The World Economic Forum published its second report on impact investing, this latest is a collection of articles focused on democratizing the expertise of "how to" do impact investing.
The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014 December 2013 (World Economic Forum and Accenture) “Fundamental transitions across global energy systems are underway, characterized by unprecedented complexity – technology...Show More Summary
As the world’s foremost business and economics reporter, everyone expects Gasparino to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The only problem is, he doesn’t like Swiss food, he doesn’t speak German, and, most importantly, skiing is no substitute for brutalizing ones’ pecs in the weight room. Show More Summary
On November 30, 1999, protests began in Seattle, Washington against the World Trade Organization. The WTO meetings offered unions, environmentalists, and various social and economic justice activists from around the world a forum to voice their rejection of the neoliberal free trade agreements of the late 20th century that had undermined American unionism, allowed corporations [...]
"... Cuba, Nicaragua, and Burundi."[W]ith such a wealth of data and intellectual prowess at their disposal, how did the authors [including Laura D’Andrea Tyson, former chair of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, and Ricardo...Show More Summary
Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWalmart CEO Mike Duke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last January. BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Walmart Stores CEO and President Mike Duke is stepping down from those posts. The world's biggest retailer named Doug McMillon as his successor. Show More Summary
The World Science Forum (WSF) gathers hundreds of scientists from all around the world this week in Brazil, to discuss their role in the 21st century and to emphasize the importance of scientific advice in political and economical decisions. Brazil has hosted several events to discuss poverty eradication and sustainable...
World Economic Forum, Summit on the Global Agenda 2013 - Abu Dhabi, November 18-20 2013 What can we expect from Abu Dhabi that will benefit dialogue and progress on global health? Pre meeting blog: my thoughts as a member of the Global...Show More Summary
The World Economic Forum published a report on gender gaps throughout the world praising countries in which men lag behind women. John Edale deconstructs this report and advocates for true equality not just a different inequality.
In a few years’ time we might all be whining because there is no more water left in the world apparently. That’s because according to the World Economic Forum “we are now on the verge of water bankruptcy in many places around the world, with no clear way of repaying the debt”. Show More Summary
Social tensions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will dominate the international agenda next year, according to a survey of 1,500 experts by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Switzerland-based organization, best known for its annual meeting in Davos, collated the views of academics, business experts and government employees for its report on [...]
Crime rates will soar, economies will stagnate and Europe's social fabric will deteriorate if policymakers do not act to address youth unemployment, World Economic Forum report warns A lost generation of jobless youth in the eurozone...Show More Summary
The World Economic Forum has issued its annual report on the gender gap worldwide, and it has received respectful notice from the usual places (PBS, CNN, The Washington Post). But any report that places the United States below Cuba, the Philippines and South Africa deserves a little skepticism. Show More Summary
The 2013 SHAPE Charlotte Business Idea Competition concludes this Tuesday, November 12. Presented by the Charlotte Shapers hub of the World Economic Forum of Global Shapers, the evening will feature a networking reception followed by...Show More Summary
From no less a source than the World Economic Forum comes a statistic that tells us a lot about why few women hold senior executive positions or sit on boards of public companies. In its recent report the U.S. is 23rd in the world of...Show More Summary
“I WANT London to stand alongside Dubai as one of the great capitals of Islamic finance anywhere in the world,” David Cameron, the British prime minister, told 1,000 delegates at the ninth annual World Islamic Economic Forum in London on October 29th, where he announced plans to issue sovereign sukuk, or Islamic bonds, as early as next year. Show More Summary
The Global Gender Gap Index is out for 2013. It's a report of the World Economic Forum that measures overall equality between women and men in 136 countries. At a time when American Exceptionalism is touted to the skies and we claimShow More Summary
The City is open for Islamic business. That's the message from David Cameron today at the World Islamic Economic Forum. The UK government wants to start issuing Sukuk bonds, essentially allowing it to borrow from Muslim investors. The FTSE will also establish an Islamic index, allowing investors to direct their money specifically towards Islamic-compliant firms. [...]
Good news from the World Economic Forum: the fight for gender equality across the globe seems to be paying off. Out of the 100 countries the organization has been tracking since 2006, 86% showed improvement, and are moving — albeit slowly, in some cases — toward parity. Show More Summary