear that the gender gap in the U.S. isn't even close to being closed. The Global Gender Gap Index 2013, by the World Economic Forum -- measured gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria in 136 countries. Show More Summary

Israel picks Jordan over Europe for 15-year gas deal

Credits: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Alt Text: Jordan's King Abdullah II and former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the World Economic Forum 2009 Jordan will get $15bn of gas from Israel, dashing European hopes of cutting energy...Show More Summary

Is Hurghada Safe?

4 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : foXnoMad

In many ways Egypt hasn’t changed much since its 2011 revolution – politically the military is back in power, media reports it’s more dangerous than Yemen (based on a truly bizarre conclusion by the World Economic Forum), and life in Hurghada sails along peacefully for tourists and kite surfers. Show More Summary

The 27 Most Competitive Countries In The World

The World Economic Forum has released its annual report of the globe's most competitive economies. The report ranks these economies on the "12 pillars of competitiveness": institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health...Show More Summary

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

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

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

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