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Based in Davos, Switzerland, and incorporated as a nonprofit foundation in 1971, the motto of the World Economic Forum is “entrepreneurship in the global public interest.” Seeking to develop a next-generation regime in which values are as important a basis as rules, it links social development and economic progress as essential to sustainability. In the process, since the beginning of this millennium, the forum has found it necessary to integrate religious perspectives into governance agendas.

Faith communities are now integrated into the structures through the Global Agenda Council on Faith as well as through the Community of Global Religious Leaders and the Benchmarking Series. In doing so, the forum provides a basis to consider religion in association with conventional economic matters such as industry and politics. ...

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