“WEF” Articles

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Companies reporting on employee health: gamble or good risk management?

Fifteen years ago, companies would never have believed it would become common practice for them to track and publicly report on their water use, energy efficiency, and carbon footprint. It did. Today, with sessions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on “Health is the Bottom Line” and recognition that human capital is...

Shahnaz Radjy and Derek Yach | Jan 21, 2016
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Revolutionizing Healthy Ageing

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, contends that we are living in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The first industrial revolution (c.1750) delivered mechanical production, the second (c.1900) provided mass production, and the third (c.1960) brought computers. Today, the fourth industrial revolution is ushering in ubiquitous, mobile,...

Derek Yach | Jan 20, 2016
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Longevity in the Workplace: 60 is the new 40

By Dominic Lee, Derek Yach, and Meghan Fitzgerald The ageing of the world’s population has significant implications for the workplace. For the first time in history, there will soon be more people over age 60 than under age 15 in the world. This means that existing attitudes surrounding our global workforce and efforts to attract and...

Dominic Lee, Derek Yach, and Meghan Fitzgerald | Jan 18, 2016
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A New Social Covenant

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY AND THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM GLOBAL AGENDA COUNCIL ON VALUES HAVE ARRANGED A SERIES OF EVENTS TO INVESTIGATE HOW THE CONCEPT OF A SOCIAL COVENANT CAN MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF SOCIETY. The objective of this event, taking place just outside of Cape Town and co-organized by the World Economic Forum...

Aug 29, 2014
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