Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 26 January 2013 – Businesses must include social goals in their mission and incentives, or they will eventually collapse and humanity will not meet its challenges for the next century, business and civil society leaders said today at the 43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
“Businesses have more power and money than ever before. They can destroy large parts of the planet. If your impact is high, your responsibility is high,” said Feike Sijbesma, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board, Royal DSM, Netherlands. Sijbesma said that governments cannot solve world problems such as climate change, resource scarcity and food shortages on their own, so companies must step in...
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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.