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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
QUESTION ... IS IT ALL TALK? OR IS THERE SOME WALK?

For more than 50 years, the Forum has engaged global Partners to drive significant impact – creating historic initiatives, industry breakthroughs, economic solutions and tens of thousands of projects and collaborations – improving the state of the world.


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Peter Burgess
INTERNET OF THINGS Unlocking the potential of IoT for Brazil small and medium businesses 14 Feb 2023 SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT Towards a new global agreement to facilitate investment for development 20 Jan 2023 AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND BEVERAGE AI for agriculture: How Indian farmers are harnessing emerging technologies to sustainably increase productivity 19 Jan 2023 MANUFACTURING Industry leaders are driving the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies 19 Jan 2023 CYBERSECURITY Strengthening cybersecurity in the oil and gas industry 19 Jan 2023 THE DIGITAL ECONOMY The first alliance to accelerate digital inclusion 18 Jan 2023 How we create impact For more than 50 years, the Forum has engaged global Partners to drive significant impact – creating historic initiatives, industry breakthroughs, economic solutions and tens of thousands of projects and collaborations – improving the state of the world. Discover more ... Topics ... ALL
  • AFRICA
  • AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND BEVERAGE
  • AIR POLLUTION
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • AVIATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM
  • BANKING AND CAPITAL MARKETS
  • BIODIVERSITY
  • BLOCKCHAIN
  • BRAZIL
  • COVID-19
  • CHEMICAL AND MATERIALS INDUSTRY
  • CHILE
  • CHINA
  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • CITIES AND URBANIZATION
  • CLIMATE CHANGE
  • CLIMATE AND NATURE
  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
  • CYBERSECURITY
  • DATA POLICY
  • DAVOS 2023
  • DAVOS AGENDA 2022
  • DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS
  • DIGITAL IDENTITY
  • DRONES
  • ESG
  • ECONOMIC PROGRESS
  • EDUCATION, SKILLS AND LEARNING
  • ELECTRICITY
  • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
  • ENERGY TRANSITION
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • FAIRER ECONOMIES
  • FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS
  • FINLAND
  • FOOD SECURITY
  • FORESTS
  • FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
  • FUTURE OF CONSUMPTION
  • FUTURE OF MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORT
  • FUTURE OF WORK
  • FUTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
  • GENDER INEQUALITY
  • GEOPOLITICS
  • GHANA
  • GLOBAL COOPERATION
  • GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
  • GLOBAL HEALTH
  • GLOBAL RISKS
  • HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE
  • HEALTHCARE DELIVERY
  • HUMANITARIAN ACTION
  • INDIA
  • INNOVATION
  • INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS
  • INTERNET GOVERNANCE
  • INTERNET OF THINGS
  • JOBS AND SKILLS
  • KENYA
  • LEADERSHIP
  • LONG-TERM INVESTING, INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
  • MANUFACTURING
  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
  • MINING AND METALS
  • MOBILITY
  • NIGERIA
  • OCEAN
  • OIL AND GAS
  • ONE TRILLION TREES
  • PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
  • PLASTICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • RETAIL, CONSUMER GOODS AND LIFESTYLE
  • RWANDA
  • SDG 13: CLIMATE ACTION
  • SERBIA
  • SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES
  • SOCIAL INNOVATION
  • SOCIETY AND EQUITY
  • SPACE
  • STAKEHOLDER CAPITALISM
  • SUPPLY CHAINS
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • SUSTAINABLE BLUE ECONOMY
  • SYSTEMIC RACISM
  • TECH AND INNOVATION
  • TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
  • THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
  • THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF BUSINESS
  • THE NEW DATA ECONOMY
  • TRADE AND INVESTMENT
  • UKRAINE
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  • UNITED STATES
  • UPLINK
  • VACCINATION
  • WATER
  • WORKFORCE AND EMPLOYMENT
  • ZAMBIA
