UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Watch IIPP at Davos 2020

28 January 2020

IIPP had a full presence at Davos 2020; with our Director Mariana Mazzucato and Honorary Professor Hilary Cottam presenting on the need to reshape capitalism.


Solving the Green Growth Equation 

Speakers: Andrew N. Liveris, Mariana Mazzucato, Mark Carney, Jennifer Morgan, Francine Lacqua

To generate $1,000 of GDP, a country today must consume 416 kg of materials and 111 kg of energy. How can carbon emissions targets be achieved without compromising the global economy?

Watch this panel discussion that looks at:

  • Accounting for decarbonization innovations
  • Cracking the cost-shifting gap
  • Advancing Fourth Industrial Revolution policy and investment

How to Measure a New Economy

Speakers: Heizo Takenaka, Gillian R. Tett, Douglas L. Peterson, Mariana Mazzucato, Saadia Zahidi

Gross domestic product, the dominant metric of economic progress over the last century, is facing growing criticism for neglecting the intangible factors of societal progress. What alternatives hold the greatest promise?

Watch this panel discussion that looks at:

  • Measuring well-being, happiness and ease of living
  • Redesigning statistics and policy frameworks
  • Scaling up for wider adoption

Debunking the Limits to Growth 

Speakers: Andrew McAfee, Mariana Mazzucato, Robert Habeck

While the use of natural resources has more than tripled over the last 50 years, technology is increasingly creating opportunities to reverse this trend. How can a mounting global appetite for growth be reconciled with the need to protect the planet?

The Role of the New Industrialists 

Speakers: Ajay S. Banga, Hilary Cottam, Satya Nadella

From Rosenwald to Ford, pioneers of the first and second industrial revolution transformed not only economies and markets but also social welfare systems. How are the pioneers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution shaping the future of society?
This discussion looks at what we can learn from history and what new ideas are emerging from business leaders today.