Global Movements
Why is collaboration so important?
One Global Movement - One Global Vision - Many Local Actions

Sustainability is on the agenda of every nation, every organisation, and many citizens today; it is a global movement that cannot be ignored. If we do nothing, unsustainable global trends will impact businesses over the next twenty years, as well as governments and civil society organisations. These trends range from climate change to ecosystem decline, from energy insecurity to water scarcity. They affect resource management, poverty, economic justice, food security,  demographic change, population growth, and more. Those who are confronted with sustainability challenges notice another global trend: solutions cannot be found in isolation. Collaboration among different actors is paramount; it is also the sole route to successfully addressing the challenges we face.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead
Global Movement: The Club of Rome

The Club of Rome is an organisation of individuals who share a common concern for the future of humanity and strive to make a difference. The members are notable scientists, economists, businessmen, high-level civil servants, and former heads of state from around the world. Their efforts are supported by the Secretariat in Winterthur, Switzerland, the European Research Centre, registered in Constance, Germany, and National Associations in more than 30 countries.
The Club of Rome conducts research and hosts debates, conferences, lectures, high-level meetings, and events. The Club also publishes a limited number of peer-reviewed “Reports to the Club of Rome”, the most famous of which is “The Limits to Growth“.
The Club of Rome’s mission is to promote understanding of the global challenges facing humanity and to propose solutions through scientific analysis, communication, and advocacy. Recognising the interconnectedness of today’s global challenges, the Club of Rome’s distinct perspective is holistic, systemic, and long-term. As a full member of the Club of Rome, Dr. Petra Kuenkel, with her wide range of professional background, belongs to this global movement network.


The Art of Leading Collectively
Co-Creating a Sustainable, Socially Just Future

The new book by Dr. Petra Kuenkel with foreword by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker, is a guide to collaborative impact for leaders in industry, government, and social change networks.

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Global Movement: The UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. It is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

The UN Global Compact supports companies to:

  1. Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and
  2. Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.

CLI has a partnership with some national UN Global Compact chapters to build capacity among corporate participants in stakeholder collaboration and collective leadership.


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