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Wef 2013

Embodying a New Era: Models for NGOs in the 21st Century

Tim Lehmann | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tim Lehmann

Today's era is unique in its trend of disruptive technologies, new tools-driven objectives of single purpose ventures, and emerging social movements. These are the trends to which NGOs need to develop a response.

How Games Shape Our World: Wolfenstein 3D to 2013

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Giovanna Mingarelli

With billions of hours spent playing them, and built-in patterns designed to keep people hooked, will games have a positive or negative influence on the world? I think it all depends on what kinds of games we choose to play.

Financial Regulation: Oops, We Did It Again

Wladimir Nikoluk | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Wladimir Nikoluk

As some of the most capable minds of the world convene to tackle this issue, the debate should drop its exclusive focus on efficiency and explore the possibility of an economy that is less efficient but more stable and resilient.

Resilience Requires Resources

Oluseyi Fayanju | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Oluseyi Fayanju

I worry that the real and demonstrable need for institution building and investment in sustainable energy, climate change adaptation, and poverty alleviation attracts less urgency when the world's high-flyers return to sea level.

Just Economics

Ron Nikkel | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

What constitutes "just" economics? How do I justly earn, spend and save whatever money I have in ways that reflect Jesus' agenda for the poor and prisoners and people with disabilities and those who are oppressed?

Decoding the 'Signals' From Davos

Rich Lesser | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business
Rich Lesser

In turbulent times, the glass can be seen as half full or half empty. At Davos, you hear passionate advocacy of both. I won't even try to say what 2013 will bring, but I do believe there are strong underlying signals of fundamental changes that will shape the future over the next decade.

Civil Society's Time Has Come -- as an Enabler and Constructive Challenger

Nicholas Davis | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Davis

Current global governance is widely viewed as no longer fit for purpose; sources of capital are unstable; demands for accountability and measurement of impact are multiplying; and almost everyone is struggling to connect meaningfully with younger generations.

Fulfilling Our Social Contract

S.D. Shibulal | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
S.D. Shibulal

The scale of the challenge is so large that no stakeholder can work in isolation and hope to move the needle. What we need is a multi-stakeholder approach where every stakeholder across private and public sectors contributes toward achieving the common purpose.

Smaller, Younger NGOs to Davos: "We Have a Few Tips Too"

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

NGO accountability is far from a dull subject, and the sector can learn about accountability from smaller, younger NGOs. Soliciting feedback from clients and maintaining openness, which doesn't necessarily have to be a function of size, are musts.

Entrepreneurship in Education

Lucy Cooper | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Lucy Cooper

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.

Bank CEO: Wall St. 'Has Been Getting Well-Rewarded For Not Doing A Good Job'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business

There’s at least one big bank CEO admitting, again and again, that Wall Street has a pay problem. In an interview with Bloomberg TV from the Swi...

Tomorrow Is Now: Six Questions About the Road to 2025

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

If leaders do not have the courage to imagine the future, they won't play a part in shaping it. But if the future is so elusive, where do we start? First, ask what high-level trends tell us about where we might be headed.

Leading Through Diversity: Resilience in Crisis

C.P. Gurnani | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
C.P. Gurnani

Reputational crises can occur with lightning speed, fed by the ease with which information travels, increasing the inter-connectedness of our global economy that is a challenge as much as an opportunity for organizations.

Making Humans More Resilient Through Meaningful Innovation

Frans van Houten | Posted 01.22.2013 | Impact
Frans van Houten

Sustainable solutions based on innovation can create a more resilient world only if that innovation is focused on the health and well being of its inhabitants. And it is at that point, where technology and human needs intersect, we will find meaningful innovation.

Architects of Resilient Dynamism? Why Davos Should Listen to Social Entrepreneurs

Harriet Jackson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Harriet Jackson

Social entrepreneurs are at the WEF because they provide innovative, scalable solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges. It is in everyone's interest that social entrepreneurs succeed.