Davos World Economic Forum

The mountains of Switzerland are reflect

It’s that time of the year again when world leaders, CEOs, thought leaders, power brokers and dignitaries from business and politics alike descend on the small Swiss ski resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015. This year’s gathering is scheduled for January 21-24 and Davos is sure to be bursting at… Keep reading →

Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm Nears Completion

The U.S. and 13 World Trade Organization members have committed to advance free trade of environmental goods to make green technologies more affordable. On January 24, 2014, the U.S. and 13 World Trade Organization (WTO) members – Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, the European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, and… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

By: Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS One of the biggest themes at Davos this year — and one that was not there last year — was “competitiveness.” You encountered it whether in the public sessions in the Congress Center, or in the private sessions, and at the various dinners in the hotels strung along… Keep reading →

Mass Water Pollution Incidents On Rise As China's Environment Deteriorates

It is the time of the year again – Davos in Switzerland is playing host to the 2014 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. This is arguably the world’s most influential gathering of business and political leaders, economists and anybody else who thinks he or she has a big idea for improving the state… Keep reading →

Davos Forum Draws Occupy Protesters

The world’s business and economic policy elite are gathering once again in the mountains of Switzerland this month for the latest iteration of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, colloquially just known by the name of the town it gathers in: Davos. Following a run of self-congratulatory meetings in the years before the global financial… Keep reading →

The World Economic Forum is widely known for the glittering array of its high-profile attendees and more recently for its role in annually highlighting the response of global elites to the economic crisis that accelerated in 2008 and has played out in the euro crisis and grinding developed-economy recessions since.

Issues of national security, of globalization and of the role of business in increasingly transparent societies have been raised but have attracted less attention; this year, attendees say, that is likely to change. Keep reading →