Read the summary report of our six-month long journalism program on Economics and the Environment. The report collects 21 articles and six podcasts as a showcase of our young reporters’ journalistic work, including a special coverage of the World Resources Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland. Our team of professional editors and seven aspiring young reporters were based in Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, U.K. and U.S.
As automatization makes some jobs disappear, it’s also going to play a greater role in the hiring process. But with future jobs’ demands making the recruitment process harder, the machines may also have to become more human.
From December 4, the International Nature Tribunal will be in session, hearing the grievances of nature against individuals, corporations and international organizations.
A couple of years after the financial collapse of 2008, David Enrich, the award-winning Europe banking editor at The Wall Street Journal, went sifting back through his clippings from that chaotic period, looking for stories that might have anticipated it.
One could argue that nowadays there is not much disagreement among schools on how modern economics should work, but historical evidence shows the opposite.
How does a well-resourced, democratic and environmentally conscious country like Switzerland address the “Future of Urban Mobility”?
No longer simple online diaries, blogs offer a platform for women to find their voices as experts and opinion-makers. LONDON, U.K—The media environment is mostly male-dominated. News is written by men and about men, and female journalists, experts and sources remain underrepresented. Data show how media organizations—in the U.K. and the Western world generally—perpetrate a systematic marginalization of women, and an increasing number of them have turned to the digital sphere to claim a public space through personal channels, social media and blogs. Blogging has often been praised for validating female voices, allowing them unprecedented freedom to publish original and unfiltered content, regardless of mainstream agendas and focuses.
People have been producing organic food and using organic ways of farming for thousands of years. But the arrival of synthetic fertilizers and agrichemicals during World War II opened a path for heavy mechanization and chemically dependent farming methods so large in scale that they overshadowed centuries of organic-production practices.
Surreal markets at the WEF
During the World Economic Forum’s 2011 annual meeting, the tiny Swiss town of Davos, with just over 11,000 inhabitants, had 31,200 overnight stays. In general, local Davosers are supportive of this—who wouldn’t be, if you can get paid up to $33,000 a week for renting out your apartment?
On Jan. 22, the World Economic Forum announced the launch of its Forum Academy. The idea is to put the WEF’s huge network of industry leaders and opinion-makers at the disposal of a global audience.
“Previously, it has been a get-together of businessmen. Today, it is a PR event.”
Moscow just hosted its very first social innovation conference. Held between Stalin’s gothic skyscrapers and the city’s brand new financial district, where they’re throwing up twisted glass towers three at-a-time, the organisers did well for symbolism.