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The Edit: Hope Emerges From Pessimism
The Edit

The Edit: Hope Emerges From Pessimism

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
27th Jan 2023

Last week, leaders of businesses, governments and cultural institutions gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Read about what they talked about – from hope to polycrisis – and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • What we learned at Davos: signs of hope emerge from pessimism. Prospects for artificial intelligence and the green transition suggest that the only way is up for the global economy – The Guardian
  • Inside the minds of CEOs. As a strategic partner to the World Economic Forum, McKinsey was in the middle of things at  Davos 2023 – McKinsey
  • What is the key to a happy life? The Harvard Study of Adult Development has established a strong correlation between deep relationships and well-being – The Atlantic
  • Martin Wolf’s days on the mountain in Davos. Business is feeling more cheerful but many unresolved challenges remain – Financial Times
  • Davos worries about a ‘Polycrisis’. Political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland have adopted a buzzword to capture the moment – The New York Times
  • Can blockchain make us behave more sustainably? The initial buzz around NFTs cast a spotlight on the environmental concerns about the energy-intensive process – Creative Review 
  • “Its star may be fading.” The Economist’s Editor-in-Chief argues WEF may have lost some of its convening power, but the many encounters it enables still have enormous value – The Economist Podcast
  • How could positive “tipping points” accelerate climate action? As catastrophic climate change tipping points loom, here’s the positive shifts toward green action that are also speeding up – The Beautiful Truth 

“The new, technology-driven, sustainable growth story represents the greatest investment opportunity since the Industrial Revolution.”

Nicholas Stern and Mattia Romani