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Young Global Leaders

It's time for our best leaders to have conviction again.

Niall Dunne | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Niall Dunne

In W.B. Yeats poem, the Second Coming, written in the aftermath of the First World War he introduced us to the immortal words, "things fall apart, the...

5 Key Trends for the Future of Clean Energy

Valerie Feldmann | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Valerie Feldmann

For electricity access, the future may be unevenly distributed today. But with DG technologies evolving and smart policy and regulation, the best of the energy paradigm shift from centralization to decentralization is yet to come.

Fund Launch for Kids in Greece Characterized by Ancient Hellenic Ideals

Jim Luce | Posted 12.21.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation's Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece -- whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee -- was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about children, any children, who suffer in Greece.

Dr. Kazuko Opens Academic Building at Tibetan Orphanage in India

Jim Luce | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Luce

Last month, Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura Hillyer attended the grand opening of the Academic Building of Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage in Tawang, India that she helped finance.

Young Women, The Makers Of Change By 2030

Julia Wiklander | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Julia Wiklander

This year my daughter will celebrate her first birthday. I became a mother last year for the first time, and it is the most beautiful gift and the most amazing adventure! Yet, having a daughter does make me a bit concerned; the world has not come as far as I would have liked.

#Africa80: Meet the Shaping Army

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

I was lucky to be one of that 80; Africa 80, as we're officially referred to, and in the next few paragraphs, Fellow Global Shapers and I will share our experience and takeaways from this historic meeting--the 25th Anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa.

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.

In New York, Yun-Chin Zhou Seduces Zankel Hall Audience

Jim Luce | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

His hypnotic energy never flagged through the varied passages and moods, until he brought the work to its wild and feverish climax, sweeping the audience to its feet.

Crisis Leadership, My Robotic Legs and the Frontiers of Innovation

Mark Pollock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Mark Pollock

I don't want to stay in my wheelchair, and I don't want to die young, and I don't think I or anyone else paralyzed should have to anymore. I think we can create the cure.

What a Life-Saving Baby Warmer Taught Me About Technology

Jane Chen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Jane Chen

Technology alone can't solve massive global problems like infant mortality. However, technology powered by love can.

A Philosopher at Davos

David Rodin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
David Rodin

It is safe to say that I am a bit of an oddity here. Not that I dress in a beard and sandals. But my intellectual orientation is very different.

The Business of Play

Michael Feigelson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Michael Feigelson

Today, the day before the World Economic Forum conference in Lima, a group of Peruvian kids and their adult allies will make a case for why a childhood free from violence and filled with playful learning is the key to the kind of innovation that can drive economic prosperity in this century.

Backcasting to the Future

Valerie Keller | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Valerie Keller

The impact of 'backcasting' is palpable and transformative. The biggest 'ah-ha' moment from immersing oneself in a future world is a striking awareness of the interdependencies of all systems.

Why We Need More Women Leaders

Valerie Keller | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Valerie Keller

Access to leadership roles is not my entitlement as a woman. It is my responsibility as a global citizen to show up, to have a voice, to contribute my time and talents in service to society.

2011 World Economic Forum: What Happens in Davos

John W. McArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John W. McArthur

The World Economic Forum's annual Davos conference marks one of the world's more layered brands. For media leaders, it is an opportunity to take stoc...

Davos, the MDGs -- and What's Missing

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

This year at Davos, we wrestled with gender issues, financial gaps, and new strategies for healthcare delivery. One topic that was not on the agenda enough? The population issue.

Values at Davos

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

That Davos would turn to faith community leaders for help is good news to me, but the headline in yesterday's International Herald Tribune indicated we still have a long way to go.


Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

On Monday, we held our first TEDxChange salon, in Kibera, Nairobi. It was inspiring for me to meet the community there and hear their perspectives on ...

Making Clicks Count -- A New Way To Shop Online

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, we're profiling the Young Global Leaders attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Shopaholic and do-g...

Why We Need To Make Smart Sexy Again

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

In a world where people increasingly define themselves by what they are against, we must figure out what we are for and then get about the business of doing something about it.

Davos Has its Obama Moment: Quiet Optimism Replaced with a Moral Urgency of Now

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cameron Sinclair

There were two World Economic Forums happening in Davos: the old order watching the world crumble and another where groups like the Young Global Leaders are storming at the gates of power.