FORESTS Investing in trees: global companies are protecting and restoring forests 17 Jan 2023 GEOPOLITICS Removing trade barriers in the developing world 13 Jan 2023 DAVOS 2023 Unlocking renewable energy future in emerging markets 12 Jan 2023 WORKFORCE AND EMPLOYMENT Women in work: How governments and companies in Latin America are closing gender gaps 12 Jan 2023 PLASTICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT Accelerating reuse models to achieve a world free of plastic waste 11 Jan 2023 MOBILITY Delivering lifesaving supplies to countries facing humanitarian crisis 10 Jan 2023 AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND BEVERAGE Farms to food markets: providing solutions and collective action for sustainable food systems 10 Jan 2023 DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS Digital safety: Applying human rights in the digital world 09 Jan 2023 WORKFORCE AND EMPLOYMENT Reskilling Revolution: Preparing 1 billion people for tomorrow’s economy 09 Jan 2023 FUTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics Initiative: over 130 companies implement sustainability reporting metrics 09 Jan 2023 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Strengthening the cybersecurity of the power grid 09 Jan 2023 GLOBAL HEALTH Eliminating ineffective spending on global health 22 Nov 2022 AIR POLLUTION Businesses tackle air pollution and climate change 10 Nov 2022 CLIMATE CHANGE Tackling the climate crisis with innovative green technologies 08 Nov 2022 MENTAL HEALTH Protecting users of digital mental health apps 10 Oct 2022 CYBERSECURITY Delivering free and globally accessible cybersecurity training 04 Oct 2022 PLASTICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT Data benefits Ghana’s fight against plastic pollution 23 Sep 2022 WATER Ensuring sustainable water management for all by 2030 16 Sep 2022 CLIMATE CHANGE Fuelling sustainable aviation for the long haul 24 Aug 2022 DRONES How drones delivering vaccines are saving lives in India 15 Aug 2022 CITIES AND URBANIZATION Our Alliance is creating smart city governance 22 Jun 2022 RETAIL, CONSUMER GOODS AND LIFESTYLE Circular value chains in fashion: Strengthening trust in second hand markets 26 May 2022 UPLINK How a new generation of entrepreneurs is tackling the world’s biggest challenges head on 24 May 2022 SOCIAL INNOVATION 100 leading organizations are supporting social entrepreneurs worldwide 23 May 2022 FUTURE OF WORK Closing the disability inclusion gap with business leadership 23 May 2022 CLIMATE CHANGE Blue economy: how business leaders and scientists are improving ocean health 22 May 2022 FINLAND The power of data: how Helsinki is improving citizens’ lives 06 May 2022 CITIES AND URBANIZATION A net zero carbon future for cities 07 Apr 2022 FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION How Rwanda’s vision for data and AI is revolutionizing its services and healthcare system 31 Mar 2022 MANUFACTURING Reducing the carbon footprint of the manufacturing industry through data sharing 23 Mar 2022 INTERNET OF THINGS IoT security: How we are keeping consumers safe from cyber threats 23 Feb 2022 GLOBAL HEALTH Driving a global effort against Alzheimer’s 21 Jan 2022 SOCIAL INNOVATION Social innovators have improved the lives of 722 million people 18 Jan 2022 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Helping critical industry and transport reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 15 Dec 2021 FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION We are closing the gap between technology and policy 17 Sep 2021 SPACE We launched the first sustainability rating for space exploration 26 Jul 2021 PLASTICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT Helping companies in China reduce and recycle 50% of e-waste by 2025, from smartphones to medical machinery 01 Jul 2021 CYBERSECURITY Cybersecurity in aviation: Building a resilient future 02 Jun 2021 BLOCKCHAIN We are accelerating blockchain technology across supply chains 15 Mar 2021 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Our alliance is accelerating responsible AI 03 Mar 2021 CYBERSECURITY Businesses are building a global response to cybersecurity risks Marco Aguilar 28 Jan 2021 SYSTEMIC RACISM How we are fighting systemic racism in the workplace 25 Jan 2021 FUTURE OF CONSUMPTION These major cities are helping citizens