Stockholm Conference: Churchillian Challenge Begun

Business and government leaders from 10 countries met in Stockholm Thursday to discuss ways the public and private sectors can cooperate to enhance sustainable development.

The conference was hosted by Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf. Organizers said their goal was to help both ”accelerate real change” toward sustainable leadership across sectors and battle problems ranging from climate change to poverty.

”This is a challenge of Churchillian dimensions, and the globe as a whole needs a much better leadership response,” said David Cook, the chief executive of The Natural Step, a non-profit research framework that organized the conference.