How do we solve the world’s biggest challenges? From climate change to inequality; the rise of big tech and rapid changes in how we live and work. Radio Davos talks to the people who have the ideas, the passion and the power to make change happen in a way that benefits all of us.
The world can recover from COVID-19, but can we seize this opportunity to make it a greener, fairer and smarter place? This podcast from the World Economic Forum follows the progress of the Great Reset - as stakeholders from business, government and society seek to change how the world works, putting people and planet at the heart of everything we do
A Glimpse into the Future is a podcast series by The World Economic Forum that gives you access to insights from some of the world’s top experts. Every week, a distinguished member of the Global Future Councils explores how breakthrough technologies and innovative ideas could help us shape our future.
We take a preview of the Sustainable Development Impact Summit where business leaders will start to set out their stalls for the climate conference in November.
The president of the European Central Bank, ranked the world’s second most powerful woman by Forbes, chats with World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab about what the world needs to do to fully recover from the pandemic; the role of finance in fighting climate change; and why cryptocurrencies aren’t actually currencies at a…
COVID has presented huge challenges to healthcare, education and poverty reduction in India. We speak to the ‘social entrepreneurs’ working in the community to help people survive the pandemic.
As many in the northern hemisphere head to the beach, we dispel the 'Jaws' myths and find out why sharks are vital to the ocean and the planet. And Dutch musician Don Diablo drops a summer hit that will help re-forest parts of Africa. With: Andy Cornish, Global Shark & Ray Conservation Programme Leader at WWF Don Diablo, musician Wessel van Eeden, …
Racist reactions at Euro 2020, possible protests at the Tokyo Games, in this episode we ask whether sport unites us, or reveals the deepest and darkest divisions in society. Interviews: Business psychologist John Amaechi; sociology professor and author on racism and sport, Lori L. Martin; Olympic and Tour de France cyclist Nic Dlamini…
‘Doomscrolling’ - getting lost in a social media rabbit hole of bad news - became a thing during the pandemic. We talk to a psychologist about what it is and how to beat it, and we learn how to get the rest we need, that sleep cannot deliver.
On just one day in May, two US oil majors suffered a rebellion by shareholders who demanded action on climate change and a Dutch court ordered Shell to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. But was it a one-off, or are we seeing the battle for climate action move increasingly to the courts? And as some governments seek to embed the price of carbon into…
The World Economic Forum has a new podcast - Agenda Dialogues, bringing you the audio from top-level discussions on the world’s biggest issues, hosted by Forum President Borge Brende. In this Radio Davos episode we dip into three upcoming Dialogues podcasts on climate change, trade, and health.
There are more forcibly displaced people than ever - 82 million - despite the pandemic making it harder to flee across borders. On World Refugee Day, Radio Davos speaks to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and to Victor Ochen, who grew up in a conflict zone in northern Uganda and has used his experience as a displaced person to help…
Millions of jobs may never return; gender equality has been set back; and work from home is here to stay: Journalist and podcaster Ashley Milne-Tyte talks us through some of the most striking insights from the Jobs Reset Summit.
Marine biologist and the head of the world’s largest research and expedition ship, Nina Jensen, joins us to look at highlights from the recent Virtual Ocean Dialogues and Climate Breakthroughs events, with US climate envoy John Kerry.
Are your children’s toys smarter than you? Two judges at the inaugural Smart Toy Awards, musician will.i.am and UC Berkeley Professor Ron Dahl, an expert on childhood development, talk about their hopes and fears over ‘intelligent’ toys.
As a preview of the Jobs Reset Summit, Bloomberg TV’s Francine Lacqua joins us to look at the changing world of work and what might be the jobs of the future.
When hackers shut down a pipeline dubbed the US ‘infrastructure jugular’ demanding millions of dollars, the world woke up to the threat of ransomware. Experts from the Centre for Cybersecurity explain what’s at stake and we speak to the head of US Homeland Security.
‘Corporate wellness’ is big business, but can it really help tackle the huge challenges of mental health? We hear from the Wellcome Trust’s Director of Mental Health, Professor Miranda Wolpert, and health advocate Grace Gatera.
The co-founder of Wikipedia - the world’s fifth most popular website - had a Q&A with entrepreneurs from the World Economic Forum’s UpLink programme. His key word of advice: don’t be scared to try.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to lead a huge company, Linda Lacina has the answers. In her podcast, Meet the Leader, she chats with a senior figure - usually a CEO - of a big organisation to find out what makes them tick and to get tips we might all learn from. This episode features the chief executive of telecoms group Verizon, Hans Vestb…
For 10 years the World Economic Forum has tracked the world’s progress on getting better, cleaner energy for all. We look at the latest findings and ask how we can achieve climate change goals.
Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried joins Robin Pomeroy for a look at some of the best moments of GTGS, featuring the CEOs of YouTube, Salesforce, government ministers from France and Singapore and predictions from full-time futurologists.
Nikkei journalist Hiroyuki Nishimura joins Robin Pomeroy for a look at the World Economic Forum’s tech summit, hosted by Japan - an event bringing together more than 50 governments and 600 companies to look at the promises and pitfalls of the technologies rapidly changing all our lives.
The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report 2021 gives a worrying indication of the impact that the COVID pandemic has has on gender inequality. Radio Davos hears from Forum Managing Director Saadia Zahidi and LinkedIn head of public policy Sue Duke.
Hollywood star Matt Damon is a leading figure in efforts to get clean water and sanitation to the poorest people in the world. Damon and co-founder of charty Water.Org Gary White tell us why water is fundamental to tackling global inequality.
