Forum in the News - June 6

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06 Jun 2018
2018
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Paper straws are so hot right now, there's been a run on supplies - Bloomberg

The search for eco-friendly drinking straws is forcing bars and restaurants to consider alternatives to paper including cornstarch, glass, bamboo and even hay. The piece references the Forum's 2016 New Plastics Economy report that predicted there'd be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans by 2050.

How the G7 can help future women entrepreneurs - The Globe and Mail

Ahead of the G7 Canada meeting comes a plea for a more inclusive approach to female entrepreneurs citing the Forum's 2016 prediction that 65 per cent of primary-school-aged children will take on jobs that have not yet been created.

America, Hold on to Your Allies. You’ll Need Them - New York Times.

Bonnie S. Glaser, director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, compares US President Trump's approach to trade with that of Chinese President Xi Jinping who championed globalization in Davos last year.

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