WEF founder Klaus Schwab addressing the press conference ahead of Davos 2021.
When Joe Biden is the great hope for global change, it’s hard to feel overly optimistic.
A police officer stands guard over the global elites who decided to make the trek to Davos this year.
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The high-profile absence of several world leaders including Trump from the World Economic Forum has led some to suggest its influence is in decline. A philosopher who has seen Davos up close disagrees.
Oxfam’s efforts to find solutions to the world’s inequalities are welcome but its wrongful use of “human economy” and repackaging it as a concept from high up might do more harm than good.
Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure, and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth.
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The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
Redressing the balance can start from the bottom up.
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The four scenarios in the WEF’s 2017 food report paint a bleak picture. But there are better ways.
According to Oxfam these eight men have as much wealth as 50% of the world.
According to the latest Oxfam report, the richest eight people in the world are as wealthy as the bottom 50% of the world’s population. But let’s scrutinise these numbers a bit more.
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.
Wind and solar power can be intermittent. Should our usage be too?
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Celebrating mental health is a great opportunity to make the right changes to keep workers happy – and productive.
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.
Getting production in perfect sync.
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A wave of technological innovation has started to fundamentally alter how we make stuff. It signals an era of huge change.