Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

The Global Economic Symposium 2014 seeks solutions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Restructuring Economies, Transforming Societies

Over the past few decades, the world has embarked on a course that is unsustainable, inequitable and inadequate in terms of

  • environmental degradation, depletion of natural resources, and transfers between and within generations;
  • income and wealth distribution;
  • global governance.

Overcoming these problems requires us to restructure our economies to promote effective and sustainable growth, and transform our social practices to balance the pursuit of financial wealth with recognition of the value of equity, community and the quality of life.

Global Economic Symposium 2013 (GES) from Sebastian Schultze on Vimeo.

The Global Economic Symposium (GES) is meant to give a new impetus on this. It initiates a strategic dialogue between leaders from the worlds of academia, business, politics and civil society incorporating the findings of recent research.

The GES aims to build communities to come up with concrete action plans, business strategies, civil initiatives and research agenda. It is an absolutely inspiring atmosphere when approximately 600 international decision makers from different paths of life / professions, countries and cultures come together and exchange their ideas and knowledge to develop solutions on current global problems.

This year’s GES takes place from September 6 to 8, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur!


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Hi all – my name is Ole, and I’m the head of In my opinion, the Internet is going to play an essential role in coping with global future challenges. Currently, I see economic globalization and global governance as the two most central issues. These trends, and how they interact with others like demographic change and security, make the lives of people around the world complex and insecure, and make it tougher for political and economic decision-makers to make good long-term decisions. We need new rules and methods for decision-making. Dear politicians: please consider all of us when you make important choices. It’s our world, not yours. Please follow me also on my personal blog