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The World Economic Forum has been tracking global progress on the ‘energy transition’ for a decade and has just released a special report, Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2022, looking at where things stand at this extraordinary moment in history. The transition is the move away from fossil fuels that cause the climate crisis, while ensuring …
 
Adam Tooze, history professor at Columbia University, looks forward to the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting to be held in Davos in May 2022. The podcaster and author sets out the big issues that will dominate Davos and the global agenda in the months that follow.Adam Tooze is interviewed by Jim Landale and Abhinav Chugh of the World Economic F…
 
In this special compilation episode, leaders like Al Gore, Jack Ma and more share advice for those starting out in their careers - both the tips they swear by and what they’d tell a younger version of themselves. Excerpts are taken from past episodes of Meet The Leader as well as the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and feature tips from top exe…
 
ESG is an acronym that’s on everyone’s lips in the business world. But just what do we mean by the ‘environmental, social and governance’ performance of a company, and how can we measure that in a meaningful way? Nadja Picard, Global Reporting Leader, PwC, Germany, talks us through what ESG is and how close we are to having clear ways of measuring …
 
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics kills between 1.25-5 million people every year. So why is antimicrobial resistance (AMR) not given the priority or funding that some other health problems receive? We hear from Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation which has done the first global assessment of the impact …
 
As opponents to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine seek to isolate Moscow, we ask an expert: what are sanctions, do they work, and how will the sanctions and Russia’s counter measures change the geopolitical landscape? Mikael Wigell, Research Director at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the author of, among many other publications, Geo-…
 
Pete Stavros of private equity firm KKR channeled a lifelong interest in bridging wealth gaps to found Ownership Works, a non-profit making it easier for companies to share ownership with employees. When done right, the approach can not only strengthen businesses and build engagement, it could create billions in wealth for working families.…
 
It’s boomtime for cyber criminals trying to make easy money by taking computer data hostage and demanding ransom. As online working durged during the pandemic, so did cybercrime - ransomware attacks rose 151% in 2021. The World Economic Forum’s Global Cybersecurity Outlook found there were on average 270 cyberattacks per organization that year, wit…
 
The climate summit COP26 was seen as a qualified success. As COP27, due to be held in Egypt by the end of the year, draws closer, and in the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, COP26 President Alok Sharma spoke with the head of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Nature and Climate, Gim Huay Neo, to discuss the significance of public-privat…
 
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is having big, and potentially long-lasting impacts on the global supplies of food and energy. Saad Rahim, Chief Economist at Trafigura, talks about the oil and gas markets, and David Laborde Debucquet of the International Food Policy Research Institute assesses the impact on food supplies and prices, and what policymak…
 
As war rages in Ukraine, leaders from global humanitarian agencies join a World Economic Forum Agenda Dialogue to say what they need from governments and business to tackle the crisis, and explain what the knock-on impacts will be around the world.Moderated by: Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum, Adrian Monck, Managing Director, World Ec…
 
David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee, talks to Meet The Leader about the Ukraine humanitarian crisis, how aid organizations are keeping pace with an unprecedented flow of displaced people - and how the Russian invasion must end abuses of power and an 'age of impunity.'Por World Economic Forum
 
How is Ukraine managing to keep electricity and heating supplies during the war? Government and industry chiefs address a World Economic Forum online event to explain the challenges and ask for help. As well as the supply of energy, they discussed the threat to Ukraine’s many nuclear power plants and called for ever tougher sanctions on Russian ene…
 
The former US vice president has been pushing for climate action for decades. In this interview he says we are at a ‘political tipping point’ after which polluters will no longer hold sway, but admits that greenhouse gas emissions are still growing faster than any action to cut them back to zero. This is an edited version of an interview first publ…
 
The former US vice president has been pushing for climate action for decades. In this interview he says we are at a ‘political tipping point’ after which polluters will no longer hold sway, but admits that greenhouse gas emissions are still growing faster than any action to cut them back to zero. This is an edited version of an interview first publ…
 
As the world emerges from COVID, economies are revving back to life - but so is something that many parts of the world have not seen much of for decades - inflation. So what is inflation and why has it suddenly reared up around the world? UBS Chief Economist Paul Donovan, author of The Truth About Inflation, speaks to Radio Davos.…
 
James Chen has dedicated nearly two decades to making vision care accessible and affordable. Tackling this issue hasn’t been easy, but drove home for him the importance of an entrepreneur’s mindset and domain expertise to help philanthropists like himself both reveal and back the game-changing ideas that will have the biggest impact. He talked to M…
 
Do we need a global treaty to tackle plastics pollution, similar to the one on climate change. Campaigners and a growing number of governments and businesses say we do. Ahead of a United Nations Environment Assembly which could launch talks on a plastics pact, the World Economic Forum heard from a range of experts on why we need a treaty and what i…
 
COVID-19 paralysed healthcare services around the world and meant many routine procedures were cancelled or delayed. That has taken a heavy toll on cancer patients. How big is the problem, what needs to be done to solve it, and what lessons can we draw from the pandemic to help the fight against cancer? Guests: David Fredrickson - Executive Vice-Pr…
 
In her book ‘Anthrovision: How Anthropology Can Explain Business and Life’, Gillian Tett explains how she used her anthropology training to predict global events from the 2008 financial crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand the world, she says, we need to get out of the ‘goldfish bowls’ that we all live in, and see things from other people…
 
The Nobel laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore understands the key role policy makers will play in climate action. That’s why he’s been helping to train thousands around the world through the organization he founded, the Climate Reality Project, educating grassroots leaders and empowering them with the practical skills they need to drive c…
 
