Think7 Handover
November 1, 2022

Think7 Presidency Transfers to Japan

The Japanese delegation represented by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) took over the reins of the Think7 from the departing chairs, the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS, formerly DIE). The Tokyo-based organizationwill now shepherd the Think7 process during the Japanese G7 presidency.   

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October 24, 2022

World Health Summit 2022
Securing Global Health for the
Socio-Economic Transformation

The Global Solutions Initiative hosted the panel “Securing Global Health for the Socio-Economic Transformation.” Chaired by Ilona Kickbusch.

The session stressed the importance of international cooperation in policymaking as well as the need to apply public and private funding to improve health equity, advance the socio-economic transformation and unleash the benefits of global health for everyone, particularly in the Global South.  

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October 4, 2022

Bending the linear economy:
On urban metabolism

In the context of increasingly divergent political and infrastructure investment models, coupled with a highly divergent recovery and overlapping global crises, multi-level governance is critical to address systemic challenges. In 2022, the G7 presidency of Germany launched a G7 urban development track to support investments “for a better future and a sustainable planet”. It has also acknowledged the formation of an urban engagement group within the G7.

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China-West Dialogue for G20 Summit in Indonesia

In his statement, Colin Bradford, Lead Co-Chair, China-West Dialogue and GSI Fellow, discusses global governance and global leadership in the face of geopolitical conflicts. He addresses the G20 Summit in Indonesia and urges the G20 leaders to devise institutional and policy responses to these geopolitical risks and systemic global challenges and act and connect with societies.  

Colin Bradford (China-West Dialogue, GSI Fellow)

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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)


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. 

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