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Last week the World Economic Forum, a prestigious network of business, government, and intellectual leaders, held a meeting for existing members and “new champions”—businesses that are up and coming, challenging the status quo and driving their sector forward. PATH president Christopher J. Elias, MD, MPH, was among them, participating as an expert panelist.

Held in Dalian, China, the meeting was the first for the new champions and an addition to the summit the Forum holds annually in Davos, Switzerland. More than 1,700 business and government leaders from 90 countries attended.

Dr. Elias was a panelist for a session titled, “Philanthropreneurship: Toward Entrepreneur-led Philanthropy.” He discussed the growing community of entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing traditional philanthropy by drawing on business experience to achieve results. Other panelists included Matthew Bishop, New York bureau chief of The Economist; Nick Moon, co-founder and managing director of KickStart International; and Rory Steer, executive chairman of Freeplay Energy Plc.

Learn more about how PATH draws on business experience to achieve results.

Find out more about the inaugural meeting of the New Champions.

Posted September 10, 2007.