Trade and Investment

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Ensuring that trade benefits people and the planet.

Did you know? Trade accounts for over 50% of global GDP

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Understanding the WTO Ministerial Meeting: What just happened and what’s next?

The 164-member World Trade Organization met for the first time in 5 years. Here's what was agreed upon at WTO Ministerial Conference 2022 - and what to expect.

How trade facilitation can support supply chain diversity in a post-pandemic world
Delivering a Climate Trade Agenda: Industry Insights

For this report, the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Clifford Chance, interviewed representatives from more than 30 companies to better understand how trade can support climate action.

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Digital Trade

This effort seeks to harness digital trade in services, one of the most dynamic sectors in the global economy, to aid the global economic recovery.

Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

This is a public-private partnership dedicated to reducing the time and cost required to conduct trade, and to removing obstacles to the global supply chain.

Global Investment Policy and Practice

This initiative brings together business and government to address investment challenges and unlock their potential, informed by experts, experience and evidence.


Crowdsource Innovation

Riverrecycle Oy

RiverRecycle aims to stop ocean plastic pollution by implementing financially sustainable plastic waste collection and recycling solutions.

Karma Trade

Karma Trade invented a digital swap system based on our currency Karma, empowering secondhand stores to become local circular economies for post-consumer goods.


Koltiva is an end-to-end software-as-a-service solutions company that makes agri-tech supply chains sustainable, reliable, and transparent.

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