January 20

Analysis: Here’s How 16 Social Innovators Are Leading Change at Davos

The world is at a critical juncture as economies and livelihoods are battered by multiple overlapping crises, from war in Ukraine to climate change and the fallout of COVID-19.

Yet again, it is the most vulnerable populations that are being hit the hardest and better ways to tackle exclusion, inequality and ongoing environmental damage are urgently needed to restore trust and rebuild societal systems.

From crowdsourcing geomapped evidence to tackle deforestation in the Amazon, finding hidden talent and overcoming racial bias in the workforce in the United States, reintegrating women healthcare providers in Pakistan’s health system, mobilizing working women in the informal economy to secure livelihoods across 24 countries, the Schwab Foundation’s Social Innovators of the Year 2023 includes a list of outstanding founders, business leaders, government reformers and collective change orchestrators.

Photo courtesy of CDC Global.

Source: World Economic Forum (link opens in a new window)

climate change, COVID-19, forests, innovation, systems change