13 January 2022

Hundreds of experts will gather at an inception conference to kick-off the Think7 process

The Think7 process, as part of the dialogue with civil society of Germany’s G7 presidency, will be kicked -off with a digital inception conference on 24th – 26th January 2022. In partnership with THE NEW INSTITUTE, we will welcome around 300 representatives from think tanks, research institutions, foundations, civil society, and politics from the G7 countries and beyond.


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12 January 2022

Dennis J. Snower - Interview with Clean Energy Wire

G7 climate club could strike “grand bargain” on climate and health – advisor to German govt
– by Julian Wettengel

In an interview with the Clean Energy Wire Dennis Snower talks about the importance of the German G7 Presidency on a global scope. As some of the richest democracies in the world, the Group of Seven (G7) have the opportunity to strike a “grand bargain” with developing nations on combatting climate change at the same time as health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, says Dennis Snower.

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Global Solutions Konferenz
12 January 2022

Christian Kastrop appointed as Global Solutions Fellow

Christian Kastrop, until recently State Secretary for Digital Society and Consumer Policy within the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, joins the Global Solutions Initiative as a Global Solutions Fellow.

We very much welcome Christian to the GSI, where he has been a valued and active member of our community since 2016.

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Policy Advice


Capitalism Recoupled

This paper examines major forces that have decoupled economic and business prosperity from social prosperity and explores how recoupling can be promoted. Economists have specified well-known conditions under which free-market enterprise with shareholder value maximization is efficient. 

D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative),
C. Kelly (PwC)

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The Socioeconomics of Pandemics Policy

To encourage people around the world to cooperate globally in tackling global problems, policymakers at local, national and global levels will need to encourage people around the world to cooperate globally in tackling global problems, with the aid of two powerful tools that humans throughout history have used to coordinate their efforts: identity-shaping narratives and institutions of multi-level governance. Read more.

D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative)


Measuring what you treasure: The Recoupling Dashboard

To stop fragmentation among societies and to ensure economic activities are carried out sustainably, the use of GDP as an indicator of prosperity is no longer enough. 

D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), K. Lima de Miranda (IfW Kiel)

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Who we are

The Global Solutions Initiative is a global collaborative enterprise comprised of a network of world-renowned think tanks.  It proposes policy responses to major global problems, addressed by the G20, the G7 and other global governance fora.

Our Vision

  • To provide research-based policy advice to help governments tackle major global challenges of the G20 and beyond
  • To generate proposals for aligning business, civil societies and governments for global problem-solving to address human needs in thriving societies
  • To start a world-wide movement that aims to recouple economic, political and environmental prosperity with social prosperity

Our Mission

  • To provide an intellectual backbone for the T20 process and thereby for the G20, pursued in the spirit of global citizenship for the recoupling of economic, social, political and environmental prosperity.
The Global Solutions Initiative was founded during the 2017 German G20 Presidency by the Initiative’s President Dennis J. Snower. The Global Solutions Initiative is a stepping stone to the T20 and G20 Summits and supports the Think20 process for think tanks. 
Welcome Reception der Global Solutions Konferenz am 27.05.18 in Berlin im Rotes Rathaus. / Foto: Tobias Koch (

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Über 300 Forscher aus #G7 Ländern & #G7GER Sherpa @joergkukies treffen sich nächste Woche zur #Think7 Inception Conference, um den Think7-Prozess anzustoßen.

Die Konferenz wird vom DIE, @glob_solutions & @TheNewInstitute organisiert.

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