The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

Deeply anchored in the public and private sectors, the Forum is the only global organization serving this role, bringing together the world’s foremost CEOs, heads of state, ministers and policy-makers, experts and academics, international organizations, youth, technology innovators and representatives of civil society in an impartial space with the aim of driving positive change.

The Forum is unique in this regard because we are:


We have no ideological or commercial interests. This does not mean that we are neutral – we are committed to improving the world in ways that are objective, measurable and sustainable.


We bring attention to challenges that affect the future of global society. Because the world is an interconnected ecosystem, we believe that no issue is isolated – there are always effects and interdependencies, which we systematically and rigorously take into consideration.


We actively invite perspectives from all interested parties. We believe that the world’s challenges can only be solved through engagement with all members of global society.


We focus on the long term, not the emergencies of the day. Success is measured not only in terms of immediate results - we understand that real progress takes time and sustained commitment.