Do you remember anyone at Davos discussing how to avoid another Wall Street Crash of 2008, in past years? No. Or how can our "elite" bankers build a more stable financial infrastructure? No.
As we think through the challenges, commonality emerges in the solutions that we must work together to build.
The air is rarefied, enough to make one light-headed. The altitude is high and from the mountains, the view and vistas are endless. When the sun shi...
The biggest global challenge right now is neither climate change, water crisis, refugee crises nor any of the challenges rated in The Global Risks Rep...
The powerful of the world march praising the merits of their management, and virtually none of them actually place their action into a moral or ethical frame, placing humans, and first the weakest, that is to say, children, young people and women at the top of their preoccupations.
I heard some very inspiring people in Davos this year.
Few of the more than 300 discussions in Davos touched on climate risk, and many participants expressed a fear that flat-footedness was the norm -- not the exception.
Arriving home after a whirlwind week in the snowy Swiss mountain village of Davos at the World Economic Forum, those of us engaged in the climate change discussions are feeling positive but pragmatic about the challenges ahead.
Excerpt from the publication Dignity and respect are two echoing messages in the call of Grand Mufti Dr. Shawki Allam for dialogue and tr...
Frankly, I wasn't sure if Zarif was being serious or joking when he stressed in front of the WEF audience of global movers and shakers that his country is a firm believer in diplomacy as a means of resolving conflicts. If this is the case, then what on earth is the Iranian Quds Force (or paramilitary terrorist groups affiliated to it) doing in Iraq and Syria?
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- This week, while candidates "squirmished" in advance of Iowa, more than 2,000 global leaders gathered here for the World Economic Forum. The theme was The Fourth Industrial Revolution -- the coming era of automation and smart technology -- and what business can do to help meet the big challenges ahead of us. The dominant refrain was the need for business leaders to put purpose at the center of the definition of business itself. It's a shift, already underway, with the power to not only improve the world but also boost the bottom line. As Unilever CEO Paul Polman put it, "investing in the common good, investing in the long term, is a better investment than just your short-term self-interest." What came through loud and clear this year was a growing realization that companies that chase short-term profits at the expense of social responsibility won't last very long. It's not just a better and more enlightened way forward; it's the only way forward.
We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.
Looking ahead, we are committed to further increasing science capacity in this area and building new business models that incentivize farmers for keeping more carbon in their soil.
For electricity access, the future may be unevenly distributed today. But with DG technologies evolving and smart policy and regulation, the best of the energy paradigm shift from centralization to decentralization is yet to come.
Talking about depression remains a challenge. The onus is on us -- as leaders of government and industry, we need to create support structures in our organizations to recognize and support mental health.
I am convinced that by bringing us together to share and discuss, a work of art can make us more tolerant of difference and of one another.