The question of values in leadership boils down to why people seek leadership positions in the first place.
Goals as ambitious as the Millennium Development Goals stay relevant only when inspiring leaders champion them. You might be surprised to learn that one of the most important MDG champions has been Norway.
Even if we fail in games," we said, "You'll have learned skills that will enable you to succeed in something else."
Unfortunately, many of us have forgotten what it takes to incentivize the hard work, investment and creativity that bring new inventions into the world.
The energy transition demands a clear vision of the steps that need to be taken and a stable, meaningful regulatory framework.
Even faced with weakening demand prospects, outdated investment patterns are driving fossil fuel companies to waste trillions of dollars in developing reserves and infrastructure that will be stranded as the world moves beyond 20th century energy.
Antiquities trafficking is not perpetrated by rich and beautiful characters like Thomas Crown and Lara Croft. Experts have warned that instead, organized crime, rebel armies and even terrorist cells may be the ones carrying out and profiting from these crimes.
There are some who have asked whether the World Economic Forum (WEF) serves a useful purpose. In my experience the answer to that is yes. How often do you bump into world leaders and CEOs around a coffee table?
The well-publicized discussions and debates taking place at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week can surely light the spark of change. However, it is only through the repeated echo of those ideas in the months and years to follow that will lead to action and produce meaningful solutions.
If the global leaders in Davos don't invest in innovative new tools like TB vaccines, a world without effective antibiotics may be what awaits us. I hope Bono's voice is rested.
The sitting president of the 68th United Nations General Assembly John Ashe, a trained bioengineer from the Caribbean islands Antigua and Barbuda, has for a long time dedicated his energy and expertise to the causes of climate change and sustainability.
It will take some credible threat of international intervention to bring help to the victims of the Syrian war. There is no way around that.
Our annual report is labeled the "Gender Gap" for a reason. The world is far from gender parity when it comes to getting women into leadership positions in any area of life, whether we are talking about government, business, civil society or the media.
Technology alone can't solve massive global problems like infant mortality. However, technology powered by love can.
God's rules on economics, as articulated both by the prophets and Jesus of Nazareth, are strikingly clear.
I think the reasons for this diminishing confidence are threefold: the reach and intensity of the crisis; the sluggish pace of recovery since then; and the unrealistic expectations that have been placed on economic policies.