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Davos 2014

Don't Bet on Coal and Oil Growth

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Even faced with weakening demand prospects, outdated investment patterns are driving fossil fuel companies to waste trillions of dollars in developing reserves and infrastructure that will be stranded as the world moves beyond 20th century energy.

Mark Penn: 'People Don't Want Technology Or Privacy, They Want Technology And Privacy'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Mark Penn, Executive Vice President of Advertising and Strategy for Microsoft, weighed in on the National Security Agency scandal during a Friday appe...

Mike Mack On GMOs: 'There Is Very Little About Farming That's Natural'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Syngenta CEO Mike Mack joined HuffPost Live at Davos, defending the use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in crop growing. "There is very...

'Women Actually Have More Choices Than Men'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation, told HuffPost Live at Davos she thinks women have more choices than men. "Al...

Michael Spence: When Economies Go Through Big Changes, There Are 'A Lot Of Bumps In The Road'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Michael Spence of the Berggruen Institute joined HuffPost Live at Davos on Friday to talk about the "unpredictable" nature of countries going through ...

Amy Rosen Reveals The 'Holy Smokes' Moment That Could Help Reduce Youth Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Amy Rosen, President and CEO of Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), joined HuffPost Live on Friday and revealed what she thinks will inspire...

What Youth Want -- Experiential Learning, Social Learning

Janet Longmore | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Janet Longmore

The formal education system is not meeting current workforce demands and this leads to a critical skills mismatch between the young job-seeker and the modern employer.

Live Updates From Davos

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

The 2014 World Economic Forum is taking place in Switzerland this week. The event, also known as the Davos Annual Meeting, brings together some of ...

Why Are World Leaders Suddenly Paying Attention To This Wisconsin Professor?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Are we in the throes of a "zeitgeist" moment, when world leaders and CEOs embrace the role that mindfulness plays in cultivating health, compassion an...

Emerging Markets Need to Do More to Remain Engines of Global Growth

Min Zhu | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Min Zhu

Their growth rate dropped about three percentage points in 2013 from 2010 levels, with more than two thirds of countries seeing a decline -- Brazil, China, and India lead the pack.

Russia's Gay Laws, Putin's LGBT Stance Discussed By Activists At Davos Panel

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws were discussed at length as part of an LGBT rights panel sponsored by The Huffington Post and Microsoft o...

Climate Change 'Not Something That's Waiting'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Oxford professor Ian Goldin spoke to HuffPost Live at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. In his interview, he stressed the need for gl...

What The First Man To Swim At The North Pole Can Teach Us About Leadership

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

To those of us who are satisfied with a jog on the treadmill or a 45-minute yoga class, endurance adventures like running 100 miles or swimming from C...

Beyond Davos: The Importance of Conversation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

The well-publicized discussions and debates taking place at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week can surely light the spark of change. However, it is only through the repeated echo of those ideas in the months and years to follow that will lead to action and produce meaningful solutions.

Matt Sledge

Rick Perry And Colombian President Discuss Drug Decriminalization At Davos | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Most sitting world leaders aren't ready to call for marijuana legalization yet -- but they may be inching there, as a discussion Thursday at the World...

This Hollywood Star Thinks She Has Something To Teach Business Leaders, And She's Right

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

As political leaders and business executives gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to discuss major economic and policy initiatives, m...

International Intervention Needed In Syria

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Peter S. Goodman

It will take some credible threat of international intervention to bring help to the victims of the Syrian war. There is no way around that.

'We're Moving In The Right Direction'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Four prominent young entrepreneurs joined HuffPostLive in Davos on Thursday to discuss social entrepreneurship around the world. Speaking during t...

Jamie McAuliffe On Why We Need To Tackle Youth Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Widespread youth unemployment may be one of the greatest problems facing the global economy. But according to Jamie McAuliffe, the CEO of Education Fo...

'We've Been Oversold On The Value Of More'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite the all-encompassing fear of missing out, Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, decided to take a break durin...

'Happiness Is A Skill That Can Be Learned'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Happiness is a skill that can be learned. That was Richard J. Davidson's uplifting message to HuffPost Live Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Da...

A Few Words On The Changes Our World Needs, From The People Who Can Actually Make Them Happen

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Global changemakers are in Davos this week to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world today -- poverty and humanitarian crises, business and...

Nike's Lisa MacCallum Tackles The Physical Inactivity Crisis

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Lisa MacCallum, Vice President and General Manager of Access to Sport, a non-profit division of Nike dedicated to promoting youth sports, talked with ...

Jonathan Zittrain Introduces The 'Procrastination Principle'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard Law School joined HuffPost Live at Davos on Thursday to talk about regulations that affect rapidly changing technology. ...

How One Blue Dot Managed To Save Millions Of Lives

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

PATH President and CEO Steve Davis joined HuffPost Live at Davos on Thursday to share how a simple solution can fix a major medical problem. Davis ...