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.
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.