World Economic Forum

2020 World Economic Forum Meeting: Welcome to the New Business Paradigm

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 9:50pm

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In January, the World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In January, the World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
  • This year, however, there was a new agenda: build a sustainability strategy for the future of business that implements the long-standing "stakeholder capitalism" missions of the World Business Academy and JUST Capital .
  • Following Business Roundtable's 2019 announcement outlining a new statement of purpose for corporations to serve all stakeholders, this meeting aimed to define stakeholder capitalism.
  • It's the biggest shift in business thinking since 1970 and poses revolutionary corollaries yet to be fully understood.

Western and USW Reach Tentative Collective Agreement

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) (Western or the Company) announced today that the Company and the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 (USW) have agreed to the terms of a tentative collective agreement.

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  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) (Western or the Company) announced today that the Company and the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 (USW) have agreed to the terms of a tentative collective agreement.
  • The tentative agreement is subject to a ratification vote by USW membership.
  • The USW bargaining committee has advised that they will be recommending that its members accept this agreement.
  • Western has a lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from eight sawmills and four remanufacturing facilities.

PanShi's Tian Ning Attends Davos Forum and Talks About RockySaaS

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 11:48am

On January 21-24, the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and Davos Forum was held in Davos, Switzerland.

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  • On January 21-24, the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and Davos Forum was held in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Tian Ning, Chairman and CEO of Panshi Group, was invited to attend the meeting.
  • Tian Ning spoke at the forum on the theme of new global economy and talked about the future of RockySaaS.
  • Tian Ning pointed out that the size of China's digital economy in 2019 is 31.3 trillion yuan, accounting for 34.8% of GDP.

Special Mediators Appointed to Resolve USW Strike

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 5:29pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) (Western or the Company) announced today that British Columbias Minister of Labour has appointed Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers as special mediators (Special Mediators) in the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 (USW) strike pursuant to section 76 of the Labour Relations Code.

Key Points: 
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) (Western or the Company) announced today that British Columbias Minister of Labour has appointed Vince Ready and Amanda Rogers as special mediators (Special Mediators) in the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 (USW) strike pursuant to section 76 of the Labour Relations Code.
  • The recommendations may be made public by the Minister of Labour within this period.
  • In response to the appointment of the Special Mediators Don Demens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western released the following statement:
    The coastal forest industry continues to face significant competitive and cost structure challenges.
  • Western has a lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from eight sawmills and four remanufacturing facilities.

University of Vermont’s Business School Ranked Among Top Nine Internationally for Social Impact

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

A new rating places the University of Vermonts Grossman School of Business among the top nine business schools internationally and top three in the U.S. for social impact.

Key Points: 
  • A new rating places the University of Vermonts Grossman School of Business among the top nine business schools internationally and top three in the U.S. for social impact.
  • The new ranking, called the Positive Impact Rating, was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
  • Were extremely proud of the Grossman School for its many achievements, including this latest, important recognition, said UVM president Suresh Garimella.
  • It is operated in close collaboration with student organizations including oikos International, Net Impact, AIESEC, SOS UK and Studenten voor Morgen.

Jefferson President and CEO Stephen Klasko Named Distinguished Fellow of World Economic Forum

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:00pm

Dr. Klasko is president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health.

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  • Dr. Klasko is president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health.
  • The World Economic Forum is an independent and impartial international organization for public-private cooperation with an objective to improve the state of the world.
  • This community plays a critical role in creating the industry landscape of tomorrow," said Anil Menon, Managing Director, World Economic Forum.
  • "I am honored to work closely with the World Economic Forum in creating an optimistic future for technology and for health," said Klasko.

Komax Systems Announces Its Trade Show Calendar For 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 1:42pm

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Komax Systems, Inc. has announced its 2020 trade show calendar where their engineers will be exhibiting and presenting.

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  • HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Komax Systems, Inc. has announced its 2020 trade show calendar where their engineers will be exhibiting and presenting.
  • Sameer of Komax Systems will be exhibiting at the WEF Pavilion at the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management May 4-8th.
  • Sameer of Komax Systems will be exhibiting at Booth #2407 at the Orange County Convention Center June 14-17th.
  • Nolan of Komax Systems will have an exhibit at Booth #1551 at the Orange County Convention Center, December 8-10th.

Christine Lagarde: How can a united Europe meet the challenges it faces today?

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:07am

SPEECHHow can a united Europe meet the challenges it faces today?Opening remarks by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, during a dinner on "Uniting Europe" at the World Economic Forum

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How can a united Europe meet the challenges it faces today?

    Opening remarks by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, during a dinner on "Uniting Europe" at the World Economic Forum

    Global Dignity Announces Dignity in the Workplace Training at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:31pm

    DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The international nonprofit Global Dignity announced the launch of its new Dignity in the Workplace initiative at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

    Key Points: 
    • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The international nonprofit Global Dignity announced the launch of its new Dignity in the Workplace initiative at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
    • Global Dignity's Dignity in the Workplace trainings support individuals, teams and leadership to understand and implement the concept of dignity - every person's inherent value - to build inclusive workplaces.
    • Global Dignity is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to uniting everyone with the belief that we all deserve to live a life of dignity.
    • Through its annual Global Dignity Day in October and year-round Dignity Workshops, Global Dignity engages 1 million young people in 80 countries each year.

    Global Dignity Announces Dignity in the Workplace Training at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:14pm

    DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The international nonprofit Global Dignity announced the launch of its new Dignity in the Workplace initiative at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

    Key Points: 
    • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The international nonprofit Global Dignity announced the launch of its new Dignity in the Workplace initiative at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
    • Global Dignity's Dignity in the Workplace trainings support individuals, teams and leadership to understand and implement the concept of dignity - every person's inherent value - to build inclusive workplaces.
    • Global Dignity is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to uniting everyone with the belief that we all deserve to live a life of dignity.
    • Through its annual Global Dignity Day in October and year-round Dignity Workshops, Global Dignity engages 1 million young people in 80 countries each year.