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Meet the Social Entrepreneurs Leading Africa’s Transformation

Nine of the World Economic Forum’s 17 global Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2017 are actively leading positive transformation in Africa, and achieving outcomes that have eluded governments and conventional businesses Success stories include tackling poaching, mobilizing health workers, reuniting refugees, using fingerprinting to give people an official ID for the first time, and …

India’s first Impact Investment Conclave: Prabhav 2016 – to help social entrepreneurs tap into the $18bn opportunity

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha and the Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal among the prominent speakers   Organized by Impact Investors Council and the Ministry of External Affairs, the Conclave is supported IDFC Bank, Omidyar Network, GIZ, DFID, and others    …

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 to Address The New Global Context

2,500 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts will convene in Davos-Klosters in January for the World Economic Forum’s 45th Annual Meeting The theme, The New Global Context, reflects the current period of profound political, economic, social and technological change Meeting will advance over 50 Forum-led initiatives aimed at …

Excerpts of the speech by Mr Scott Furssedonn-Wood, British Deputy High Commissioner to Eastern India, at the ‘National Seminar on Renewable Energy for Rural Development’ Organised by Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective

24th June 2014 – Hotel Hyatt Regency, Kolkata Hon’ble Minister Mr Manish Gupta, Dignitaries on the dais, Ladies and Gentlemen INTRODUCTION I would like to thank Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective for convening this important and timely conference. I am delighted to be part of this. Improving rural India’s access to clean energy translates into …

World Economic Forum Recognizes 20 Companies from East Asia as Global Growth Companies

Twenty of the region’s fastest-growing companies have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies community Companies are nominated on the strength of their ability to become future global leaders and are drawn from a broad spectrum of sectors, including financial services, retail, media, chemicals and energy The Global Growth Companies community …

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Social media interviews with select participants throughout the Annual Meeting The official event hashtag is #WEF14 New conversation tool allows viewers to participate in live chats during sessions Over 100 participants contributing to Forum:Blog The Annual Meeting 2014 can be followed on multiple digital platforms http://wef.ch/am14social Geneva, Switzerland, 17 January 2014 – This year, there are more ways …