With grassroots knowledge, a global perspective, and ambition to change the world, Shapers are confronting the most pressing issues of our time. Explore their impact.
Areas of impact
Arts & Culture
Arts & culture are fundamental to a healthy society, helping people interpret the world and each other.
Cities & Urbanization
Smart and sustainable solutions enhance the liveability and efficiency of cities.
In our increasingly knowledge-based society, Shapers are pushing innovation for education equality.
Entrepreneurship is arguably the most fundamental driver of economic value creation in societies.
Fourth Industrial Revolution
New technologies are merging the physical and digital worlds in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril.
Despite strong achievements, progress is still slow to realize the full potential of one half of humanity.
The future of global health requires integration of public- and private-sector innovations to address traditional and emerging challenges.
Emigration and immigration provide states, societies and migrants with tremendous opportunities.
Shaping My City's Future
What will it take to build cities of the future in which everyone can live and thrive?
Governments, organizations and individuals are addressing pressing global issues together through the SDGs.
Some values are universal, transcending national boundaries and enhancing the collective human experience.
Shapers recognize and are addressing water scarcity as one of the fastest-growing social, political and economic challenges of our time.