Think!

"We actually need the thinking right now!" – Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University, Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

"There has been a thorough integration of world economy but no corresponding integration of global society." – Dennis Snower, President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

"Some global leaders are creating their own facts and some global leaders are creating their own realities." – Professor Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute

"There is no single country able to provide leadership." – Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

"We need to change the growth model." – Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20

"The most important issue is the lost of trust" – Andrew Michael Spence, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, Professor at Harvard University, co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking

"First of all we asked: What is important for human beings?" – Frank Appel, CEO of the Deutsche Post DHL Group

"If you ain’t got a model, you ain’t got the economics." – Professor George Akerlof, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001

"The G20-Leaders should look to the culture of their countries." – Edmund Phelps, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2006, Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at

"The G7 and G20 are more needed than ever." – Lars-Hendrik Röller, economic adviser to Chancellor Merkel and G7 and G20 Sherpa

"We need to recognize the scale and urgency of the transformation that is needed." – Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, Professor at the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University

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