How do you turn that great idea for making the world a better place into reality? We hear from four innovators who are working with the Forum's UpLink platform to tackle the biggest challenges facing the planet.
As the world starts to move out of lockdown, we are relaunching World Vs Virus under a new name: Radio Davos. As well as the pandemic, we’ll cover all the biggest global issues: climate change, technology, equality, education and the world of work, bringing you interviews with the people who have the ideas, the passion and the ability to make chang…
As rich nations rush to secure millions of doses, how will poorer countries fare? We hear from the head of COVAX, the global initiative to get COVID vaccines out to all. Plus: how can we counter vaccine-scepticism.
What do you get if you bring together two dozen heads of state, 56O leaders of the world’s biggest companies, scientists, campaigners and academics from around the world? We listen back on some of the highlights from the Davos Agenda Week.
Iron Man Robert Downey Jr explains why he’s now a green venture capitalist, and what we should say to climate change deniers. Ravi Velloor, associate editor of The Straits Times joins us to look ahead to the action on the final day of the Davos Agenda. Plus: Forum President Borge Brende on resetting geopolitics.…
Alyson Shontel of Business Insider joins us to look ahead to Day 4 of the Davos Agenda and we discuss the dangers of a possible ‘cyber pandemic’ with the head of the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Plus an interview with naturalist Jane Goodall.
Ryan Heath, Senior Editor at POLITICO, joins us to look ahead at a day focusing on the environment when John Kerry, US President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, is due to speak. We also interview Mark Carney, the former central banker who is finding ways to make big finance combat climate change.
Gillian Tett of Financial Times joins us to discuss the main themes of the Davos Agenda on Day 2: industry transformation, growth and stakeholder capitalism. And we hear a message from climate campaigner Greta Thunberg.
Rachana Shanbhogue of The Economist helps us look ahead to the first day of the Davos Agenda week where COVID-19 is in focus. And we hear interviews with architect Sir David Adjaye and photographer Sebastião Salgado, winners of this year’s Crystal Awards.
Radio Davos is reporting daily from the Davos Agenda week - five days of top-level discussions with leaders from business, government, academia and science seeking solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Journalists from around the world talk us through the main themes and we hear from the people making change happen.…
Seafarers are among the forgotten victims of the pandemic - thousands have been stranded at sea for months as ports around the world refuse to let them land. We hear from two ship’s captains about the human impact.
2020 was the year of coronavirus, but also the year of Donald Trump, of Black Lives Matter and of Brexit. CNN correspondent Eleni Giokos joins Robin Pomeroy for a look back on a year that was unforgettable, often for the wrong reasons.
What are the biggest advances in science and technology today that might transform the way we all live, work, and confront the world’s biggest challenges, in the next 3-5 years? Find out in this podcast from Scientific American and the World Economic Forum
Despite global calls to ‘build back better’, COVID-19 has widened inequalities and created greater instability for the most vulnerable. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz joins the head of UNICEF and three vaccine manufacturers to discuss what needs to be done to change that.
Misinformation about COVID-19 has spread as fast as the virus itself. So is there a cure? UN communications chief Melissa Fleming and journalism entrepreneur Mark Little have some answers.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and former US Secretary of State John Kerry join the discussion on impact COVID-19 has had on public confidence in the ability of leaders and institutions to prepare for unexpected risks. What new forms of cooperation, bold ideas and reforms are needed for business, policy-makers and civil society to bui…
European Central Bank Christine Lagarde is among the speakers at the World Economic Forum’s Pioneers of Change summit looking at the innovations we need to make the world a better place.
COVID caused people to snub or even flee cities and the New York Post even suggested “NYC is dead forever”. Two experts tell World Vs Virus why cities will survive but will be changed forever.
As much of Europe returns to lockdown, we listen again to author, podcaster and psychologist Adam Grant on how to survive - and even thrive. This interview was first posted in episode 5.
As the United States grapples with the global economic and health crisis, how can its foreign policy help shape the global recovery? How can it deploy its resources to serve the global good? A special panel of experts weighs in from the World Economic Forum’s U.S. Global Future Council: Daniel Drezner, Tufts University; Danielle Pletka, American En…
This episode is the audio from the latest Great Reset Dialogue, a discussion on how best to use advanced technologies such as machine learning and robotics, with Colombian President Ivan Duque, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The session is introduced by the World Economic Forum’s Head of Public and Soci…
We might be ‘all in this together’ but COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on women and minorities. This episode includes highlights from the Jobs Reset Summit and an interview with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of the UN agency working for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.…
COVID-19 has added to the threat to jobs already imposed by changing technology. How can we get the new skills needed to cope? On Day 3 we have highlights of the Jobs Reset Summit so far and an interview with an inspirational teacher on the things we really need to teach in school.
Are workers and wages a cost that companies should cut back as much as possible, or are they all organisations’ most valuable asset worthy of greater investment? On Day 2 we have highlights of the Jobs Reset Summit so far and an interview that looks into that very question.
As COVID bites, one in two of us fear losing our job in the next 12 months. The World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit will seek ways for a brighter world of work, Forum Managing Director Saadia Zahidi explains.
An increasing number of companies claim to be serving the interests of society and the environment as well as making money for their owners. But how can we make sure this actually happens? ‘Impact investors’ Michael O'Leary and Warren Valdmanis, authors of the book ‘Accountable’ tell us.
Almost four years since Donald Trump announced ‘America First’, is the world a more divided place. Did COVID bring us together for a common purpose, or further accelerate nationalism and populism. A panel of experts from the US, China, India and UK discuss ‘revitalizing global partnership’.
The makers of Sesame Street talk about the pandemic’s huge impact on young children and how to improve education in a post-COVID world.