Ten extraordinary water-focused entrepreneurs have developed innovations that will help conserve and restore the world’s global freshwater ecosystems. Today, around one-third of the global population is already subject to water stress and, by 2030, the global demand for water will exceed sustainable supply by 40%, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Climate change and […]

A new initiative is helping to address the global freshwater crisis. The World Economic Forum and multinational technology company HCL have launched the Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative. This collaboration secures funding of $15 million over five years for entrepreneurs to tackle the growing concerns of water scarcity, water pollution and water stress, a situation where not […]

Business Wire India issued this press release on 22 January about what young people are doing to shape a better future: “The Coca-Cola Company today announced the 2015 winners of the Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge – a competition exclusively for members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. Global Shapers are young leaders between 20 […]

 It’s called “The Passage” and this Creative for Good campaign is also a winner. The number of homeless persons has increased by 8% in London since the start of the economic crisis, according to the Creative for Good project team. So this campaign was started to raise money for “The Passage”, an important center for the homeless in England’s […]

Biotechnology or biotech is not just the weird stuff that goes on in Michael Crichton novels (for example Jurassic Park, Next, Prey or The Andromeda Strain). According to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, it is “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific […]

According to the Global Agenda Council on Oceans, a World Economic Forum select group of experts looking for solutions to today’s challenges in the field of oceans, shipping significantly impacts our oceans as 90% of the global trade volume is carried on ships. But perhaps in part due to the high profile pollution disasters of recent decades, shipping industry […]

Here’s a message from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum: “In case of a major humanitarian disaster, the primary mechanism for coordinating humanitarian assistance is the Cluster system – unique cooperation involving key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. The Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) developed by the World Economic Forum and partner companies are the first example […]