Entities

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum

Acronym
WEF
Entity Type
Link
Location
Founding Date
1971

The World Economic Forum is a non-profit organization that engages with political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. A membership-based organization, WEF strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.

  • Has roughly 700 employees
  • Founded by German academic Klaus Schwab (PhD Economics from University of Fribourg 1967)
  • Emphasis on:
    • Public-Private Partnerships
    • Stakeholders
    • Sustainability
    • Social Entrepreneurship