Thinking the Economy from the Soil Up
The way our economy runs is highly extractive. It goes against the living principles of life on earth – where everything that nature produces becomes the basis for new life.
This DLD Munich session, moderated by journalist David Kirkpatrick, asks: How can we turn our extractive economic system into a regenerative economy which actually lives and produces to regenerate life?
Watch the video to get insights from Sandrine Dixon-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome; Stefan Schwarzer, permaculture designer and longtime collaborator of the United Nations Environment Programme; Jan-Gisbert Schultze, co-founder of venture capital firm Acton Capital, and founder of Soil Alliance, which brings pioneers of regenerative agriculture to Germany.
A journalist and media entrepreneur, David Kirkpatrick founded Techonomy Media, which hosts the annual Techonomy conference on technology, innovation, and business and social progress. Kirkpatrick’s bestselling book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World, has been published in 32 languages.
Club of Rome
Sandrine Dixson-Declève is the Co-President of the Club of Rome and divides her time between lecturing, facilitating change in business and policy models and advisory work. She holds several advisory positions for the European Commission and is also a Senior Associate and faculty member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Photo: © Tim Dirven
Jan-Gisbert Schultze is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Acton Capital. He leads a team that has been successfully investing in digital businesses across Europe and North America for more than 20 years.