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Institutional Members

The World Economic Forum’s 1,000 Institutional 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.

Institutional Members of the World Economic Forum benefit from:

A Multistakeholder Community

The Institutional 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 challenges.


The global Chairs and Chief Executives of Institutional Member Companies are invited to participate in the Forum’s Annual Meetings:

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.

Institutional 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

Institutional 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 pressing issues.


Institutional Members contribute to the Forum’s mission by actively participating in key projects and initiatives such as the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), Political and Economic Implications of Resource Scarcity (PEIRS) 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.

Terms and Conditions of Membership

Download the full terms and conditions of membership here.


Olivier Schwab, Head of Business Engagement,