Speaking live from the International Space Station, Matthias Maurer gives a fascinating glimpse of what it’s like to spend months in orbit - what kind of research he’s carrying out - and how the experience has made him care more than ever about protecting our environment.Por World Economic Forum
 
Borg is the first-ever female CEO for this European energy company - a firm committed to fossil-free living in a generation. Phasing out fossil fuels will reshape industry and lead to historic milestones and unique collaborations (such as the joint-project that developed the world’s first fossil-free steel last year). Not moving fast enough, howeve…
 
Dr Anthony Fauci and other experts tell us why Omicron might - but only might - mean we are in the end-game in the fight against COVID. Alongside him at the Davos Agenda session ‘COVID-19 - What’s Next?’ are Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedn…
 
Climate change is the number one risk we face as a species, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Report. We look at what a ‘disorderly transition’ to net-zero might look like, and also examine the new risks posed by rapidly changing technology. Guests: Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer at Zurich Insurance Group; Carolina …
 
Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley is one of the world’s most respected experts on artificial intelligence. He explains what AI is, when we might expect machines to overtake humans in every activity, and why that means we need to rethink how we design and use algorithms, and ask the deepest questions…
 
Cloud computing needs exploded after COVID-19 emerged but worker skills aren't keeping pace. In this episode, the VP of Training and Certification at Amazon Web Services discusses the sought-after digital skills workers must train for now to prepare for future needs. She explains how AWS is scaling training to millions through a range of free progr…
 
For the second year running, the pandemic was the biggest news story around the world, but 2021 was also the year of the vaccine rollout, the return of big sporting events including the Olympics, and an invasion of the US Capitol. CNN anchor Eleni Giokos joins us to look back on the year and listen in to some of the most memorable moments.…
 
This special compilation episode collects the top business and leadership books recommended by Meet The Leader guests -- people like Boston Consulting Group's CEO Rich Lesser, Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, organizational psychologist John Amaechi, IBM Research's Dario Gil, and more. These recommendations changed how their readers -- CEOS, found…
 
The Book Club podcast from the World Economic Forum brings you the world’s greatest storytellers. For the last three years, the Forum’s Book Club has engaged with some of the world’s greatest writers, allowing a community of over 200,000 readers to put their questions and share their views. The podcast features in-depth interviews with some of our …
 
Starting remote as CEO during COVID-19 meant reshaping the firm’s operations -- and building trust with thousands -- mostly over Zoom. In fact, it was more than a year before Thierry Delaporte could meet many of his teams in person thanks to travel restrictions. Delaporte talked to Meet The Leader about starting in Paris as a remote CEO and Managin…
 
In this special episode inspired by the COP26 summit, Meet The Leader compiles the habits and mindsets top leaders say we’ll need to stay on track to meet climate goals, such as: accepting imperfect compromises, forging partnerships, building leadership incentives and more. This episode includes insights from top global leaders (Barack Obama, Chris…
 
What are the breakthrough technologies that will transform our world in the next few years? Scientific American and the World Economic Forum present their annual top-ten emerging tech report. The two people who led the work -, Dean of the College of Communication at Boston University, and , Chief Innovation Officer Emeritus at IBM - talk to Radio D…
 
The main greenhouse gas causing climate change is carbon dioxide - a colourless, odourless gas that is otherwise harmless to our health. But emissions of CO2 are often accompanied by other, toxic gases. So can we tackle air pollution - which kills 7 million people a year around the world - at the same time as we fight climate change? We hear from t…
 
The destruction of the natural world is the ‘other’ global environmental crisis, but it is entwined with climate change. Global warming is the number-one cause of that destruction, and the loss of forests and other ‘carbon sinks’ is increasing the pace of climate change. At COP26, world leaders agreed to halt and reverse deforestation and land degr…
 
Jane Goodall is one of the world's best known primatologists and activists for animal welfare and the environment. The founder of the Jane Goodall Institute shares how to advocate for change and the strategies she's used over the decades to connect with compassion. She also shares a critical message about hope -- both how it propels her and how we …
 
As COP26 opens, Radio Davos hears from a journalist who has covered dozens of UN climate gatherings and has reported on how global warming is affecting the remotest corners of the world. Alister Doyle’s book The Great Melt: Accounts from the Frontline of Climate Change takes us from a dangerously melting ice sheet in the Antarctic to a town high in…
 
What is COP26, why is it important, and what should we expect? With guest co-host Gideon Lichfield, the global editor in chief of Wired, we look at the key issues at the Glasgow climate summit where world leaders need to show how we can achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and avert climate catastrophe. Includes an interview with veteran clima…
 
In this COP26 special, we look at the immense challenge of making energy carbon-neutral. As the International Energy Agency records a surge in coal use and record jump in greenhouse gas emissions, its head, Fatih Birol, tells us what he wants from the climate summit. And the CEO of UK electricity market disruptor Octopus Energy says data will be th…
 
This management consulting firm’s CEO discusses its research on disruption and how leaders can both anticipate change and better manage it, making decisions quickly and effectively. He also shares personal lessons learned from early roles, like his days working as an apprentice for his father’s boat building business. Classic people skills like lis…
 
Food accounts for one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, so how can we make it sustainable? We talk to the author of Eating to Extinction about the risks of relying on a handful of food types, and learn how restaurants could play a big role in getting us to eat our greens. Guests: Dan Saladino, author of Eating to Extinction; Michael Oshman, founde…
 
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