Dialogue forums

At these events, which are open to the general public and held in Munich, we address current topics. Politicians, scientists and persons concerned take a look behind the scenes and engage the audience in discussion. The dialogue forums have been held regularly since 2005. They are designed to heighten awareness of our topics such as demographic developments, risk perception, and development policy.

March 2019: A win-win situation for everyone - An entrepreneurial approach to bridging the gap

March 2019: A win-win situation for everyone - An entrepreneurial approach to bridging the gap

Economic growth can be an effective means of combatting poverty in developing countries, and companies will play a key role in this context. How can they be socially responsible while operating under ever-tougher competitive conditions? What responsibility do investors from industrialised countries have in developing countries and emerging markets? >more

February 2019: When risk keeps you poor and poverty keeps you at risk

February 2019: When risk keeps you poor and poverty keeps you at risk

The people who live in poverty are exposed to the biggest risks. They are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, epidemics and conflict. At the same time, these factors keep people locked in the poverty trap. Where risks are high and incomes are low, nobody can invest in a prosperous future. Is this true? >more

January 2019: Global poverty – The world in the poverty trap?

January 2019: Global poverty – The world in the poverty trap?

Poverty is all around us. In many large cities, people collect bottles with refundable deposits from refuse. We read about child poverty and old-age poverty and see donation appeals on posters with images of starving people in developing countries. >more

2019 Dialogue forums: Poor rich world

2019 Dialogue forums: Poor rich world

No poverty! Worldwide. This is the first of the SDGs to be achieved by 2030. It illustrates the huge importance of poverty in relation to global development. The picture presented in the media is made up of disaster reports, crises and famines. The UN goals seem almost utopian. >more

Innovative. Creative. Fair? Chances and risks of the digitalisation

Innovative. Creative. Fair? Chances and risks of the digitalisation

The dialogue forum special took place on 14 November 2018 at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. Students and interested people were invited to listen and to discuss. What would happen, once Internet giants like Google and Facebook dictate our lives more and more? >more

Dialogue forum special: "Klimaherbst München"

Dialogue forum special: "Klimaherbst München"

Munich Re Foundation is member of the programme advisory committee for the event series „Münchner Klimaherbst“. Every year in October political, societal, scientific and economic actors from Munich present their concepts for climate protection. >more

2018 Dialogue Forums – "Digital Innovative Fair?"

2018 Dialogue Forums – "Digital Innovative Fair?"

Innovations are changing our everyday routines, and changing us, the way we live together, and our work environment. Digitalisation offers many new opportunities – particularly for people in developing countries. At the same time, people in the 21st century will be more dependent on digital systems. >more

Archive

Archive

Find out more about the dialogue forums of the previous years. >more