Our Past & Our Future

2008 – 2030 and Beyond

In January 2007, in a common, yet separate effort to improve the state of the world, both the World Economic and World Social Forums were held – one in Switzerland, the richest country on earth, and one in Kenya, East Africa, flanked by civil wars, droughts and refugee camps.

Both forums held meetings on how to increase GDP for those living below a dollar a day. Yet, those with the economic and political force to shape global policies were at one event, while those most vulnerable were at another.

In the midst of this disparity, the threat of increasing Climate Change, depletion of the earth’s primary resources and other environmental challenges, hung in the balance. To address the growing social divides and communication gulfs between those most in need of systemic change, and those with the capacity to create it, a new, remarkably inclusive framework for collaboration was called for.

Nov. 16-18, 2008, 200 environmental, humanitarian and business leaders gathered in San Francisco to lay the bedrock of a new system for collaboration with the potential to change history– one that harnesses the unique strength of each citizen, business, and organization to build a sustainable future.

Olympic Convergence

After laying its foundations in California; in 2012, to bring the vision of mass collaboration into the global spotlight, THE GLOBAL SUMMIT™ set course to coincide with one of the greatest examples of a peaceful convergence: the Olympic Games.

Having expanded its global mission in London 2012 and Rio 2016, The Global Summit continues it’s Olympic legacy in Tokyo 2020. 

Beyond Tokyo 2020, seeds are being sown in Cape Town for 2022, as the Paris Olympics of 2024 awaits.

Vision 2030

With a mandate to protect Human Rights and life on Earth (thus protecting rights of future generations), a multi-stakeholder policy action and emergency response protocol effectively compliments and evolves the nation-state model to transparently honor the voices and inherent sovereignty of all people regardless of to whom and where they were born.

& beyond…

Humanity is thriving within the limits of a thriving planet;

Climate Change is transformed, 17 SDGs are met, and we enjoy a zero waste circular economy;

Every child born inherits the birthright of a regenerative future and the sacred responsibility to pass it on.

This is possible because of the visionary courageous leaders and movements that chose Future Generations.