Forum Live Interview with Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke, CEO of global food giant Nestlé, argues that the social contract between business and society only appears to be broken; economic activity still creates great value for society. He believes it is governments, not businesses, that are too short-term in their thinking and that civil society, politicians and economic activity have to be re-connected. Sustainable use of water is key for Nestlé and for humanity in general, he says, claiming that his company has increased production while halving water use. “We’re working permanently for a better future. I’m really upbeat,” he concludes in an interview with Mike Oreskes of the Associated Press.