World Economic Forum

Garbage recycling startup to help increase tourism competitiveness index

A website called <i>sampahmuda.com</i> was created with the goal of helping people to recycle their garbage.<p>The website offers a pick-up service to houses, …

Sustainability

How to charm the bots in charge of hiring for your dream job

As artificial intelligence technology rapidly evolves to transform industries like health care and virtually assist people’s lives, the hope is matched by concern about the displacement of human roles. At the same time, deployed AI platforms in today’s business world augment processes at a more …

Employment

These are the best countries for gender equality in 2017

Despite gender equality being a major problem in the US, there <i>is</i> some good news: People are no longer staying silent about the problem.<p>The World …

Lifestyle

The gang of Nasrallah and an occupied Lebanon

The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is a natural reaction of anyone, who has a sense of dignity and self esteem, is forced to …

Middle East

Global gender gap widens for the first time in a decade — but UAE women see improvement

The global gender equality gap across health, education, politics and the workplace is widening for the first time since 2006, at a time of deep …

Gender

frog

frog Milan hosts 3rd Annual Global Children’s Designathon, working with kids aged 7 - 12 on solving big questions around the important issue of Water …

Design Thinking

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News (China)

George Soros' Top 5 Buys Of 3rd Quarter

George Soros, one of the world’s foremost investors, ceased managing investment funds in 2011 after earning about 20% average annual returns since founding Soros Fund Management in 1969. As the chairman of the firm’s second iteration managing family and foundation money, Soros and managers …

Stocks

Can Tackling Childcare Fix STEM’s Gender Diversity Problem?

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development …

International Relations

Forecasts for the New World Order of 2030

At a global economic conference in Dubai last weekend, the US was everywhere and nowhere. In conversations at the World Economic Forum's Global …

Middle East

Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

This article is part of the Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils.<p><i>For more information watch the What If: Privacy Becomes a Luxury Good?</i> …

The Future

This Unexpected Country Is Apparently The World’s Safest Place To Travel

With unforeseeable natural disasters, security threats and even the idea of hazardous roadways (hello, potholes), traveling solo can often be a more …

Lifestyle

48 Countries Are Ahead of the U.S. in Closing the Gender Gap

The U.S. is behind 48 other countries around the world when it comes to closing the gender gap, according to data published recently by the World …

World News

Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal Or Professional Relationship -- Here's How To Cultivate It

Have you ever shared a painful or challenging experience with a friend, partner, colleague or boss and instead of feeling heard you left the conversation feeling worse off and misunderstood?<p>In that moment, the person whom you were speaking to was not empathetic. They may not have intentionally …

Entrepreneurship

How Deep Learning, Quantum Rank Among 2017′s Top Emerging Tech

After years of hype, AI is starting to deliver<p>Earlier this year, Scientific American, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, selected by a global panel of experts, “are expected to become …

Machine Learning

Can the ad industry become sustainable?

A look at an entrepreneur who wants to revolutionize the ad industry. Andrea Henao is a former advertising executive who left the corporate world to …

World News

Why Inventor of the web is scared by its future

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British scientist who invented the web, is anxious about its future, thanks to the domination of a handful of companies, …

Om Malik

It won’t take 145 years to close the gender wage gap. It’s already happened

It will take 217 years for women to find themselves on an equal economic footing with men globally — or so claims a report out this month from the …

Canadian News

Join 24 Hours of Reality: Be the Voice of Reality on December 4-5

Twenty-four hours of inspiring stories of regular people taking their future into their hands and taking action on climate.<p>Twenty-four hours of …

Jacinda Ardern

While confusion reigns in Zim, at least we know it won’t happen in SA

Watching bizarre developments in Zimbabwe yesterday reminded me of the last time I saw Robert Mugabe in the flesh back in 2010 at the World Economic …

Robert Mugabe

From Thought to Action - Taking Control of Innovation

I have spent over two years focused on the idea of scaling innovation. Though pockets of excellence exist in classrooms, individual schools, and some …

Scientific Research

The Future Of Banking Is In The Palm Of Your Hand

The evolution of the payments industry was a cornerstone of the FinTech movement and it’s undergoing yet another fundamental shift – this time into social media.<p>In 1997, the first payment by mobile device was brought to life by Coca Cola when they introduced the ability for customers to text …

Banking

Working moms in Japanese politics juggle hectic life, aided by outside support

Being a politician is taxing enough. But juggling that job and being a mom is hectic, to say the least.<p>As the government takes various measures to …

Liberal Democratic Party

S.Africa's Zuma says Zimbabwe takeover should not lead to unconstitutional govt

South African President Jacob Zuma expressed hope on Wednesday that there would not be unconstitutional changes of government in Zimbabwe after the …

World Economy

Oman Blockchain Symposium Indicates Adoption Growth

The Blockchain Symposium in Muscat (Oman) this past week represents the very best that Blockchain technology can do in bringing government and …

Bitcoin

The Top 1 Percent Owns Over Half Of The World's Household Wealth

The very, very rich are getting very, very richer.<p>Around half of the world’s household wealth is in the hands of the richest 1 percent of adults, according to a study published Tuesday by the financial services company Credit Suisse.<p>The Global Wealth Report 2017 reveals that while the world’s total …

Equality

Industrial Internet of Things - Reports - World Economic Forum

During the past 15 years, the Internet revolution has redefined business-to-consumer (B2C) industries such as media, retail and financial services. …

Internet of Things

Stressed out? Deal with stress the navy SEAL way

WASHINGTON - As a US Navy SEAL commander, Jocko Willink, had to approve and oversee missions for his two platoons, communicate with his bosses up the …

Military

How can potential of B&R be fully realized?

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>China's Belt and Road (B&R) initiative could prompt a profound shift in the global order toward a new …

News (China)

SustainAbility at 30: Leveraging Digital Technologies and Letting Go of the Past

Today SustainAbility celebrates its 30th anniversary. Any person committed to sustainability knows about the organization, although they may not know that it is a Certified B Corp. Those who don’t know about this organization should because it has been a leader in the movement towards sustainable …

Innovation