Davos

Women May Be Under-represented at Davos but Theirs Are the Loudest Voices When It Comes to Calling for Gender Equality

Cherie Blair | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Cherie Blair

Debate over the level of female participation at global events like the WEF is, of course, important, but we must also look beyond the figures. We must remember that those women who are being heard on such stages are having an enormous impact. Many of the sessions and events I attended at this year's WEF addressed issues of equal opportunity, diversity and women's empowerment - and it was notable that many of these conversations were being driven by women with a real sense of hope and determination.

Davos 2016: One Year to Solve The Case

Claudia Delpero | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Claudia Delpero

It may be a rebalance of the economic powers, but the planet is far from being the place of equality. Oxfam claims that "in 2010, it took 388 billionaires to equal the wealth of the bottom half of the world's population and by 2014, the figure had fallen to just 80 billionaires." If the trend continues, warns the humanitarian group, in two years the richest 1% will have more than the remaining 99%.

Andrew Uses Davos Speech To Deny Sex Allegations

PA | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

The Duke of York has spoken out publicly for the first time to deny allegations he had sex with an under-age teenager. Andrew, looking resolute and ca...

My Three Words for Davos this Year

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

Recent events have seen countries recognize UHC as an essential component of their future political and social stability. This is a large part of the rationale for the huge investments being made into health coverage in China, Indonesia, Brazil and many other nations.

One Trillion Euro Money-Printing Plan Is Getting A Little Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

The European Central Bank's plan to pump over one trillion euros (£960 billion) into the region's ailing economy has been awkwardly undermined by a t...

Talking Extreme Poverty at Davos

Margaret Batty | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Margaret Batty

There are still 748 million people on Earth without access to clean water, many of whom have to walk for hours each day to fetch water that puts their health at risk.

'The World's Richest 1% Will Own More Than The Other 99%'

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics

The world's richest 1% will own more than the other 99% by next year, Oxfam has warned. The anti-poverty charity has issued this stark message on g...

Disrupting Davos

Simon Zadek | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Simon Zadek

My Davos this year fits this picture. I am co-leading a two-year inquiry established by the United Nations Environment Program into how to change financial and capital markets in ways that align the behavior of lenders and investors with our need to live inclusively within our planetary boundaries.

Planet Appetite: Ski Adventures in Davos and Klosters, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

If you been awed by news reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, then you might not immediately think of it as a holiday destination. The twin villages of Davos and Klosters are magnets for both royals and world leaders but they're also attractive ski destinations with a literary past

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

The Challenge of Getting Older People in Developing Countries Seen, Heard and Helped

Toby Porter | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Toby Porter

But what about the hundreds of millions of older people in countries without this social security architecture, and where little or no such services exist? By 2050, 80% of the world's population over 60 will be living in developing countries. What sort of older age can they look forward to?

Travelling the World Without the Jetlag

Francine Lacqua | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Francine Lacqua

Another jam-packed Davos has come to an end, and with it, numerous business deals secured - it is understood that AT&T CEO, Randall Stephenson, has discussed potential European acquisitions with the region's top telecommunications official, Neelie Kroes - as well as policy ideas between governments thrashed out behind closed doors...

Reflections on Davos: It's Not Just Women Who Are Working Towards Gender Equality

Cherie Blair | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Cherie Blair

Last week, I attended my sixth Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland. I attended many of the sessions in and out of the forum and there was no shortage of women's faces. But appearances can be deceptive. Many women attending did so, not as delegates but as staffers or spouses of the delegates. Sadly this year among the 2,500 delegates, only 16% were female, down from 17% in 2013 - its highest ever. Yet, despite this, there was a real feeling that it was time to get serious about ensuring that 50% of the world's population get their fair share of the world's resources.

Climate Change May Trigger the Next Financial Crisis

Jane Burston | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Jane Burston

This year, a semblance of calm had returned. With the immediate crisis receding, different conversations were again possible - social entrepreneurship, sustainability and society were back on the menu alongside the staple diet of financial performance.

Why Davos Has Left Me With the Feeling That 2014 Is the Year the World Can and Must Rise to the Climate Challenge

Christiana Figueres | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Christiana Figueres

The mood, ambition and announcements at the World Economic Forum in Davos has left me feeling more energized and confident than ever that 2014 will be the year when the world can and must come together to meet the growing challenge of climate change and seize the opportunities manifest in a transition to a low carbon economy.

CSR 2.0: Unlocking Corporate Wealth to Solve Social Issues

Nick O'Donohoe | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Nick O'Donohoe

As you walk around the corridors of the World Economic Forum at Davos and as you listen to the many corporate leaders present at the world economic forum in Davos it is possible to segment them into two distinct groups.

What You Missed This Week

Carla Buzasi | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

While the rich and famous debated all that's important for the future of the planet in Davos this week, on UK soil there were some startling reports showing we still have a lot to solve in the present, too. Fifteen years ago, the landmark Macpherson report was set up to look at the Metropolitan Police's investigation into the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence back in 1993. To mark the anniversary, a new study was published this week, which showed there have been nearly 100 people killed in race-related attacks in this country since the original report.

Bank Of England Signals Huge Interest Rate Policy Shift

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney has signalled it is the time to "evolve" his flagship forward guidance policy, suggesting the Bank of England could ditch its 7% unemploym...

WATCH: Did Cameron Just Curse British Model Maker Hornby?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron took to the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos to trumpet the British businesses moving their operations increasingly back to Br...

Celebrities Trying to Be Politicians, or Vice Versa?

Francine Lacqua | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Francine Lacqua

The attention of the world's media is firmly focused on Davos this week as proceedings get under way at the highly anticipated conference. This invite-only event increasingly attracts a whole host of A-list celebrities, some campaigning on behalf of very serious socio-economic issues, and others, arguably less so. This year is no exception.

Whole-System Thinking Is Key in the Quality Versus Cost Debate

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

Global leaders gathering in Davos this week once again find the world's response to growing healthcare pressures high on their agenda. Good health - both mental and physical - remains one of the most pressing social and economic issues of our time, consuming the largest share of the world's GDP and growing.

The Tribes of Davos

Jon Miller | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Jon Miller

This week, Davos is host to the World Economic Forum's main annual shindig - an event portrayed in the press as either a useless confab of self-important gasbags, or a shadowy stronghold for the world's elite powerbrokers...

Casino Banking Is Incompatible With a Democratic Society

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

I believe that what the financial crisis has demonstrated most importantly is that unless we have the operation of finance under democratic control we cannot truly claim to live in a democracy: the objective of Green Party policy outlined in our new report Stepping Outside the Casino is to achieve this democratic control.

Stop Going After The Tax Affairs Of Big Business, Treasury Urges Hodge

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

International companies are being put off doing business in Britain by the fear of being attacked over their tax affairs by MPs like Margaret Hodge, t...

Iran's Rouhani Tells West To Take A History Lesson

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has hit out at his Western critics "under the influence of propaganda", asking them to take a history lesson to see wh...