Topic : Role of Business

  • Man looks at the Pudong financial district of Shanghai Forum Article

    How to fix corporate social responsibility

    The modern era of CSR – corporate social responsibility – arguably began in 1953 when… more

  • RTR3ANMI Forum Article

    Controversial answers to common startup questions

    On October 9, 2014 (about 2 months ago), my company HubSpot went public on the New York Stock Exchange… more

  • City workers cross London Bridge during the evening rush-hour in the City of London Global Agenda Councils Article

    How to make capitalism more ethical

    We live in an age of hyper-connectivity and many of the top 10 trends in the Outlook on the Global Agenda… more

  • A man stands in Grand Central Terminal, as passengers face limited train service on New Haven Line between Stamford Station and Grand Central Terminal due to Con Edison power problem in New York Forum Article

    What new power is… and three things it is not

    Across sectors and cultures, our leaders are struggling. In fact, the world may be facing… more

  • Volunteers of German army Bundeswehr, wearing protective suits, are seen during an Ebola training session at the Marseille barracks in Appen Global Agenda Councils Article

    5 ways to help stop Ebola

    It will take a vast and complex global coalition to defeat the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, and the… more

  • A woman walks on Broad St. past the New York Stock Exchange during the morning commute Forum Article

    10 must-read stories about gender

    1. How female chief executives actually get to the top. Many in the Fortune 500 took mundane first jobs at… more

  • Swiss Economy Minister Schneider-Ammann welcomes participants before a round table talk on the shifting of lower import prices to customers due to the strong Swiss franc in Bern Forum Article

    Seven reasons your board may be more sexist than you think

    The debate about getting more women on boards often focuses on why doing so creates a better, more… more

  • Pope Francis speaks during his “Urbi et Orbi” address from a balcony in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Global Shapers Article

    God, the internet and disrupting business

    This week, 40 young leaders from the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community will… more


    Corruption is a first world problem, too

    After years of debate and effort, the fight against corruption is beginning to overcome its perception… more

  • Container ship departs Burrard Inlet in Vancouver Forum Article

    How the US and EU could boost trade by 50%

    The TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations have become… more

  • A couple walk past “Filament Lamp”, an art work installation, at a commercial center near a construction site in Beijing’s Sanlitun area Forum Article

    When shouldn’t you innovate?

    Innovation is a real business buzzword nowadays. Everybody seems to be innovating and everything is… more

  • Members of the public use their mobile devices to take photographs of Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at a walk about in Brisbane Forum Article

    5 ways to succeed in the digital revolution

    In every sector, business models are quickly evolving in the face of technology. That opens up vast… more

  • Crew members of a ship loaded with containers filled with rubbish from Britain wait for its departure from the port of Santos Forum Article

    How to learn from supply chain mistakes

    By their nature, significant supply-chain disruptions demand a swift and multifaceted reaction, but the… more

  • Students take notes from their iPads at the Steve Jobs school in Sneek Global Agenda Councils Article

    Five key debates for the future of education

    How do we best educate the students of tomorrow? What we teach our children – and how we teach them –… more

  • AmericaInfrastructure Forum Article

    Why the world needs the US to invest in infrastructure

    In recent weeks, there has been a chorus of opinion arguing for a sharp increase in global investment… more

  • A man walks on an illuminated walkway in Tokyo Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why the world in 2015 faces a leadership crisis

    A startling 86% of respondents to the Survey on the Global Agenda agree that we have a leadership crisis in… more

  • A labourer has his dinner under his shed at a construction site of a residential complex in Hefei Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why inequality is 2015’s most worrying trend

    Inequality is one of the key challenges of our time. Income inequality specifically is one of the most… more

  • Villagers hold empty plates as they stand in front of the office of a BDO during a protest in Galsi village Forum Article

    5 ways to beat global corruption

    The various crises currently dominating international headlines – Ukraine, ISIS, Ebola – don’t… more