World Economic Forum
The surprising truth about fighting obesity
"The evidence from behavioural science shows that childhood obesity is a normal response to abnormal environments."
Women grow 70% of Africa's food. But have few rights over the land they tend
Women make up nearly half of all smallholder farmers, yet they own less than 20% of the world's land. It's time to help the hands that feed us.
3 ways AI could threaten our world, and what we need to do to stay safe
The 'Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence' report argues that in the wrong hands, AI could be exploited by rogue states, terrorists and criminals.
Over 29 million WhatsApp messages sent in 60 seconds on average in 2017
A lot happens on the internet in 60 seconds. Here we look at the staggering number of messages, pictures and emails shared across the web and social media every minute.
Here's what's still holding working women back in 2018
If almost half of all the world’s women are now in employment, according to the latest edition of the Global Gender Gap Report, why are only 31% leading their field?
What you need to know about global arms sales in 6 charts
The volume of international sales of major weapons between 2013–17 was 10% higher than in the previous five years, according to research.
Cape Town's drought is causing economy to dry up too
Moody’s said in a report that one of the most direct impacts would be on Cape Town’s operating revenues as 10% of them are from water charges.
3 things women need to succeed in their career – according to women
Over 3,600 women around the world from employers representing 27 different industry sectors shared their views on their career experiences and aspirations.
The surprising truth behind the world's electric cars
The BNEF says electric vehicles were 39% cleaner on average than using internal combustion engines in 2016.
Why America is stuck in its own dream
Stefanie Stantcheva, professor of economics at Harvard University, looks at inequality and opportunity in the United States.
These renewable superpowers control the future of energy
The countries which dominate the production of fossil fuels will mostly be familiar.
Here's why anticipating something might make you happier than the actual event
Anticipation, savouring the wait, developing the potential of a forthcoming event like this sits within an area of research collectively known as 'the psychology of happiness'.
Three benefits of electric vehicles, and how to unlock them
Across regions, cities are experimenting with ways to improve air quality, reduce congestion and provide clean, reliable and affordable energy to their growing populations.
Which of tomorrow’s jobs are you most qualified for?
To help prepare the future workforce, a new report by the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group analysed 50 million online job postings from the United States.
The uniquely unifying power of sports, and why it matters
In the opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we saw again the power of sport, when athletes from North and South Korea marched together.
How populism is poisoning the global liberal order
Populists appeal to "true" citizens to reclaim their homeland, through border walls and trade protectionism.
Why the answer to water insecurity is working together
New technologies, financing mechanisms, delivery models, voluntary standards and policy and regulatory innovations will be required to address the growing gap.
To play is to learn. Time to step back and let kids be kids
Play is crucial to building skills – and yet children have less and less time for it in the modern world.