Unsurprisingly, growth is an issue that's front and center at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. But although the rhetoric about the need for innovation and resource-constrained growth is steady, progress by any measure is falling short.
Research shows CEOs believe consumers trust their companies far less than they believe. This overestimation traps business leaders in a trust delusion that will prevent them from understanding what drives trust and how to address it.
CEOs believe that a new era of sustainability is beginning to come into view, with 80 percent in a new study envisaging a 'tipping point' occurring within 15 years -- a point at which sustainability will be fully embedded in the core business strategies of the majority of companies globally.
It's been a hive of activity at Davos as business leaders and politicians discuss some of the biggest global issues on the table in 2010. It's clear from conversations and many of the sessions that carbon is still a burning issue here.
Despite an increasing sense of frustration and disappointment among delegates at COP15, the "big beasts" arrive today, and will hopefully address the final five obstacles to hammering out a meaningful agreement in Denmark.