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One of the pre-eminent goals of economic sustainability is improving gender equality. In many developing nations, women are still underrepresented in positions of power. They continue to receive unequal pay for equal work and are quite often targets of sexual and physical abuse. Women-owned enterprises face economic and legal disadvantages and continue to struggle for opportunities.
Fortunately, Canada is forecast to see a decline in unemployment.
Trudeau will attend the World Economic Forum, which brings together the world's most powerful and influential political and business leaders, celebrities and activists.
Today is the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Jan 22-25). Many surveys and analysis will be presented at the Forum and side events outlining the problems and solutions the world and nations face. Here are some points of view that you will NOT likely hear coming out of WEF.
Although Canada's global competitive ranking remains unchanged from last year, the country is languishing behind in innovation due to too little being spent on research and development, says a Confere...
I am in Davos at the World Economic Forum (WEF) where the top issues that world leaders must address are: unstable global economy, eurozone fragility; and financial system instability. Climate change only ranks as the 7th issue. To me, it's like a group of business leaders and "experts" on the sinking Titanic discussing the fragility of champagne sales. I am deeply concerned about the Alice-in-Wonderland perception of the environment's big picture.
OTTAWA - Canada has slipped two notches to 14th place in an annual ranking of global economic competitiveness by the World Economic Forum.While the survey finds Canada benefits from highly efficient m...
"Severe income disparity" is the most likely risk facing business and political leaders according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risk 2012 Report. This finding really caught me by surprise. So while the Occupy movement isn't anywhere on the agenda, here at Davos, its impact has been very much felt.
DAVOS, Switzerland - Some of the world's top CEOs are admitting that capitalism is worsening inequalities, but they say it's better than any alternative.The defensive salvos by chief executives kicked...
DAVOS, Switzerland - An igloo protest camp sprouting up amid $500-a-night hotels and security cordons at the Swiss resort of Davos seems to serve a warning to the world's rich and powerful gathering h...
Canada is no longer among the world's Top 10 most competitive countries. In the Global Competitiveness Report released Wednesday by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Canada's ranking slipped to 12th ov...