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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.
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.
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…
“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…
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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,…
“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…
“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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In this conversation Will Marshall, Founder & CEO of satellite imaging company Planet Labs, and Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of the Economist, highlight how technology is speeding up the news cycle with real-time data, and how it’s also enabling a new era…
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest ecological problems globally, in urgent need of a solution. Millions of tons are simply discarded, and currently “plastic accounts for 85 per cent of all marine litter”, according to the United Nations. In addition, producing plastic is…