from George Chen:

China’s toxic leaks and social unrest

By George Chen
August 15, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

What does PX mean? That's the keyword for China from the past 24 hours.

State media reported that residents of Dalian were recently forced to flee when a storm battering the northeast Chinese coast, whipping up waves that burst through a dyke protecting a local chemical plant. The plant produces paraxylene (PX), a toxic petrochemical used in polyester.

from The Great Debate:

Five overlooked global risks

September 15, 2009

Rafael Ramirez is James Martin Senior Research Fellow in Futures at Oxford University's Institute for Science, Innovation and Society. His latest book is "Business Planning for Turbulent Times: New Methods for Applying Scenarios" edited with John W. Selsky and Kees van der Heijden. -- Rafael Ramírez is the James Martin Senior Research Fellow in Futures at Oxford University and author of "Business Planning for Turbulent Times: New Methods for Applying Scenarios" edited with John W. Selsky and Kees van der Heijden. Ramírez attended a session at the World Economic Forum's gathering in Dalian, China, on managing global risks.

from The Great Debate:

Collaboration is the key to economic growth

September 10, 2009

aron-cramer-- Aron Cramer is president and CEO of BSR, a global business network and consultancy focused on sustainability. The views expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate UK:

Collaboration is the key to economic growth

September 10, 2009

[CROSSPOST blog: 44 post: 5286]

Original Post Text:
aron-cramer-- Aron Cramer is president and CEO of BSR, a global business network and consultancy focused on sustainability. The views expressed are his own. --

from MacroScope:

Essential reading for tomorrow’s leaders

September 9, 2009

Amid the sessions on managing risk, sustainable consumption and lessons from the recession, it's refreshing to see that the World Economic Forum has carved out time to discuss the world of literature at its "summer Davos" meeting in Dalian, China. The aim of its panel on "Great Books for a Globalized World" is to ask, which classic and contemporary books from different cultures are essential for developing the personal values and professional philosophies of future leaders?

from MacroScope:

Live from Summer Davos

By Reuters Staff
September 9, 2009

Reuters Editor-in-Chief David Schlesinger will be live-blogging from the "Summer Davos" meeting in Dalian China. We'll also be republishing related links of interest, from Twitter and elsewhere on the Web.

from The Great Debate UK:

Energy realism and a green recovery

September 9, 2009

[CROSSPOST blog: 44 post: 5228]

Original Post Text:
jay-pryor-- Jay R. Pryor is vice president of business development for Chevron. The views expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate:

Energy realism and a green recovery

September 9, 2009

jay-pryor-- Jay R. Pryor is vice president of business development for Chevron. The views expressed are his own. --