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Four ways we can fix economics in 2019
How can we ensure new technologies help us to flourish as people and as economies, rather than sowing division and discontent? Saadia Zahidi weighs in.
10 predictions for the global economy in 2019
One major risk in the coming year is the sharp drop-off in world trade growth, which fell from over 5% at the beginning of 2018 to nearly zero at the end.
Ten reasons to be optimistic in 2019
Some of these opportunities have been made possible by the World Economic Forum’s platform for public-private cooperation.
Do emoji have a place in serious conversation?
An emoji's message may be dependent on one's culture and what an image, object, or expression means in that particular place and at that particular time.
Why the British Royal family dropped its stiff upper lip
While the 'stiff upper lip' may be as British as fish and chips, the younger generation of the Royal family are taking a different approach.
[ANALYSIS] 5 reasons why South Africa still hasn’t won LGBTQ+ equality
Rivonia Pillay says there lies a stark contrast between the written policies dealing with LGBTQ+ rights and lived experiences.
Finland has a new eco-fashion line – clothes made from trees
At a reception to mark the country’s Independence Day, the first lady of Finland wore a sustainable evening gown made from Finnish birch trees.
The 10 best countries to be a woman
This year, five new countries have been included - the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Oman, Sierra Leone, and Togo - bringing the total up to 149.
Do men and women really have different leadership styles?
Greater female leadership is often associated with gains on issues like health, sexual violence, gender gaps in employment and financial inclusion.
Three alternative visions for the future of work
Workforce transformation, not workforce displacement, is key to understanding how robots and artificial intelligence will affect tomorrow’s jobs, writes Renee McGowan.
How Australia cut plastic bag circulation by 80%
Plastic bag bans have been at the forefront of a movement against single-use plastic because they are - more often than not - not easily recycled.
Study: Increased levels of carbon dioxide could reduce brainpower
Higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could affect concentration, memory and decision-making abilities, new research suggests.
This is the world’s greenest football club
A small English football club has been recognised by the UN for being the first carbon-neutral team in the world. Here’s how it did it...
How GDP distorts our view on what is important
GDP is not a good measure of well-being, according to a report by the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress.
Hiring more female leaders is good for profits. Here’s the evidence
Companies with leadership that invest in diversity and cascade the messages to management are among the most successful.
Three big problems to fix in 2019
The first big task confronting many countries is to re-couple overall economic progress with gains in living standards.
How do we really feel about women leaders?
The right to leadership is a key factor in the journey to true equality between women and men.
Here are 15 sci-fi books that actually predicted the future
Inspired by this infographic of seemingly precognitive sci-fi books, we've assembled a list of the books that predicted the future.