Topic : Society

  • Malian pupils study during a French language class during a French language lesson in Mali’s capital Bamako. Forum Article

    What governments can learn from Sierra Leone’s missing textbooks

    Public programmes are designed on assumptions – nice, tidy, convenient assumptions. Then they hit the real world and… more

  • Palestinian first-graders sit with their schoolbooks during class in the West Bank city of Ramallah Forum Article

    Why we must invest more in education

    Education is a fundamental driver of personal, national and global development. Since the beginning of the century… more

  • Laboratory assistant examines blood sample inside laboratory in Siliguri Forum Article

    Why an HIV vaccine and cure may not be far off

    An ounce of prevention, Benjamin Franklin famously said, is worth a pound of cure. But that is not always true when it… more

  • Coffee trees sprout at Conquista farm in Alfenas Forum Article

    Three reasons to be optimistic about impact investing

    A new kind of inequality – or divergence – is emerging in modern society between individuals and businesses who… more

  • Men pose with Samsung Galaxy S3 Nokia Lumia 820 and iPhone 4 smartphones in photo illustration in Zenica Forum Article

    How mobile phones can save, not waste, energy

    The mobile industry is experiencing explosive growth worldwide, fuelled by almost 7 billion subscribers and an… more

  • A group of students walk home from school along a road currently being constructed in the Bumi Serpong Damai housing complex Forum Article

    Why education policies matter for equality

    Much of the debate on inequality focuses on its deleterious social and political effects and its impact on growth. But… more

  • A participant holds up a sky lantern to be released during the “Kapulica & Lanterns” event in Zagreb Forum Article

    Three ways young people are changing the world

    We are experiencing a values revolution. Increasingly, people want to make the world a better place through their… more

  • A bee is covered with pollen as it sits on a blade of grass at a lawn in Klosterneubur Global Shapers Event

    Why entrepreneurs should think small, not big

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • A school girl walks on a road covered with oil and soot at an industrial area in Mumbai Social Entrepreneurs Event

    How to build an entrepreneur

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • People practice yoga in Times Square as part of a Summer Solstice celebration in New York Forum Article

    How we can all build a healthier future

    We are at a seismic moment in two major ways: how nations care for their citizens’ health and how businesses invest… more

  • Professor Oldhafer prepares for liver surgery with support of tablet computer at Asklepios Hospital Hamburg-Barmbek Forum Event

    Digital will tear apart healthcare – and rebuild it

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the challenges of… more

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    Comets, coral and why art matters

    When I first released my immersive film Coral I tied it to an astronomical event, the Transit of Venus. This rare… more

  • Children touch the hands of the humanoid robot Roboy at the exhibition Robots on Tour in Zurich Global Shapers Event

    How can we stay smarter than machines?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Chimneys are seen through a window at a coal-fired power plant on a hazy day in Shimen county Forum Article

    Don’t be surprised if China puts a cap on carbon

    In China – the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide – policy-makers have been discussing the possibility of… more

  • To match feature RENEWABLES/DENMARK Forum Event

    How governments can drive the green revolution

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • RTX13YRG Forum Article

    3 ways China can tool up for digital jobs

    Technological transformation is rapidly changing China’s economy as well as the economies of other developing markets… more

  • Counterfeit steroids seized by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection is seen at the agency’s offices at John F. Kennedy Airport Social Entrepreneurs Event

    Fighting the scourge of fake medicines

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China