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Blog Archives: January 2009

January 31, 2009

Goings-On at Davos Day Three

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

This year’s Davos is increasingly the Marvin Gaye event: Everyone is walking around asking, “What’s going on?” Read more 

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January 30, 2009

The “D” Word

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

The “D” word—not Davos, but depression—ruled conversation at a dinner hosted by Corporate Knights and Innovest and headlined by George Soros, Joseph Stiglitz, and Lord Nicholas SternRead more 

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January 29, 2009

Designing the New Economy

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Davos is scheduled with military precision. The World Economic Forum plans the event to the last detail, and participants like me run frantically in the snow from meeting to meeting. But it’s the chance encounters that tend to make the time here especially worthwhile. Read more 

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January 29, 2009

Food, Water, and Energy: Integrated Solutions

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

On opening day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, I moderated a session looking at integrated solutions to food, water, and energy security. Read more 

Topics: Food, Beverage & Agriculture

January 28, 2009

Dispatches from Davos: Pre-Flight

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Dispatches from Davos: Pre-Flight

The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, is “Shaping the Post-Crisis World.” And the question on everyone’s mind is “when exactly will this post-crisis world be starting?” Soon, we all hope.  Read more 

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January 27, 2009

Sorry Mr. Kristof, We Don’t Need More Sweatshops

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Sorry Mr. Kristof, We Don’t Need More Sweatshops

With his January 14 column in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof succeeded in sparking a debate over the role of "sweatshops" (his term) in economic development. Unfortunately, he failed in analyzing the question and presents a false choice between the roles of the informal and formal economy in economic development. Read more 

Topics: Supply Chain

January 27, 2009

Sustainable Saudi Arabia?

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

While for some people sustainable Saudi Arabia is an oxymoron, this past weekend’s Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh suggests that particular thinking may be a thing of the past. Read more 

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January 26, 2009

Change Has Come to the White House

Aron Cramer , President and CEO

Change Has Come to the White House

For this first entry for BSR's blog, and our entry into the blogosphere, it seems appropriate to touch on Barack Obama's first day as U.S. president. Read more 

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