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2010-03-17 08:00:00

CHICAGO, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today announced that Global Head of Geographies Daniel Edwards has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. One hundred and ninety-seven people have been announced in this year's list drawn from 72 countries. Asia has logged the greatest contribution to this year's...

2010-03-04 12:00:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lisa Witter, Fenton's Chief Strategy Officer, was today named one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders (YGLs) for 2010. The honor, given each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. The Forum chose this year's 197 Young Global Leaders from a pool of more than...

2010-03-03 06:05:00

LONDON, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucian Tarnowski, founder and CEO of BraveNewTalent (http://www.bravenewtalent.com), a website that connects people to employers via a social network, has been named among the Young Global Leaders for 2010 by the World Economic Forum. At the age of 26, he is the youngest YGL in Europe. The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes and acknowledges up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional...

2010-02-17 14:01:00

More than 120,000 people on six continents monitored the condition of their local water bodies ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 122,599 people worldwide visited their local streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) 2009, according to the program's Year in Review report released this week by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA). The 2009 results represent a...

2010-02-01 14:32:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Arison Investments, the business arm of the Arison Group's global portfolio of companies and philanthropic organizations, announced today that Efrat Peled, Chairman of Arison Investments, participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos. Ms. Peled attended in the dual role of company chairman and as a member of the Young Global Leaders (YGL) community and its Global Business Oath Task which advocates the adoption of a...

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2010-02-01 06:40:00

International Telecommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure proposed a treaty this weekend that would help prevent attacks on the cyber community from becoming an all out war. The risk of cyber conflicts between countries is growing every year. The attack on Google from China and attacks on Estonia have been major issues. The treaty would engage countries not to make the first cyber strike against other nations. The UN official told attendees of the World Economic Forum, "A cyber...

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2010-01-29 14:49:39

A ten billion dollar pledge has been made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to aid in the research of new vaccines that will help the world's most underprivileged countries. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced the pledge at the World Economic Forum on Friday. "We must make this the decade of vaccines," Bill Gates said in a statement. "Vaccines already save and improve millions of lives in developing countries." Having the tools necessary to modernize the vaccine industry...

2010-01-25 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO participation at top global forums increased 96% from 2007 among the top 50 world's most admired companies, according to a new analysis by global public relations firm Weber Shandwick. Underscoring this rising trend in executive visibility, other C-level executives (CMOs, CFOs, CIOs/CTOs) from these leading organizations increased their participation by 40% from 2007. World's Most Admired Companies' Top 50 CEOs...

2009-12-03 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Obopay, a leading mobile banking and payment provider, today announced it has been chosen by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer 2010 for its innovation, transformational technology, leadership and substantial long-term impact on businesses and society. Obopay is one of 26 companies from around the world to be honored with this prestigious award. In addition, Obopay is one of only 11 companies in the Information Technologies,...

2009-12-03 08:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroCHIPS, a developer of intelligent, responsive implant systems, today announced it has been named a 2010 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. The company was selected for pioneering a novel medical device platform that uses patented, responsive implants designed to bridge the gap between disease monitoring and treatment. MicroCHIPS' technologies have broad applicability, from 'rescue' applications in diabetes and cardiology, where...