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During the tenth edition of LEADERSMEETING@PARIS, several leaders and politicians discussed about the quest for 'purpose' in what is called the 'purpose economy'. Business leaders of today agree: a company must be meaningful for its employees and society. But how do you do that? The young...

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist at KU Leuven Dirk De Wachter believes that sadness and failure are essential to give purpose to our economy. “Failure gives us new ideas. Therefore, it are interesting moments that everyone, also politicians and leaders, should allow. Only focussing on short term...

The purpose economy cannot stand without political support. Maggie De Block, Belgian Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health agrees, but also points out the political challenges. “When talking about public health, we often have to make rational choices in an emotional context. That’s hard”,...

By looking at history, serial entrepreneur Roland Duchâtelet questions whether our current economic system is good enough. According to Duchâtelet, governments and entreprises need to think more about how they can make their people happy, while thinking less about profit alone. Automation can help in...

Claire Tillekaerts, CEO of Flanders Investment & Trade, states Flemish companies have a lot of international potential. As a big believer of the purpose economy, she believes value driven leadership, talent and consumers are essential to create a successful international business. There are 5 P’s of...

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