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The annual World Social Forum is the centerpiece of an international process focused on finding an alternative path for globalization based on peace, sustainability, and solidarity. The idea for WSF came to founder Oded Grajew in response to the misplaced priorities he saw holding sway at the World Economic Forum in Davos each year. In this audio lecture, Grajew describes the early planning and growth of WSF, and explains the core ideals that have led to positive changes and strengthened his belief that another world is possible.
Building on early experiences as a successful Brazilian toy manufacturer, Oded Grajew founded the Ethos Institute, a Brazilian organization that champions corporate social responsibility. He also is the founder of the annual World Social Forum, the citizen sector alternative to the World Economic Forum that meets in Davos, Switzerland.