It is set to be a critical year for the world’s commercial aviation sector. By the end of 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency, will endorse a global standard for CO² that all new aircraft will have to meet.
Long-established financial institutions are working hard to support financial inclusion and to increase their funding of socially and environmentally positive projects.
In many African countries, more people now use a mobile money account than a bank account. Many of them will be customers of Vodafone’s pioneering M-Pesa service.
At Davos this year, politicians and policymakers are debating the next stage in the integration of international trade, with giant regional free trade agreements set to transform global flows of goods and services.
At the same time as it increases its global exports, Italy is also attracting ever higher levels of foreign investment, especially from companies in developing countries which are looking to secure a foothold in more stable economies.
In the face of an extended slump in prices for metals and minerals, the largest mining companies are maintaining their investments supporting the communities affected by their operations.
For WEF participants gathering in the glittering conference halls of Davos it may be hard to imagine, but over one billion people around the world still do not have access to electric light.
Alongside the global banks, newer players in the financial sector are delivering innovative financing mechanisms for environmental investments.
In Germany, one in every four EV sold in the last two years has been a BMW i3, and the model is the third most popular EV in the world.
Mark Elliot, Division President: "Done right, mobile money can bring the banked world to the unbanked in ways that are useful in their daily lives."