If the casual observer looks hard enough at all the corporate titans and top public officials assembled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it's entirely possible to spot an opera star.
CNBC did recently, catching up with Andrea Bocelli in the Swiss Alps, where the Italian tenor accepted his latest award. However, it wasn't for his vocals, but rather his charity work.
The Forum honored the singer with its Crystal Award for his charitable efforts with his eponymous organization, Andrea Bocelli Foundation.
"In one word, what my foundation would like to do is help," Bocelli said in an interview with "On The Money."
Bocelli founded his grant-making charity in 2011 with two distinct missions: Fighting poverty around the world, and funding medical research to help people "overcome barriers caused by illness, discomfort or disability."
Bocelli told CNBC that his organization was currently working in Haiti, where grinding poverty and poor conditions have left the population "desperate."
Residents of the island nation are still struggling to recover five years after Haiti's devastating natural disaster. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and left more than one million homeless when it struck on Jan. 12, 2010.