The Club of Rome at the World Economic Forum Davos 2023

The Club of Rome at the World Economic Forum Davos 2023
16-20 January 2023

The Club of Rome will join over 2,700 leaders from government, business and civil society at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the bold collective action needed to tackle multiple ongoing global crises, and identify what can be done at this critical time to improve the state of the world. The theme of the 53rd annual meeting is ‘Cooperation in a Fragmented World’ and the meeting will look to set the global agenda for 2023, focusing on a wide range of key topics including sustainability, following up on the commitments made at COP27, with a strong focus on the global south.

The Club of Rome will host and participate in several sessions outlined below.

Opening Hearts and Minds for Regenerative Organisations

Tuesday 17 January, 12:30-14:30 CET
SDG Tent, Davos
Please register here to confirm your attendance.

If sustainable development is the goal, regeneration has to become the social norm. The reinvention of organisations, singularly businesses, is critical for that purpose. But today they are trapped in unfit frameworks, fostering short-term profits and relentless competition. This workshop presented by The Club of Rome’s The Fifth Element program, with the support of the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, will uncover how organizations, particularly businesses can be reinvented to serve planet and people rather than growth at all costs. Join us as we discuss what makes regenerative businesses viable in today´s landscape and explore what could accelerate a massive shift to regeneration by all kinds of organisations.

Speakers include: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-president of The Club of Rome, Karima Kadaoui, Co-Founder and Executive President of Tamkeen Community Foundation for Human Development (Morocco), Peter Blom, Co-Founder and former CEO of Triodos Bank (Netherlands), Lina Yassin, Operations Manager of Climate Tracker and Researcher at IIED (Sudan/UK) and Louis de Montpellier, Co-founder and Chair of rePLANET (UK).

Please note: The workshop has been moved to a larger venue due to great interest so we urge you to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, we look forward to your participation.

The cost of (in) action: Financing economic systems change

Wednesday 18 January, 10:00-11:30 CET
Goals House, Davos.
By invitation.

Responding to the intertwined environmental, security, and social emergencies of the past year, The Club of Rome’s Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity presented a new plan for healthier lives on a healthier planet. Getting there will require us to radically re-think our extractive system towards a regenerative economy, but as we navigate economically and socially uncertain times, an important question remains: how will we pay for this transformation? Who will bear the cost of saving the world? This Goals House session will uncover the real cost of economic systems change for governments, business and philanthropy, looking at what new policies and financing mechanisms are needed today, in order to create the opportunities of tomorrow.

Speakers include: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-president of The Club of Rome, Jorgen Randers, co-author of The Limits to Growth, Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Frank Niederländer Member of the Board, BMW Foundation

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