It is clear to me that business cannot stand on the side lines as international sports' reputation is tarnished. To counter the excesses in the system we need to both demand a better governed system and to play our part in creating it.
Social media has had significant impacts on governments around the world, forcing them to respond, adapt and rethink governance in a digital age. The stakes are high.
From social networking to how we work, digital media is now integrated in much of what we do, improving our productivity and facilitating how we interact and communicate. But at what cost?
Last year ended on a high note with an historic climate agreement in Paris. It was the best Christmas gift that the world -- and I -- could get.
If left unchecked, global warming will cause hundreds of millions of deaths across the world in the coming decades.
We have an opportunity right now to make sure the digital revolution is supported by a long-overdue revolution in values -- one that embeds empathy and equity more centrally in how we imagine progress and success.
"Create a place for people to show up for who they are, and not for who you want them to be."
The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiralling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century.
Conversations which start in Davos, a Swiss mountain resort where governments, business, trade unions and NGO's gather at the start of every new year, can sometimes turn into a dialogue which can change the world.
More and more, customers are making their buying decisions based on an organization's stated aims and more millennials are choosing their employer based on its purpose. Now that companies are armed with the impetus and the business case to transform around purpose, the discussion needs to shift from "why" to "how."
Impact investing is a big topic of conversation this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I'm participating in various sessions here at Davos on this key opportunity.
As the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos kicks off, all sorts of people will be making all sorts of predictions about the future. So I thought I would have a go as well. Here are five big things that civil society needs to pay attention to in 2016.
Clearly, responding to the challenges of global youth employment will require a tailored and multifaceted approach. However, in all cases, policy-makers must heed the voice of the younger generation.
This year's first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, among other avenues, presents an opportunity for imaginative and determined leadership from all quarters to address the needs of people affected by war and disaster and to renew our shared commitment to cooperation.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and in Africa it has been the mother of innovation. While the continent is vastly different, the level of innovation has been interesting to watch, largely fuelled by the equalizing nature of technology and mobile telephony.
In June 1977, before entering university, I had an unlikely epiphany. My economics teacher Mr B, an ex army major, showed a film on socio-economics which fired my imagination so much that, when I arrived at college a few months later, I changed my course from business studies to economic and social history.