Events

  • Transforming Cities »

    Cities are hotbeds of innovation and opportunity—and rife with problems. As the global population tilts further toward cities, stretched plumbing, power and road networks fall short. Epidemics, blackouts, clogged roadways, polluted skies and unrest often follow. The “Transforming Cities” event sought to identify enduring urban solutions.
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  • Revaluing Ecosystems »

    Ecosystems give us many benefits—trees store carbon, wetlands filter pollutants, reefs are nurseries for fish. The “Revaluing Ecosystems” event brought together experts to explore innovative solutions to fairly value and protect our natural ecosystems.
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  • Advancing Health / Planetary Health »

    Despite many medical breakthroughs, health problems persist globally. Causes vary, from food insecurity to poor nutrition to aging to disease. “Advancing Health” seeks to identify innovative approaches that can be tapped by individuals, communities and governments to improve health, in the areas of agriculture, waste management, clean water and resilient healthcare systems.
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  • Securing Livelihoods »

    Globalization and micro-financing have boosted prosperity globally. But though outsourcing has improved lives in previously impoverished countries, informal and underpaid work persists as joblessness and wealth gaps grow in wealthier countries. “Securing livelihoods” brings together experts to help spur employment and small business creation, safety nets and broader economic inclusion.
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