With this year's theme being being "resilient dynamism" centre director Johan Rockström was invited to the World Economic Forum to speak about the planetary boundaries concept and how to avoid critical tipping points.

World Economic Forum

Resilient days in Davos

Forum opens up to sustainable business within planetary boundaries

Much can be said about the World Economic Forum, but everybody fights for a place in Davos. This year's theme was "Resilient dynamism" and how we can stabilise a shaky world economy but doing so in a sustainable manner.

As for sustainability, centre stage this year was the planetary boundaries concept and how to avoid critical tipping points.

"After 10,000 years of supporting human development, our destabilized planet needs a break," centre director Johan Rockstrom pointed out.
He sat down with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman to discuss how imminent tipping points in ecological systems could cause irreversible changes:

A second session looked at how pioneers in business and government can catalyse growth within planetary boundaries.

Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Unilever UK, reflected on some of the insights of the session with Richard T. Pascale, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford:

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