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Civic Engagement

Now or Never: Why Civil Societies Need to Reclaim Power

Given years of rising authoritarianism, lack of funding, and increased threats to activists and organizations, European civil society was in bad shape even before the corona crisis.

How to Navigate Your Impact Business through Uncertain Times

“Decentralized and self-managed teams require very different leadership skills.” BMW Foundation Responsible Leader Joana Breidenbach on leading in times of uncertainty.
Sustainable Development

Black, Grey or Green: What Sort of “Swan” Is COVID-19?

John Elkington, bestselling author and member of the BMW Foundation’s Responsible Leaders Network, considers COVID-19’s implications for tomorrow’s capitalism.
Responsible Leadership

Emerging Lessons: From Coronavirus to Climate Action

What’s called for now is a global moment in which everyone stops for a moment of stillness, for a moment of connecting to source. Otto Scharmer on COVID-19.

What the Global Economy Can Learn from Our Response to Coronavirus

Tom Rippin argues that there are things we can learn from tackling the coronavirus to heal our economic system.
Responsible Leadership

“Those Who Assume Responsibility Should Have Empathy”

Kevin Kühnert, federal chairman of the Young Socialists, almost single-handedly prevented the formation of the current German government. He is still at peace with himself.
Civic Engagement

A Mayor’s Fight for the Survival of His Town

Rural flight is a global problem that does not stop at the Lausitz in Eastern Germany. One example is the town of Weißwasser.

Why Transparency is Key for China’s One Belt, One Road

The success of China’s signature foreign policy initiative heavily depends on Beijing’s ability to adapt itself towards responsible leadership globally.
Civic Engagement

“When I Look Around, I Believe We Can Make It”

Trinidad Saona, a diplomat from Chile, and other participants of the Global Diplomacy Lab reflect on what the foreign policy of the future should look like.

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