Articles from World Economic Forum

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and learn

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, has been at the centre of global affairs for over four decades.

Innovation and entrepreneurship can cut waste and deliver the circular economy 

My five year old daughter asked me recently if she could take a bag and her gardening gloves to school.

We weren’t prepared for coronavirus - But it’s not too late to act

Last fall, sixteen leaders from governments, businesses and international organizations gathered in New York to conduct a simulated response to a hypothetical global health emergency.

How to empower women entrepreneurs to grow Africa

#IWD20 - This International Women’s Day, women in Africa have a lot to celebrate  I am grateful for the guidance and mentorship of, among others, former co-chairs of the WEF on Africa including Ellen Agler, Winnie Byanyima, Bineta Diop, Monhla Wilma Hlahla, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Frannie Léautier, Graça Machel, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Under their leadership, we have steadily been able to increase the active participation of women leaders shaping the African agenda through public-private collaboration.

The Reskilling Revolution: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Education for a Billion People by 2030

#Skills2030 - Both #Digital and #Human factors are driving growth in the #FutureofWork The World Economic Forum yesterday (22 Jan) launched Reskilling Revolution, a multistakeholder initiative aiming to provide better education, new skills and better work to a billion people around the world by 2030.

Toward a 'More Cohesive World' - Schools are under-preparing students for #futurejobs

 World Economic Forum @Davos #WEF20: 'Toward a More Cohesive World' report: Respondents believe schools are underperforming in terms of training students for the future workforce

Five skills that leadership teams will need to navigate the decade ahead

#Skills2030 Seeking New Leadership: Youth Voices Say Success in New Decade Requires New Approach   A new white paper surveying 5,000 people, including youth and chief executive officers, has identified the five elements at the heart of responsible leadership. As organizations put sustainability and equitability at the centre of their organizations, they will need a broader range of leadership skills and attributes.

Lifelong Learning Emerges as Priority for Improving Social Mobility Globally

Creating societies where every person has the same opportunity to fulfil their potential in life irrespective of socioeconomic background would not only bring huge societal benefits in the form of reduced inequalities and healthier, more fulfilled lives, it would also boost economic growth by hundreds of billions of dollars a year.

Is this really it for the gig economy?

Not so long ago, our fates as future TaskRabbit handymen and Uber drivers seemed to be sealed. We were being told that freelance work in the “gig economy” would reshape careers, and even entire workforces in a way that resembles the days before the original industrial revolution.

Why securing the Internet of Things is crucial to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to revolutionize our world and is already having a significant impact in many areas of our day-to-day lives. But what exactly do we mean by the IoT, and why is it so important that it is secure?

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