Millennials, Social Entrepreneurs and Young Leaders take Centre Stage at the 47th Annual Meeting in Davos

Monday, January 9, 2017

Geneva, Switzerland, 5 January 2017 – The World Economic Forum is bringing more than 200 millennials, social entrepreneurs and young leaders under the age of 40 to the Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters to share views on the meeting theme Responsive and Responsible Leadership. They are members of three foundations operating under the World Economic Forum’s umbrella: the Young Global Leaders, the Global Shapers and the Schwab Foundations for Social Entrepreneurship.

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has invited 26 leading social entrepreneurs to Davos-Klosters to highlight the need to better service and support communities that are on the margin of society. Social entrepreneurs are advancing new models of sustainable social innovation. With capitalism in its current form under scrutiny, social entrepreneurs’ use of cutting-edge market analysis and management to achieve social good can provide a much-needed impulse for long-term thinking and business practices.

The community will be represented, for example, by Yasmina Filali, whose Fondation Orient- Occident provides job training and social support to refugees in Morocco or Jordan Kassalow of Vision Spring, who has provided 2,750,000 pairs of eyeglasses to the poorest populations in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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

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