Davos

Manufacturing a revolution

Lucy Chamberlin  |  2 February 2016

The rapid advancement of technology in all areas of life and work is set to destabilise everything from our patterns of consumption and ownership to the ways in which we govern and regulate ourselves. Whether we are now facing the fourth or fifth industrial revolution, as was under discussion at Davos last month, and discussed …

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Look to Davos for partners for a new kind of growth

Stephen Kinnock MP  |  22 January 2016

I worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva from January 2009 until 2012, and I will never forget the febrile mood of my first Davos in January 2009, just a few months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. I don’t mean the personal sense of ‘new kid on the block’ trepidation that I was experiencing, …

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Britain cannot afford to be complacent

Angela Eagle MP  |  22 January 2016

As David Cameron arrives at Davos this week for the World Economic Forum he should spend less time rubbing shoulders with celebrities at star-studded parties and give the martinis a miss to focus on another cocktail – what George Osborne has himself suddenly described as the ‘cocktail of threats’ facing Britain. Both Cameron and Osborne …

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The business strategy for sustainable development

Carina Larsfälten  |  22 January 2016

This week in Davos, some 2,500 of the most influential leaders have come together to discuss global megatrends and their impact on business and society. Against the backdrop of last year’s agreements on the sustainable development goals and climate, it is not surprising that most of the discussions focus on how to now make this happen. The …

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Rules to share

Brhmie Balaram  |  22 January 2016

The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is upon us, with all the challenges that that brings for the way we live, consume and do business – so the argument runs at this year’s World Economic Forum at Davos currently taking place. Interacting with this is the shift towards the ‘sharing economy’ – also an area of great and …

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Labour, social enterprise and B Corps 

Tom McNeil  |  22 January 2016

This week the World Economic Forum in Davos hosts more than 1,000 chief executives and company chairs, and more 40 world leaders to discuss the future of global business and economics. It is at events like this that Labour should take the opportunity to endorse the exciting concept of social enterprise. The Labour party needs …

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A dynamic economy encourages innovation across our society

Stephen Beer  |  22 January 2016

Delegates at the World Economic Forum this week will be talking about the implications of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The claim is that this revolution is characterised by the combination of different technologies, linking the physical, digital, and biological worlds. Could a future Labour party conference consider the implications of this development for Labour policy? …

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We need innovations that empower billions

Adam Lent  |  22 January 2016

The World Economic Forum’s assertion that we are living through an era of unprecedentedly profound technological change is meant to pose one very big question to the world: how can we secure all the benefits of this mammoth shift while avoiding the troubling downsides? Put another way, what measures must we take to ensure that …

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Tunisia needs political as well as economic support

Denis MacShane MP  |  1 June 2011

The G8 has produced galleons of money for Tunisia but the country needs political more than economic support. European, African and US development banks have all offered soft loans and debt write-offs - the west's response to upheavals like the Arab Spring is to reach for the chequebook.

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