Our ImpactOur impact Improving the state of the world
Key areas of impact
- Building awareness and co-operation
- Shaping mindsets and agendas
- Driving collective action
The Forum strategy is simple and effective: bring together the most relevant leaders from all sectors of global society, and identify the best ways to address the world’s most significant challenges.
It works. For almost 50 years, the Forum has been the catalyst for global initiatives, historic shifts, industry breakthroughs, economic ideas and tens of thousands of projects and collaborations.
The Forum is improving the state of the world – find out how in each of our Impact Stories.
1. Building awareness and co-operation
The Forum creates impact by gathering leaders from business, government, international organizations, academia, civil society and youth to work together to drive positive change.
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2. Shaping mindsets and agendas
Our flagship reports, policy frameworks and strategies influence government priorities, business strategies and public opinion.
Leading multinational companies have launched a global partnership to accelerate inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
44 of the most advanced manufacturing factories in the world are lighting the way as learning beacons
The impact. Ahead of its 50th Annual Meeting in 2020, the World Economic Forum has welcomed 18 new factories to its...
Forum-led G20 Smart Cities Alliance will create the first global framework for smart city governance
The impact. Led by the World Economic Forum, the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance is the...
The impact. Cyber resilience is a challenge for organizations globally, but particularly for the electricity industry....
3. Driving collective action
Projects and collaborations started or supported by the Forum impact millions of people, from saving lives through childhood vaccination to improving the productivity of small-scale farms.
We’re helping countries revamp their drone regulations to promote innovation and safety at the same time
The World Economic Forum is partnering with governments and companies to create flexible regulations that allow drones...
The private sector steps up, pledging to train millions of youth in ASEAN to unlock the region’s digital potential
The impact. 16 leading organizations, including the world’s biggest technology companies, have partnered with the...
The impact. More people than ever before have access to energy globally. But this impressive progress on accessibility...
The impact. The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to disrupt manufacturing and supply chains, with severe...