The World Economic Forum’s 1,000
Foundation Member companies are at the heart of all the Forum’s activities and
their support is essential in helping find truly sustainable and global solutions
to improve the state of the world. The typical Member company is a global
enterprise ranking among the top companies within their industry and/or country.
Member companies play a leading role in shaping the future of their industry
and/or region and, as such, are recognized among their peers and in the broader
public as one of the world’s leading companies.
Foundation Members of the World
Economic Forum benefit from:
- A Multistakeholder Community
The Foundation Members represent an integrated
and core component of the Forum’s multistakeholder
community that has been developed to combine the spirit of entrepreneurship
with the need for social responsibility to address global and regional
The global Chairs and Chief Executives of Foundation Member Companies
are invited to participate in the Forum’s
- The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, which has been providing for more than
four decades leaders from industry, government, academia, civil society and the
media with an unrivalled platform to shape the global agenda
- The Annual Meeting of the New Champions held in the People’s Republic of China, a unique
gathering of the next generation of global leaders, emerging regions, competitive
cities, Social Entrepreneurs, Young Scientists and Technology Pioneers from
around the world.
Foundation Members also have privileged access to Regional Meetings in key regions of the
world, which complement the experience of the Annual Meetings by bringing the
regional dimension to the forefront.
- Insight and Knowledge Exchange
Foundation Members have year-round and around the clock access to the
Forum’s expert networks from politics, religion, not-for profit organizations
and academia. The Forum’s Global Agenda Councils and virtual sessions offer multiples opportunities to share and exchange strategic insight on today’s most
Foundation Members contribute to the Forum’s mission by actively
participating in key projects and initiatives such as PACI,
Political and Economic Implications of Resource Scarcity and Corporate Global
Citizenship. They create impact by
collaborating, discussing issues, sharing best practices, implementing concrete
action plans and committing to the economic and social development of a given
industry and/or region.