Andre Hoffmann, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding, in an interview on Davos Hill to Bloomberg Ht, said, “On the one hand, nature is our supplier and we survive thanks to it, on the other hand, it is thought that we have to dominate nature and use it. “I think our connection with nature should be collaborative, because we all live on the same planet,” he said.
Reminding that the title of the World Economic Forum this year is ‘Cooperation in a divided world’, Hoffmann said, “We see this division more politically. Here the threat of loss of nature concerns us all. Nature does not end with a geopolitical boundary. We need to find an interest that will unite us with the occasion. We have to look at how nature and man can work together,” he said.
“We base our system on maximizing short-term profits. If we want capitalism to work better for us, we need to change the accounting system. There are 3 resources: social capital, human capital and natural capital. Looking at these, I present a new accounting system. So we can manage what we can measure. Here we measure not only the numbers but also the effects. If we don’t find the way to sustainable inclusive well-being, we probably won’t be able to enjoy this planet for long. With the pandemic, we realized that our system is not very resistant. The current system does not serve our ambitions,” he said.