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Sustainability: “Recycling Should Only Be a Last Resort”

Circular economy expert Ramona Liberoff explains how companies and consumers can make the biggest impact in reducing their environmental footprint.
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UCLA professor Ramesh Srinivasan speaking at DLD Munich 2020

Tech, Trust & Society: “We Must Become a Global Community”

DLD23 Speaker Ramesh Srinivasan explains how technology can bring us together and help create a better, more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.
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Maria Ressa’s Fight for Democracy in the Digital Age

“A lie told a million times becomes fact”, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa told the DLD audience in 2020. Her fight against disinformation is more important than ever…
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Andrew McAfee, interview, Europe, innovation, climate action, climate change, sustainability

“We’re Not Using Our Best Weapons To Fight Global Warming”

MIT researcher Andrew McAfee explains what should be done to battle climate change, how to regulate innovation and why intuition often leads us astray…
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A Better World: The Impact of Sustainable Investing

Consumers and investors are forcing companies to act more responsibly. But to really make a difference, impact investing needs transparency, argues Sir Ronald Cohen.
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Trust and the Pandemic

Public confidence in companies has fallen in the coronavirus crisis, survey data shows. Communications experts Margot and Richard Edelman explain what business leaders can do to win back trust.
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Isabell Welpe, Albert Wenger

Why Covid-19 Highlights the Limits of Capitalism

The pandemic demonstrates why we cannot put a price on everything. Isabell Welpe and Albert Wenger discuss where markets fail, and what alternatives they see.
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Sir Martin Sorrell, S4 Capital, DLD

“All Bets Are Off”: Covid-19 As a Catalyst for Change

Sir Martin Sorrell predicts the coronavirus crisis will speed up digital transition and lead to higher taxes as governments try to pay for stimulus packages.
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Jeremy Rifkin, Green New Deal, wind power, renewable energy, climate change

Jeremy Rifkin: “The Fossil Fuel Civilization Is Collapsing”

In “The Green New Deal”, author Jeremy Rifkin argues that renewable energy can prevent the worst of climate change.
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Andrew Keen, DLD

Now Is the Time To Fix the Future

Andrew Keen is a writer, speaker and entrepreneur. In his latest book, How To Fix The Future, he analyzes the intricate interplay between technology, society and democracy. For this essay,…
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Ruimin Shen, Shanghai university, education, DLD conference

“Online Learning And Offline Learning Go Hand In Hand”

Never in history has there been more knowledge at our fingertips than today – and at the same time, whatever knowledge and skills we acquire is likely to become obsolete…
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Fred Swaniker, African Leadership Group, DLD conference

“Many of the most important innovations will come from Africa”

Today, the second largest continent after Asia is also the world’s poorest. More than 430 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $2 per day, according to the World…
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German politician Wolfgang Schmidt explains the foreign policy strategy of chancellor Olaf Scholz at DLD Munich 2023
Russia’s war on Ukraine has challenged Europe’s political leaders to come together and defend democracy and liberty. Another task has been to design a proper response to the aggression, both politically and economically. In his DLD Munich talk Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of…
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Muhammad Yumus, Nobel Prize Laureate, DLD Munich Conference 2020
In his impassioned DLD20 talk, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus warned the audience that the time humanity has left on Earth could be counted in mere decades, not centuries. He expressed his frustration by a ‘business as usual’ mindset despite the…
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