Global Solutions Summit May 27-28, 2021
The Global Solutions Summit 2021 supports the T20 and G20 under the Italian G20 Presidency. It brings together top researchers, policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives in a renowned global problem-solving process.
The Summit builds bridges between past G20 Presidencies and Indonesia and India in the coming two years. It will focus heavily on a Great Realignment in the post-COVID world, in the spirit of recoupling economic progress with social prosperity and environmental sustainability.
The Global Solutions Summit will take place virtually on May 27 and 28, 2021.
Contributions and panels will be available as video-on-demand after the Summit. REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS have free access to the live webstream program, chat discussions, polling and networking formats connecting all participants.
If you’d like to join the Global Solutions community in this, please apply for registration.
"The Global Solutions Summit is a real enrichment in the process of finding solutions."
– Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
"I urge the GSI to focus its efforts on building equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies."
– António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
Selected Confirmed Speakers
Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
Global Leader, Purpose, Policy and Corporate Responsibility, PwC
Executive VP for the European Green Deal,
for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
GlobeWomen Research & Education Institute
Chief Economic Advisor to
Chancellor Angela Merkel,
LUIS GUILLERMO SOLIS
Interim Director, Kimberly Green Latin American Caribbean Center, FIU
Professor of Economics,
University of Chicago
Permanent Representative of France to the OECD
Federal Minister of Finance, Germany
PAOLA TESTORI COGGI
Italian Technological Cluster
of Life Sciences Alisei
T20 Chair, Executive Vice President,
Federal Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Central Concept in 2021: The Great Realignment
The need for policymakers, business leaders and civil society to come together has perhaps never been greater. Global challenges that COVID-19 has accelerated and exacerbated are symptomatic of a deeper root cause: The economy is no longer working for society. We need to put people and our planet back at the centre of decision-making. For a better, more sustainable and more resilient new normal, we need to foster a Great Realignment in five areas:
Social realignment requires a focus on social prosperity, including a new social contract ensuring social cohesion.
Economic realignment demands a broader focus beyond economic prosperity and towards human well-being: a new conception of wealth.
Ecological realignment to offer the next generation a world at least as good as the current one. This requires a bold transition accepted and supported by society.
Governance realignment requires a polycentric governance approach with cooperation across governance levels to spark collective action.
Technological realignment calls for values and regulation to ensure that technological innovations benefit all.