The Common Good in the Digital Age

Ms Paula Schwarz


The World Data-Economic Forum, Fondatrice & Admin
Germany, Berlin


Paula Schwarz is the Fondatrice of the World Data-Economic Forum. The WDF provides transparency for corporates, states and business leaders in regards to their progress on the SDG's and on their transparency.


WDF has created own metrics and tools to help the people move from a need for 'economic functionality‘ to their right as individual, beautiful and free parts of a collective society in which they can trust each other. 


WDF works in close partnership with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN, Paris), the Global Sustainable Index Institute Foundation (UNGSII, Vienna), the World Bank, UN Academic Impact and other research driven institutions eager to fast track the implementation of the Global Goals.


Before setting up the World Data-Economic Forum, Paula Schwarz co-founded the Refugee First Response Center (2015 ongoing) as well as the Pythagoras Academy together with Cisco, the local governments in Greece and Turkey enabling migrants to keep their dignity and improve their skillsets while having lost their fundament. 


Since then she works close with scholars like Prof. von Müller LMU Munich developing efficient e-diagnosis and e-learning platforms in the field of SDG3 Health, combining SDG 8&9 Decent Work and Economic Growth and Innovation and SDG 10 reducing Inequalities. 


After completing her studies on Political Science at the FU Berlin 2009, Paula was hired by Bayer Foundation to accelerate their Innovation hub 2010 onwards. 2016 she graduated with a postgrad degree from Stanford in Investment Management. 2019 Capital awarded her for the second time with the “40 under 40”. Among other functions she serves on the board or the German industry connecting culture and Business (Kulturkreis des BDI).