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.
- 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
- 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.
This paper summarizes an array of problems associated with the current digital governance, which ultimately threaten the continued functioning of our economic market systems, undermine our democratic processes, and degrade the cohesion of our societies. The central claim of the paper is that the benefits of the current system can be retained, while the problems can be overcame substantially through three insights.
D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), P. Twomey (Center for International Governance Innovation), M. Farrell
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)
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)
He was our colleague, knowledgeable partner and, in the early years of our organization, host at the Hertie School of Governance. His enthusiasm and staunch advocacy of multilateralism will always remain an inspiration to us.
Our sympathies go out to his wife and children.
Prof. Dr. Dennis J. Snower
Dr. Markus Engels
Speakers said the pandemic has highlighted the need for strengthened global solidarity and a recoupling of economic, social and environmental prosperity.
The two-day event took place on May 28-29 amid the upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, which Merkel said countries can only effectively tackle by pooling their resources.
“The participation of the German Chancellor and the Italian Prime Minister at the Global Solutions Summit is a testament to the importance of their multilateral approach to global problems. Only when states cooperate across borders in consonance with the relevant social groups, can we overcome the great challenges of our time. While the current pandemic is the latest example of this requirement, the same applies to climate change, financial market regulation and digital governance,” says Dennis J. Snower, President of the Global Solutions Initiative.