The 7 Billion Challenge

What innovations are needed to meet the basic needs of a growing population?

  • Aligning science and technology with societal needs
  • Designing new developmental models
  • Rethinking global cooperation and partnerships

 Discussion Leaders

  • Seth F. Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Alliance, Switzerland
  • Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA; World Economic Forum USA Foundation Board Member
  • Luis A. Moreno **, President, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member; Global Agenda Council on Latin America
  • Ben J. Verwaayen, Chief Executive Officer, Alcatel-Lucent, France; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member
  • Wang Boming, Editor-in-Chief, Caijing Magazine, People's Republic of China; Global Agenda Council on China


Moderated by

  • Marietta DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American, USA



  • Richard Jefferson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cambia, Australia; Social Entrepreneur