Today, 75 percent of HIV infections among 15- to 24-year-olds in Sub-Saharan Africa alone are young women, and up to one-half of girls in developing countries become mothers before the age of 18. The network of young leaders in the World Economic Forum can be instrumental in changing that.
Life is made of trade-offs. Understood. Clear. Accepted. But sometimes I wonder that I may have traded off too much for too little.
Today I participated in my first Open Forum in Davos. The topic was the future of NGOs and the panellists represented persons from the impact investment community to foundation directors to representatives of government institutions.
Imagine a world in which the most vulnerable, through their mobile phone, were able to receive government payments, buy food, receive a transfer from ...
There is no storm, no ﬁre, no terrorist act, that can destroy the spirit of our city, and keep us from looking forward, envisioning a better tomorrow, and bringing it to life.
This week, politicians, writers, activists and nonprofit leaders are gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the 43rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. While the issues to be addressed range from healthcare to regulation to the environment, the two of us share an interest in one particular topic -- economic growth and job creation. The Huffington Post and Goldman Sachs come at this issue with different perspectives, but a common goal. So today, our two organizations are joining forces to examine what entrepreneurs are doing to drive growth around the world and apply the lessons we have learned. Based on the experience of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women initiative and HuffPost's commitment to showcasing "What Is Working," we are appearing together today in Davos to open up the conversation about helping to build a global economy that not only grows but also provides much greater opportunities and prosperity to women and men alike.
The rights of girls is moving to the top of the global issues agenda because young women are saying with rising resolve that they will no longer accept the rules and conventions imposed upon them by a male-dominated adult population.
True pioneers, innovators and disrupters exist not so much in the safe, established industry, but on the periphery -- in companies which are trying to deliver a product to service a challenge, new focus, or gap in the market that has barely begun to exist.
David Cameron's much-anticipated speech, in which he called for a referendum on Britain's EU membership by 2017, instantly made the British PM the Dark Knight of Davos. And wouldn't you know it: he is slated as a keynote speaker here later in the week.
As the Annual Meeting for the World Economic Forum in Davos reaches full speed, I have tried to tackle the philosophical question of what would happen if you interviewed an economist and nobody heard his answers? Did the interview take place? Does it matter?
I have worked with the "informed societies" council of the Society & Human Capital group since its formation. It's addressing the issue of how do we inform ourselves as societies in a world where the traditional ways of doing so are collapsing.
Years ago the Forum evolved from being a convener of meetings to becoming a think tank that does massive research. Today the organization intervenes in shaping the global agenda and has become a very activist organization that is having an important impact. Call it a "do tank" instead.
Hundreds of thousands of workers are even tonight preparing to embark on a life-changing trip abroad, for work. Our conversations this week in Davos can help determine whether they end up richer or poorer.
Humans are not born resilient -- we learn, adapt, and improve upon our resilience. The same is true for organizations, systems, and societies. But what makes some people or organizations more resilient than others?
At every gathering of the World Economic Forum, the term "Davos Man" comes alive across the mediasphere and leaves a bad taste in the mouth of many. I would propose a re-examination of the label.
The faculty and participants are from all sectors of society and are here because they are people with influence in our world. And this year's theme is Resilient Dynamism. Could you ever imagine a better description for the work of mindful leadership?