The Great Debate

Can the social network of Davos deliver?

January 26, 2010

– Aron Cramer is the president and CEO of BSR , a global business network and consultancy focused on sustainability. He is also coauthor of the forthcoming book Sustainable Excellence (Rodale 2010). The views expressed are his own. –

The 40th World Economic Forum at Davos gets underway this week in a world still groping for direction and solutions to structural changes and economic weakness that plague the global economy. Is it realistic to expect that the 2,500 people at Davos will deliver a truly sustainable economic recovery?

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.

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 For the Record:

Twittering away standards or tweeting the future of journalism?

January 30, 2009

I've been tweeting from the World Economic Forum, using the microblogging platform Twitter to discuss the mundane (describing crepuscular darkness of the Swiss Alps at 5 a.m.) or the interesting (live tweeting from presentations).

The end of the Davos consensus

By J Saft
January 30, 2009

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

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.

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?

Building a three-legged stool

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2009

lawrence Lawrence Bloom is deputy chairman of Noble Cities and chairman of the World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management. His views are his own –

From financial crisis to sustainable global economy

January 28, 2009

staff_jlash_121- Jonathan Lash is president of the World Resources Institute. The views expressed are his own -