World Economic Forum

We’ve Created Enough Plastic to Cover Argentina – and the Result Is Devastating

Humans have created eight billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950s. The discarded mass now floods landfills, pollutes oceans and threatens …

Recycling

The new White House communications director will bring the storm Trump wants

America, your world is about to get much more Wall Street.<p>With the selection of Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director, President Donald Trump is bringing Wall Street to Main Street through the door of the White House.<p>Scaramucci — known (affectionately) on Wall Street as "The Mooch" — is …

Donald Trump

Merkel will likely win reelection — but may lose her finance minister

SASBACHWALDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Wolfgang Schaeuble has won his parliamentary seat a dozen times, survived an attempt on his life and guided Angela Merkel through the euro zone crisis. Now, the German chancellor may have to sacrifice him to secure a coalition deal.<p>Merkel's conservatives are …

Greece

IN MY OPINION: Business schools must lead the way in adapting to fourth industrial revolution

Skills that we learned in formal education are becoming irrelevant. With technology evolving so quickly, corporate education and training programmes …

Innovation

An overhaul of Brazilian labour law should spur job creation

IN THE litany of bosses’ gripes about Brazil’s inclement business climate, rigid labour laws vie for pride of place with its convoluted tax laws and …

Economics

How can we create a better life for everyone?

Why is equality still so elusive, while inequality is seen as normal and almost inevitable? We interview the greatest economic minds in the world, as …

Social Justice

These before-and-after photos show tech billionaires' dramatic transformations

Tech CEOs used to be infamous for their lack of style.<p>But a photo revealing how much Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has changed over the years shows that the stereotype is changing.<p>Here are 12 photos that prove how time and success changed some of tech's most famous CEOs.

Elon Musk

FAQ about the integration of Fintech and Bitcoin

Fintech has demonstrated the utmost reality by causing creative destruction of financial services and has disrupted the functioning of other …

Bitcoin

Role of Indian SMEs to Achieve Economic Dominance

At present, SMEs contribute about 40% to the total industrial output, employ approximately 42 million people and generate 1 million new jobs every year<p>As per the recent study by Harvard University’s Center for International Development (CID), India will feature on top of the list of fastest growing …

Economics

The rising advantage of public-private partnerships

In the United States, governments are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships (P3s) to implement public infrastructure works. Here’s why …

Project Management

This is how humans have evolved to fight the bugs that make us ill

It’s easy to feel our survival is under threat from new and emerging infectious diseases that are going to wipe out the human race, or at least end …

Biology

This Year’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies, According to the World Economic Forum

Recently, the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and Global Future Councils, teamed up with the board of directors of <i>Scientific American</i>, to …

World Economy

Pressuring Australians to work until they're 70 could stigmatise older workers: Report

A new report has challenged the wisdom of pressuring all Australians to work longer before they retire.<p>The Per Capita think tank warned on Tuesday …

Retirement

A new global arms race, China’s green mega-city and other top stories from the past week

Is China winning the reputation race against the US? It’s seen as a better global influence.<p>A new global arms race. Possible implications of the …

World Economy

China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors as Beijing comes under …

China

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the line between protecting our kids and letting them learn from …

Parenting

EU's Fattest Pay Rises Spell Trouble Down the Line - Bloomberg

Romanians may not have long to bask in the European Union’s biggest pay rises.<p>The government’s quest to boost public salaries and the minimum wage is …

Business

Ethereum Is The Second Most Valuable Digital Currency, Behind Bitcoin

Brett Colbert, Solutions CTO and Vice President of Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce and I recently introduced you to Blockchain, noting that the technology is poised to disrupt business of all sizes across all industries. We also introduced Bitcoin as the first and largest Blockchain valued at …

Bitcoin

Rajeeb Dey’s new career platform Learnerbly secures £1.6M led by Frontline Ventures

Professional development is one of the hot areas for big corporates grappling with their millennials influx who are hungry to learn, so it makes sense that new platforms are now appearing to service this need.<p>Today, Learnerbly, a “curated professional development SaaS platform” based in London …

Startups

Environmentalist momentum in the West

The best way into Denver is by taking the train to Union Station, a cavernous Beaux Arts building with a barrel-vaulted ceiling, giant chandeliers …

Democrats

The Irish Prime Minster Keeps Embarrassing Ireland and Irish People

He's a symptom of a deeply insecure country.<p>Last month the Irish nation shuddered as new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had his first meeting with Theresa May. All Varadkar had to do to appear statesmanlike was to smile in a normal way and say "Hello, it's me, the new Irish Taoiseach". Instead, with a …

Brexit

Corporate hypocrisy: Gupta deal exposes SAP CEO’s broken promises to WEF

<i>EDINBURGH — The chief executive officer of SAP, Bill McDermott, signed a Compact sponsored by the International Business Council of the World</i> …

Governance

The Rise of Innovation Districts — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Meetings & Events<p>Mayors in dozens of cities across the U.S. are backing the development of “innovation districts” to commercialize the …

Innovation

Forget Politics: Without 'Neutral' Internet, US Workers Stand To Lose Trillions

Across the country, companies big and small are demanding that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) keep its quite popular protections of a critical resource without which they–like all U.S. workers–would never be able to thrive.<p>On Wednesday, hundreds of companies and groups joined forces …

Net Neutrality

How to ask for an increase in your salary at work

ELLE talks to three woman who know how to talk money (no shame involved)<p>Money money money, it's definitely not funny. Especially when you're waiting …

World Economy

Why young Africans are choosing migration

The most commonly cited reasons for people migrating from Africa to Europe revolve around the search for economic opportunity and jobs.

Africa

Zambia says emergency rule may end early if sabotage stops

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu may revoke emergency powers before they expire in 90 days if there is an end to the "acts of sabotage" they were meant to quell, his spokesman said on Wednesday.<p>Africa's second-largest copper producer, one of the continent's more stable democracies, …

Africa

Tech for dinner: how our food is changing as fast as our iPhones

Lorin Fries, Head, Food Systems Collaboration, World Economic Forum.<p>A decade ago, the tech giant Apple released the first iPhone. Picture your life …

Innovation

Cambodian Children's Books Show 'Girls Can Do Anything'

From a girl who builds a flying bike to save her village to a female cicada defying the odds to join a flying contest, a new children's book project …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Notes on a Return to the Ever-Dying Lands:

Arturo Desimone’s <i>series on Latin American poetry, for the international literary and arts review Anomaly (formerly for Drunken Boat)</i><p><b>Those Without</b> …

Latin America