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World Economic Forum Launches Coalition to Tackle Harmful Online Content

World Economic Forum today launches a global coalition committed to improving the safety of digital spaces Leaders in Australia, the UK, Indonesia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Singapore and other public and private sector members have come together to collaborate and share best practices to reduce the spread of child sexual exploitation and abuse online, violent extremist and …

Investing Less than 1% of World GDP into Nature-Based Solutions Can Tackle Climate Change and Biodiversity Crisis

New study finds tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions needed by 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, otherwise there will be a $4 trillion financing gap  Today, just one tenth of 1% of global GDP is invested in nature-based solutions Scaling up of private capital for nature-based solutions is one of the central challenges …

Public Broadly Positive on Vaccines as a Personal Choice

Six-month study found five insights into the current public view on all types of vaccines Messages on social media received more positive response if they focused on personal choices and gratitude for being vaccinated rather than “moral obligations” to do so People with low confidence in vaccines have two main concerns: low trust in the …

Resilience Needed to Jump Start Final Stages of Energy Transition, Study Finds

Nordic countries, including Sweden, Norway and Denmark, have maintained their leading positions on the Energy Transition Index (ETI), driven by strong progress in environmental sustainability.  Only 13 out of 115 countries have made steady gains in ETI scores in the past decade, highlighting that progress has been uneven. The energy transition requires a full transformation …

World Leaders Urge Mindset Change to Build Trust, Foster Collective Action in the Year Ahead

World leaders met during the first Davos Agenda under the banner of rebuilding trust in a critical year Heads of state and government, chief executives and civil society leaders urged collective action to combat climate change and emerge stronger from a pandemic that has strained lives and livelihoods Partnerships and initiatives to address crucial economic, …

Blockchain Can Trace Carbon Emissions for Mining, Metals Companies, Proof of Concept Released

The World Economic Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative has released a unique proof of concept to trace emissions across the value chain using distributed ledger technology The initiative is a collaboration between seven global companies and the World Economic Forum that aims to accelerate an industry solution for supply chain visibility and ESG requirements …

Nations Sign First Agreement to Unlock Potential of Emerging Tech

Canada, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Singapore, UAE and UK sign world’s first “Agile Nations” agreement at a panel co-organized by the World Economic Forum Agreement paves the way for the seven nations to help innovators navigate their rules, test new ideas with regulators and scale them across their markets Collaboration builds on World Economic Forum and …

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: Top Global Companies Take Action on Universal ESG Reporting

Benchmarking sustainable business performance is now easier with a universal set of ‘stakeholder capitalism metrics’ including environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators and disclosures for financial markets, investors and society  The metrics will help companies demonstrate long-term value creation and their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), marking a milestone in the implementation of …