stay healthy 22 Jan 2021 FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS How 50 companies are empowering older workers 22 Jan 2021 COVID-19 The Forum’s network response to COVID-19 22 Jan 2021 FUTURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT Forum's Climate Initiatives are accelerating climate change action 20 Jan 2021 HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE Our community is keeping workers well during the pandemic 23 Nov 2020 CIRCULAR ECONOMY Transforming African economies to sustainable circular models 18 Nov 2020 PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE Responding with strength to pandemic risk 22 May 2020 COVID-19 The COVID-19 risk report reveals top concerns for business 18 May 2020 MANUFACTURING Helping the manufacturing industry rebound from the pandemic 12 May 2020 GLOBAL HEALTH 1500 organizations working together in the COVID Action Platform 06 May 2020 ENERGY TRANSITION Preparing the world for a sustainable energy transition 02 May 2020 BLOCKCHAIN How blockchain is helping mining companies reduce carbon emissions 20 Apr 2020 SOCIAL INNOVATION Social entrepreneurs have improved 622 million lives in 2 decades 17 Jan 2020 MANUFACTURING Helping companies avoid disruptions to global supply chains 17 Jan 2020 FOOD SECURITY Using technology to ensure the world won’t starve by 2050 16 Jan 2020 ENERGY TRANSITION Supporting major companies to run on renewable energy by 2050 16 Jan 2020 HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE Global Fund aims to defeat the deadliest infectious diseases 10 Jan 2020 HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE Delivering equal healthcare for all 10 Jan 2020 HUMANITARIAN ACTION Sourcing financial models to improve lives in conflict countries 09 Jan 2020 INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS Solving the global pension problem 16 Dec 2019 FUTURE OF MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORT The Global Alliance is creating a safe media ecosystem 26 Nov 2019 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Making the $4.5 trillion circular economy opportunity a reality 14 Nov 2019 FORESTS The Tropical Forest Alliance is reducing deforestation 11 Nov 2019 CITIES AND URBANIZATION Closing the global infrastructure investment gap 31 Oct 2019 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Helping governments to responsibly adopt AI technology 31 Oct 2019 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Protecting 30% of the planet by 2030 to secure our life support system 22 Oct 2019 HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE Championing the private sector in achieving universal health coverage 20 Sep 2019 BLOCKCHAIN How central banks can use blockchain responsibly 18 Sep 2019 FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS Principles for the appropriate use of customer data in financial services 19 Jul 2019 BLOCKCHAIN Blockchain is helping businesses respect green pledges 05 Jul 2019 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Recycling e-waste in Nigeria protects planet and creates safe jobs 27 Jun 2019 LEADERSHIP Fostering entrepreneurship to connect refugees with the global economy 30 May 2019 DRONES Revamping drone regulations for innovation and safety 22 May 2019 MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA 100 Arab startups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution 19 May 2019 FOOD SECURITY Ensuring sustainable food for 9.8 billion people by 2050 16 Jan 2019 THE DIGITAL ECONOMY Bringing half of the global population online 10 Nov 2017 HUMANITARIAN ACTION Enabling more efficient and secure cash-based humanitarian assistance 07 Nov 2017 FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION Our network is preparing humanity for the Fourth Industrial Revolution 08 Sep 2017 VACCINATION Vaccine Alliance celebrates 20 years, saving 13 million lives 06 Sep 2017 ABOUT US Our Mission Our Impact Leadership and Governance Our Partners Sustainability History Careers Contact Us EVENTS Events Open Forum MEDIA Press Subscribe to our press releases Pictures MORE FROM THE FORUM Strategic Intelligence UpLink Global Shapers Young Global Leaders Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution New Champions PARTNERS & MEMBERS Join us LANGUAGE EDITIONS
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