Nicole Schwab is Co-Director for Nature-Based Solutions and 1t.org at the World Economic Forum. With a scientific and public policy background, she started her career working on health policy in the Andes for the Government of Bolivia and the World Bank, before returning to Europe to become Founding Director of the Forum of Young Global Leaders – which she currently chairs. In 2009, she co-founded EDGE Certified Foundation, a business certification standard for gender equality in the workplace . She served as a consultant to non-profit organizations at the intersection of environment and gender. Her writing includes an award-winning novel, The Heart of the Labyrinth.