Lets help make sure that every child, no matter his or her gender, is given the opportunity to unlock that potential.
Why is it so difficult to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices into the way we live? Although many of us know what the right choices are with regards to diet and exercise, many people find it challenging to adhere to healthier behaviors.
From a non-European's point of view, if one were to rely solely on the media reports, it would seem as if the eurozone is in imminent danger of breaking apart. Ministers and heads of state are frustrated, the public is tired of the word "austerity," and the "will they, won't they?"
This new Civil Society world will help restore trust in business and confidence in government. It will also let NGOs move from continuous campaigns towards common redelivery of civil commitments. We all have a stake. Now we must hold it.
Unknowingly, like a caffeinated slow drip, one enters the realm of Davos, becomes absorbed and ultimately engages with the process of ideas, dialogue, and more times than I thought possible, brilliance.
As we waited for the official inauguration of the 2013 Open Forum Davos, a quirky, but memorable-looking man placed a small flowerpot in my hands.
While bankers and high-profile economists are largely to be blamed for the present crisis, our politicians contradicting their promises for better management of the economy seek financial advices from the same bankers who caused the crisis.
My Davos moment that I hope turns into a momentum is about the importance of empowering girls and women in order to improve the state of the world.
As the global economic turmoil is receding, many CEOs and global leaders are turning to other threats -- and water is high on the list.
We need to face it: if we are to make our economic system really sustainable, it is inevitable that we redesign it. This requires an approach in which we will create value on three dimensions simultaneously: People, Planet and Profit.
I worry that the real and demonstrable need for institution building and investment in sustainable energy, climate change adaptation, and poverty alleviation attracts less urgency when the world's high-flyers return to sea level.
Greetings from the land of Davos! Please, friends, hold the cheers and bravos.
The sanatoriums of Davos saved my college roommate's father. With the healing history of Davos, the WEF picked the right location. Today's world could use a cure.
What constitutes "just" economics? How do I justly earn, spend and save whatever money I have in ways that reflect Jesus' agenda for the poor and prisoners and people with disabilities and those who are oppressed?
The Forum began four decades ago as a meeting for European executives to discuss pressing global problems. It evolved into a think tank, researching various issues and convening other events. Today you could think of the organization as a "do tank."
There is an unconscious and slightly patronizing attitude out there in the world about doing our bit to help poor people with some aid. I sensed it as an eminent line up of world leaders discussed what will follow the Millennium Development Goals at Davos last week.