01/21/2015 12:33 pm ET Updated Jan 21, 2015

Davos Could Actually End Extreme Poverty Pretty Easily

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To business leaders, international political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists, the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos has no peer — it is the most powerful conversation and gathering in the world.

This year’s agenda highlights a number of trends which are cause for concern — deteriorating international cooperation, eroding trust in leadership, and unaddressed societal challenges, to name just a few.

As a Schwab social entrepreneur, these words energize me, because I know the potential they have to focus global attention on very solvable problems. There’s one in particular that Davos participants have the immediate power to change — extreme poverty.

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