The Great Debate UK

Why trust is the new currency for banks

February 4, 2010

Robert Phillips- Robert Phillips is UK CEO of Edelman, a public relations firm. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from Breakingviews:

Global bailout fund looks unlikely to fly

February 1, 2010

Regulators and bankers rarely see eye to eye. But at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the two sides were in surprising agreement about creating a global fund, financed by a tax on banks, to deal with future bailouts.

from The Great Debate:

Business must take the lead on carbon management

January 22, 2010

APOTHEKER

Léo Apotheker is CEO of SAP. The views expressed are his own.

Most people who followed the Copenhagen climate talks in December will have been disappointed.

from The Great Debate:

Ethics without regulation won’t cut it

By J Saft
January 30, 2009

– James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

There has been a lot of talk in Davos about improving business ethics, and mercy knows there is certainly room for that. The past few years, like the end of most booms, have included plenty of fraud, self-dealing, and general all-purpose unethical behaviour.

from The Great Debate:

The end of the Davos consensus

By J Saft
January 30, 2009

-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

James Saft Great Debate It's not exactly a wake, but participants at this year's World Economic Forum have witnessed many of their most cherished beliefs being challenged, upended and sometimes ground in the mud.

from The Great Debate:

Davos debate: What happens to development and sustainability amid crisis?

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2009

davos-delegatesDavos leaders have traditionally looked to the long term and have largely been keen on helping all nations of the world to benefit from economic development. But with politicians and businesses tied up with short term concerns about the economic crisis there's a risk at least that efforts to spread development and to ward against the threat of climate change may go on hold, at least for a time. Reuters News asked delegates at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting to share their thoughts on whether we should be concerned about development and sustainability slipping down the global agenda.

from James Saft:

Stephen Schwarzman’s hair of the dog

January 28, 2009

jimsaftcolumnSo what is Blackstone Group chairman Stephen Schwarzman's prescription for solving the banking crisis?

from The Great Debate:

Trust: the commodity in shortest supply

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2009

Where do I put my money?
What do I read?
Who do I listen to?
Who saw it coming?
Who made money from it?
Who will make money from it?
Who can I trust?

from Davos Notebook:

The shift in power from West to East

January 28, 2009

One news theme I've asked our journalists to be alert to this year is the shift in power and emphasis from est to East.