The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting was held from January 21-24 in Davos, Switzerland this year.
Started back in 1971, the inaugural WEF brought business leaders together to address issues facing their industries.
Today, the premise behind WEF has evolved to bring together a cross section of global business, political and social leaders, with the aim to address issues impacting the world through public-private collaboration.
If you feel like it passed you by, we have collated five of our favourite articles to bring you up speed:
- “Business leaders have increasingly come to recognise that corporations are both social and economic entities”. Indeed. More on this in ‘Why businesses can’t shut its eyes to global challenges’.
- “We can be motivated by power and achievement, by consumption and wanting; but we are also motivated just as deeply by care and systems of affiliation”- Tanya Singer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, on ‘how to build a caring economy’.
- “Never, in our corporate social responsibility programmes, have we experienced anything so powerful.” What was it? ‘The power of empathy, or why CEOs should break rocks’ will reveal all.
- Does corporate social responsibility improve the value of a company? Alex Edmans, professor of finance at the London School of Business, explores this in ‘Why happier workers matter more than you think’
- And a requisite dose of inspiration: “Social media has created a historical shift from the historically powerful to the historically powerless. Now everyone has a voice” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, plus 26 other inspirational quotes.
Talk to Benojo about how your business can create change through its CSR programme.