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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 …

Climate Heat Maps Show How Hot It Could Get for Today’s Tweens

•    New EarthTime visualization shows worst-case scenario by 2100, within the life expectancy of today’s tweens, children between 10 and 12 years old.   •    Released at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit, the visualization shows record temperature rises in the US, India and across South Asia for longer periods of time•    Limiting the …

Future Vaccines, Wearable Bio-sensors, Tissue Engineering and Aerospace Navigation: Meet the 2020 Cohort of Young Scientists

World Economic Forum honours 25 Young Scientists under the age of 40 in recognition of their contribution to cutting-edge research The 2020 cohort features 25 leading academic from 14 countries across the world Meet the Young Scientists here Geneva, Switzerland, 26 May 2020 – The World Economic Forum today announces its Class of 2020 Young …

Blockchain Principles Launched to Preserve and Protect User Rights

16 user rights make up the newly launched Presidio Principles – the foundational values for a decentralized future This ‘Blockchain Bill of Rights’ establishes a global baseline for building blockchain applications that respect participant rights, safeguard data and protect users It was developed for over a year by the World Economic Forum Global Blockchain Council, …

Uncertainty and Instability: The World in Two Words, Says UN Secretary-General

The world faces four main challenges: climate change, mistrust of leaders, increased geopolitical tension, and the dark side of the technological revolution “Climate change is the defining issue of our time,” António Guterres said “Inclusive multilateralism” would extend beyond national governments to include more participation from local authorities, civil society, business leaders and others For …

GRI engaging and influencing at World Economic Forum annual meeting

Corporate accountability at Davos a ‘step in right direction’ Amsterdam/Davos, 22 January 2020 – With global leaders gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), GRI is pressing for action and commitments that support the transition to sustainable and responsible business. GRI chief executive Tim Mohin is participating in the WEF annual meeting in …