Life expectancy is going up around the world. While this should be celebrated, it also places enormous strain on our pension systems. What's the solution?
Also in this week's round-up of top global stories: a cure for fake news and highlights from our MENA meeting in Jordan.
It's principles - not profits - that will create real long-term value for companies and consumers.
Famine in one country would be unacceptable - today we are faced with four. A bold and urgent response is needed to save the millions of people who are at risk.
The world is on the cusp of a completely new computing paradigm. But how did we get here and why now?
The story of one poetry and black-metal-loving Tunisian high-schooler shows how the power of art and critical thinking can stop violence in its tracks.
The world’s first humanitarian impact bond raised money to build three physical rehabilitation centres and help thousands of people with disabilities.
Macron's victory has boosted EU confidence, but the rifts dividing Europe remain.
Also in this week's round-up of top global stories: how Islamic finance works and why Macron succeeded and Hillary failed.
Almost half of those living in sub-Saharan Africa — approximately 500 million people — do not have proof of legal identity. The repercussions of this are huge.
Africa is a vibrant and bourgeoning continent full of many opportunities. But, of course, it also has its own unique set of challenges.
The only way to stay within 2°C is by rebalancing the current energy mixture towards natural gas.
The full speech of the heir apparent to Jordan's throne, delivered at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2017.
The full text of an address by King Felipe VI of Spain, which was delivered to participants at this year's World Economic Forum summit in Jordan
Young, university-educated and out of work. Here's what you need to know about employment in the Arab world.
From Syrian voice recognition software to mobile games being produced in Gaza, the Arab tech scene is thriving.
As the world shifts away from crude oil, Saudi Arabia must make use of solar resources and improve energy efficiency – its young generation can lead the way.
Meet the young woman who, in the face of untold adversity, is bravely transforming her community from within, one business plan at a time.
By removing the longest standing barrier to responsible investment, we will unlock trillions of investment dollars to positively contribute to long-term sustainable value creation and res...
Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing, but it's not without its flaws. Could AI bring more objectivity and governance to the process?
Blockchain-based distributed ledger technology could smooth out port operations across the world, from tracking shipping containers to allowing cargo vessels to restock their own supplies.
Designed well, a tax on transactions will play an important role in stopping the kind of financial activity that has zero benefit to society and exposes us all to significant risks.
The fashion industry is second only to oil as the top industrial polluter, and as a result is taking broad steps to make it more environmentally conscious.
Technological breakthroughs are producing sweeping changes throughout the economy, from manufacturing to your check-out lane at Wal-Mart, and from legal research to laser surgery.
A new set of governance principles for human genome editing could apply globally across different political and cultural contexts.
From wearable technologies to artificial intelligence, these five trends are defining the future of brain enhancement.
How can business leaders do a better job of creating the conditions that enable organizations not only to stay on the right side of the law but to do the right thing, consistently and at ...
With capitalism in need of fundamental reform, here is a list of some of the bold ideas that could challenge the status quo.
From Syria's humanitarian crisis to Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, highlights from the World Economic Forum's Middle East and North Africa meeting.