Data benefits Ghana’s fight against plastic pollution
Ghana generates approximately 840,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year and approximately 9.5% of that is collected for recycling.
Royal Philips is a global health technology leader. The company strives to make the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation and is on a mission to improve 3 billion lives yearly by 2025. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips operates Personal Health, Diagnosis and Treatment, and Connected Care and Health Informatics divisions. In partnership with customers, Philips delivers integrated solutions across healthy living and prevention, diagnosis, minimally invasive treatments and advanced home care. Philips health technology generated 2016 sales of €17.4 billion. The company employs 73,000 people, with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
Ghana generates approximately 840,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year and approximately 9.5% of that is collected for recycling.
A coalition of leading firms have co-created a comprehensive corporate system to highlight the need for an aligned and consistent ESG reporting system.
Improving water management will close the gap between water demand and supply. The Water Resources Group aims to close the water gap by 2030.
The Global Lighthouse Network is developing, replicating and scaling innovations, while setting new benchmarks for the global manufacturing community.
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from renewable sources can help airlines cut emissions by up to 80%, accelerating the industry's decarbonization journey.
The World Economic Forum's Medicine from the Sky initiative is overcoming healthcare access barriers with drones delivering vaccines to remote areas.
The World Economic Forum is helping CEOs and ministers work together on policies that help to support women in work and further close the gender pay gap in their countries.
Led by the Forum, the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance is the largest global initiative of its kind, promoting smart city governance
The Forum, Bain, Ralph Lauren, Vestiaire Collective and EVRYTHNG, have launched a pilot to ensure the authentication of fashion products in second hand markets.
Investing in trees by restoring damaged landscapes is essential to combating global climate change. Learn how companies are playing their part.
Through their collective power, global businesses working in the First Movers Coalition are making technologies of tomorrow commercially viable today.
Our open digital platform connects innovators with investors, topical experts, global organizations and government bodies who have the ability to scale their solutions.
Social entrepreneurs and innovators are stepping up and are contributing to social and economic health around the world.
Our Valuable500 initiative helps companies close the disability inclusion gap by facilitating change to unlock business, social and economic value of the 1.3 billion people with disabilit...
Delivering safe online experiences is essential for global businesses and individuals. Several stakeholders are collaborating to improve online safety.
By promoting reusable packaging, the World Economic Forum is helping reduce plastic waste.
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a public-private partnership for international trade growth, run by the World Economic Forum, the Center for International Private Enterprise...
Vaccine equity: how the World Economic Forum, UNICEF and leading logistics companies have supported inclusive and safe distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
The blue economy is rising. Learn how innovative global businesses are working together to protect, restore and support the ocean and the blue economy.
The Forum and the city of Helsinki have developed an innovative blueprint for leveraging the power of data to proactively improve the residents' lives.
The World Economic Forum is convening stakeholders with a role to play for global cities to have a chance of reaching the net zero carbon goal by 2030.
The World Economic Forum and Rwanda are promoting the adoption of new technologies in the country to drive innovation on data policy and artificial intelligence.
The World Economic Forum is working with manufacturing companies to securely exchange data to help identify and reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing industry
The Reskilling Revolution has mobilized an impressive multistakeholder community of over 350 organizations. The Forum is working with governments, and global businesses to provide 1 billi...
A collaboration convened by the World Economic Forum has formed a global consensus for baseline IoT security measures to protect consumers.
The Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative is a global initiative to progress the discovery, testing and delivery of precision interventions for Alzheimer’s disease.
The Forum has been piloting sustainable investment facilitation in several countries to help tackle shortfalls in sustainable foreign direct investment
From building hospitals in India to providing financial resources to communities in Ghana, social innovators are making an impact around the world.
The World Economic Forum launched the first cross-sector Alliance to accelerate digital inclusion and connect critical sectors of economies.
Cybersecurity training: the Forum and its partners are reducing the global cybersecurity workforce gap through training and upskilling
The Mission Possible Partnership convenes ambitious business leaders and the finance sector with governments to design and implement supportive policy
The C4IR Network centres are building scalable models to positively pilot and integrate regulations in law and industry standards.
Nourishing our growing global population with healthy, sustainable food requires better functioning value chains and more coordinated action from all stakeholders.
The world’s first Space Sustainability Rating has been developed to reduce space debris and ensure that rapidly increasing space exploration missions launched worldwide are managed safely...
We generate 53 million metric tonnes of e-waste each year. The World Economic Forum's Circular Electronics in China project is working to change that.
Cybersecurity in aviation: Airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers must be protected. The Forum launched an initiative to improve cyber resilience.
Most digital health apps are not evidence-based. We are supporting lawmakers in developing successful policies on technology for digital mental health
The Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare welcomes its first four value-based healthcare hubs in the Netherlands, Portugal, Wales and Denmark.
Our initiative is helping supply chain decision-makers to ensure the emerging technology is used in a secure and responsible way that benefits everyone.
Responsible AI holds the promise of making organizations 40% more efficient by 2035, unlocking an estimated $14 trillion in new economic value, all while dramatically improving the lives ...
The Centre for Cybersecurity is identifying future cybersecurity risks created by next-generation technology in order to avert a possible cyber pandemic.
Eradicating systemic racism in the workplace requires new global standards for racial equity in business.
