It may look like a game of Lego, but it’s a serious exercise in innovation.
We're living in a time of rapid transformation in terms of what's required for a country's workforce. Design thinking is one way to prepare graduates for these changing times.
World view from Davos.
Oxfam is right to highlight disparities in wealth.
Technology will make things easier, but likely won’t replace the human touch.
The talk at the World Economic Forum was about technology killing white and blue collar jobs. What's to come will be decidedly old-fashioned. Our labour movements should be too.
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
Leaders in Davos are being asked to consider how global cooperation could be reinvigorated. They could do worse than start with UN reforms.
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the World Economic Forum.
Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader to attend the World Economic Forum and used his speech to denounce protectionism. But China's trade liberalisation has stalled recently.
The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.
Expectations are high that China will take the reins of global leadership at Davos, but don't expect Xi Jinping to upset the apple cart.
The system is rigged for a small minority to profit, but are we brave enough to deploy the solutions that would work?
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The World Economic Forum draws a straight line from social injustice to many of the risks facing the world in 2017.
Chinese President Xi Jinping.
With China's president headed for the World Economic Forum in January, much attention will be on how US-China relations will fare under Donald Trump's presidency.
The World Social Forum believes ‘Another World is Possible’.
The decision to hold the 2016 World Social Forum in Canada made it inaccessible to many activists from the geopolitical south. But it also highlighted the false simplicity of the north-south dichotomy in social justice activism.
Welcome to the future….
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A list of 10 new technologies poised to transform our lives provides a chance to think about any related risks sooner than later. Reconceptualizing "value" changes what responsible development means.
Burkina Faso is among the African countries that have experienced popular protests in recent years.
Grassroots protesters are questioning the logic of export-led ‘growth’ and renewed fiscal austerity pushed through the ‘Africa rising’ narrative. They want policies that meet their basic needs.
Jumping to conclusions. Does GDP mislead us?
Our feelings of self-worth and contentment are no longer the preserve of writers and artists. Science has made measurement of our well-being a viable alternative to the banalities of economic output.
Digital and physical worlds are predicted to become inseparable in the fourth industrial revolution.
After steam, electricity and computers come cyber-physical systems: the fourth industrial revolution. A new book by the World Economic Forum's founder foresees a rosy future – but that'll take work.
Right, what shall we do this year?
It brings together 20 of the world's most powerful leaders – but they achieve precious little.
The mansion tax could be good for you.
When the great and the good met at last year’s Davos event to discuss the major global challenges to prosperity and well-being, it was clear that one theme dominated all others – inequality. But has anything…
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The world’s rich and powerful are gathering for the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos to discuss, and hopefully find solutions to, the world’s economic and social problems. The 45th…
Impact investing is a growing phenomenon but many mainstream investors are wary of it.
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The World Economic Forum reports there is widespread confusion regarding what impact investing promises and what it ultimately delivers. Some estimate it is a market worth between US$450 billion and US$650…