50th Anniversary of the Club of Rome: Circular Change in Attendance


The Club of Rome is one of the most respected and renowned institutions arguing for global sustainability. Ever since it’s ground-breaking report Limits to Growth, which introduced systems thinking to the world, the Club of Rome has been a key voice raising concerns to our wasteful economic system and alarming the public of the damaging impact to the environment and society it produces. 

On April 7th 2018, exactly 50 years after the founding date of the Club of Rome, 100 members, friends and guests came together in Winterthur, Switzerland, to celebrate this special occasion. Ladeja Godina Košir, Director of Circular Change was invited to join on our organisation’s behalf, which speaks volumes of the respect we managed to gain in the international community through hard work and dedication to making a difference. Together the attendees discussed the future development of the Club of Rome, the ways to include the young, the systemic change to addressing key future challenges and about what Club of Rome’s mission means in today’s day and age. 

Among the participants were inspiring individuals, such as Dr. Anders Wijkman and Prof. Ernst U. von Weizsäcker, Co-Presidents of the Club of Rome, Masamichi Kono, Deputy Secretary General of the OECD, Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, former chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and many others. 

We are especially proud to announce that a Member of the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and the Founder and President of the Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute Mr. Carlos Alvarez-Pereira will attend the 3rd International Circular Change Conference, where he will host a workshop on the connection between digital technologies, especially blockchain, and circular ecomomy. 

Some photos of the event as well as selected news reporting on homepage of CLUB OF ROME. 

The opening speaker, Club of Rome member Dr. Mamphele Ramphele, who was, unfortunately, unable to attend –  her video message with the keynote speech she had intended to deliver at the beginning of the ceremony here.

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