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Topics 2013

Each session of the GES deals with a problem that is relevant to the policy, business, academic, and civic communities and generates strategic responses to that problem. Leading decision makers from diverse walks of life will discuss these problems at the GES 2013.

The GES is organized around four distinct but intertwined clusters of issues. Provisional topics of the Symposium 2013 include:

Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Towards Sustainable Consumption

Designing Waste and Recycling Strategies - in cooperation with REDISA
The New Economy of Nature - in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Foundation
Promoting Employment and Growth
Assessing and Implementing Sustainable Governance - in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung
Cooperation Game – Preventing a Climate Catastrophe
Towards a Sustainable Energy Mix - Renewable Energies and Fracking
Economic Performance and Trust in Emerging Markets
Spreading the Success of the „Mittelstand“
New Approaches to Economic Challenges - in cooperation with OECD
Innovation, Dynamism and Entrepreneurship - in cooperation with The Institute for New Economic Thinking
Decentralizing Energy Supply
Governance for Sustainable Development - in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung
Fiscal and Financial Sustainability
The Future of Central Banking and Financial Market Reform - in cooperation with Project Syndicate
The Future of Europe
The Future of the Arab World
The Global Economic Outlook
What Banking for Economic Dynamism? - in cooperation with Project Syndicate
Empowering Workforce: 4–Generations Demography Management
Holistic Approaches to Solve the Euro Crisis - in cooperation with The Institute for New Economic Thinking
Piercing the Veil of the Future
The Future of Economics Teaching - in cooperation with The Institute for New Economic Thinking
Designing a Stable Euroland: The Corporate Perspective - in cooperation with manager magazin
Poverty in the Midst of Plenty
Development Policies for the New Bottom Billion
Making Microentrepreneurship Inclusive
Generating Finance for Social Impact - in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung
Fostering a Fair Deal on Talent - in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung
Social Norms and Moral Principles to Reduce Poverty and Improve Equity
Trade, Poverty and Inequality
Inequality and Human Capital

- in cooperation with The Institute for New Economic Thinking

New Opportunities for Global Cooperation
Can Religion Help Solve Global Problems? - in cooperation with Evangelical Luthern Church in Northern Germany - North Church Worldwide
Beyond Individualism toward Social Responsibility
Governing the World’s Oceans - in cooperation with Dräger Foundation
Realizing Global Maritime Surveillance - in cooperation with Wise Pens International
Geopolitics and the Provision of Global Public Goods
Dealing with Complexity
Strengthening European Competitiveness - in cooperation with Unternehmer Positionen Nord
Generating Winning Strategies for Sustainable Societies - in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung
Economics, Intersubjectivity and the Crisis of the Future - in cooperation with The Institute for New Economic Thinking
Ensuring Cybersecurity
Annual Theme: Redefining Success
Opening Plenary: Redefining Success - Why?
Closing Plenary: Redefining Success - How?