Fondatrice in Vienna, Austria
Paula Schwarz is the foundatrice of the World Datanomics Forum (2019). The WDF provides transparency for both corporates as well as business leaders in regards to their progress on SDG8 Decent Work, SDG9 Innovation and SDG 12 Responsible Production and Consumption. 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 UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN, Paris), the Global Sustainable Index Institute Foundation (UNGSII, Vienna), UN Academic Impact and other research driven institutions eager to fast track the implementation of the Global Goals.
Before setting up WDF, Paula 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).