The Forum and its partners have provided countless solutions in response to COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, protecting lives and livelihoods. One year on, we revisit them
The World Economic Forum is creating innovative urban partnerships, which are helping residents find a renewed focus on their physical and mental health.
Including older workers is an untapped source for growth. People are living and working longer than ever before, with multiple generations often working side by side.
Our Climate Initiatives use the Forum platform to spur climate change action, by ensuring all stakeholders work together to meet existing commitments.
Members from different industries and over 25 countries and 250 companies representing more than 1 million employees are involved in the COVID-19 Workplace Commons: Keeping Workers Well i...
The World Economic Forum is playing a crucial role in spurring Africa’s transformation to a circular economy that delivers economic growth, jobs and positive environmental outcomes.
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), launched at the Forum, provided funding for the first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine - administered in March, 2020.
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the urgent need to shape a better world. As economies restart, there is a possibility to ensure greater societal equality and sustainability become part o...
The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Kearney, brought together senior-level executives from various industry sectors to identify the best response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The World Economic Forum is mobilizing all stakeholders to protect lives and livelihoods during the coronavirus crisis through its COVID Action Platform.
More people than ever before have access to energy globally. But how can the world be prepared for a sustainable energy transition?
The Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain initiative has released a unique proof of concept to trace emissions across the value chain using the blockchain
Our Centre for Cybersecurity and the Platform for Shaping the Future of Energy, Materials and Infrastructure have pioneered a Systems of Cyber Resilience: Electricity Initiative.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is advancing social innovation worldwide.
The WEF and the UNDP launched a new Strategic Value Framework to help businesses respond to global supply chain disruptions by significant global trends.
The World Economic Forum’s Innovation with a Purpose Platform is working with over 50 partner institutions and 1,000 leaders around the world to leverage emerging technologies to make our...
RE100 is a global corporate leadership initiative committing the world’s most influential businesses to run on 100% renewable electricity by 2050.
For societies to thrive, we need a concerted global effort to create a more sustainable and equal healthcare industry by transitioning to value-based health systems.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2002, is raising, managing and investing the world’s funds to defeat three of ...
The World Economic Forum and its Partners are finding new ways to unlock capital so vulnerable communities in fragile parts of the world can thrive
By bringing together policy-makers and experts from across the globe, the Forum has helped countries share knowledge and best practices on how to solve the global pension crisis.
Through a new partnership with the Clean Air Fund, the World Economic Forum has committed to accelerating solutions to air pollution.
The Global Alliance for Responsible Media has partnered with the World Economic Forum to improve the safety of digital environments, addressing harmful and misleading media while protecti...
The forum's Scale360° brings together global partners to fast-track 4IR impact in the circular economy by supporting bottom-up innovation.
The Tropical Forest Alliance brings stakeholders together to remove deforestation linked to production of certain commodities including palm oil and paper.
The World Economic Forum is fostering new approaches to infrastructure investment by maximizing private-sector investment in infrastructure. This is being done by connecting multilateral ...
The World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, in partnership with the UK government, has developed guidelines for more ethical and efficient government procureme...
There is growing scientific consensus that to keep the planet and its population flourishing, 30% of Earth needs to be protected by 2030.
The UHC2030 Private Sector Constituency, hosted by the Forum, has released a statement on private sector contributions towards Universal Health Coverage.
The Forum has built a global community of central banks, organizations and leading experts to identify and leverage innovations in blockchain technologies.
The Forum has been working with banks, insurance firms, technology companies, consumer groups, trade unions, central bankers, regulators, law firms and religious groups to develop global ...
The initiative, called “Global Ledger”, aims to use blockchain to achieve sustainable development.
By kickstarting the process of recycling e-waste in Nigeria, this collaboration will protect the environment and create safe employment for thousands of people.
A group of Young Global Leaders (YGLs) is working with refugees in Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp to realize their economic potential.
The World Economic Forum is partnering with governments and companies to create flexible drone regulations that allow them to be manufactured and used in various ways to help society and ...
The 100 Arab startups represent 17 countries and a range of sectors, including education, energy, environment, finance, health, media and mobility.
The World Economic Forum is taking steps to improve food security and build inclusive, healthy, efficient and sustainable food systems.
Internet for All aims to improve the lives of people currently denied the economic and social benefits of the internet.
132 million people worldwide need humanitarian assistance. The World Economic Forum has facilitated the development of guidelines for safe and efficient cash payments to crisis-affected p...
The World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network is working with governments, technology experts, NGOs and leading companies around the world to enable emerg...
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has contributed to the immunization of 760 million children and has saved more than 13 million lives.
Anticipating how pioneering technologies, innovative business models and new partnerships are transforming businesses and governments’ ability to drive economic and societal impact.The Pl...
Creating responsible models of consumption for the benefit of business and society.The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the consumption landscape by creating opportunities for...
Navigating industry disruptions, transitioning to a new normal.The Platform on Digital Economy and New Value Creation helps companies leverage technology to be agile in the face of disrup...
Enabling business, governments and society to grow sustainable economies, help to halt climate change, and create a more equitable world.A transition of energy, materials, and infrastruct...
The Platform for Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare engages stakeholders in new models of public private collaboration to identify and scale up solutions for more resilient, effi...