Nearly every profession in the world has conferences and trade shows that bring together companies in the same industry to share the latest news, serv...
Social media platforms can no longer be considered places where people simply connect and communicate in real-time with the click of a button.
LEAF interns gain valuable first-hand conservation experience and often go on to pursue successful environmental career paths. © Karine Aigner...
The quest to unlock the potential of big data has sparked a gold rush in many industries. Yet there is growing evidence that opinion may be turning against big data. Some companies are asking whether they will ever be able to create true value from it. The 2014 Garner Hype Cycle refers to a "trough of disillusionment."
There are good reasons why we must act urgently if Syria's refugee children are not to become a lost generation. The average time that a refugee is out of country is well over a decade. If we do nothing, then thousands of refugee children may reach adulthood without ever setting foot in a classroom.
One strategy for addressing climate change is simply wasting less; making the shift to a "circular economy" where we reuse everything we can. One solution that is drawing increasing interest is using insects to turn waste into edible food.
The exoskeleton walked me down the floor -- one leg at a time. It was a strange feeling, like someone had taken control of my body.
Not everyone agrees that government should provide food assistance for families who need it. But we can all agree that it makes no sense for families (and the workers in government who serve them) to spend untold hours navigating bureaucracy.
If things are so straightforward, why isn't every employee and his/her dependents (if the organization includes them) moving toward healthy behavior at breakneck speed? There are two simple components that are often overlooked: employee readiness and behavior modification.
Innovation comes in many forms, from brilliant technology breakthroughs in Silicon Valley to less flashy advances like a simpler way to deliver essential products. In many cases, even a low-tech innovation can improve health care in a life-changing way. All you need is a new perspective on an old problem.
Ant colonies operate without central control. This is difficult to imagine, and it's easy to attribute control where there isn't any. In fact, ther...
As the world is today and the way the future looks, water brings some of our biggest challenges. For the second year in a row, the World Economic Forum has identified the water crisis as the biggest global risk for the coming years.
When demand outpaces water supply, communities often turn to difficult and costly solutions, such as building reservoirs, importing water or constructing desalination plants. But this week at the World Economic Forum, I'm pushing global leaders to consider a different solution.
There is more of an overlap between the economic growth and SDGs agendas than is generally appreciated. Political myths and polemics perpetuate the idea that goals such as reduced inequality are human rights issues that demand economic sacrifice, whereas evidence is mounting that they can in fact contribute positively to growth.
Somewhere between three and four billion years ago, algae first appeared. This may not sound exciting, but it paved the way for life on earth and could ultimately point to part of the solution to today's energy crisis.
As we discuss the Sustainable Development Goals we see that across Asia, Africa and Latin America, indigenous populations can cater to modern consumption economies, out of their village production centers, using the best of modern technology and digital solutions.