The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils are the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking to shape a sustainable and inclusive future for all.
The network convenes more than 800 of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from academia, government, business and civil society, grouped in expertise-based, thematic councils. It is an invitation-only community, and members are nominated for a one-year period.
In a global environment marked by short-term and siloed thinking, the Global Future Councils foster interdisciplinary and long-range approaches. They provide thought leadership on key global challenges, and the impact and governance of emerging technologies through:
Scoping and monitoring trends and developments
Contextualizing global shifts within the main regional or national frameworks
Deepening understanding of the drivers and enablers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on global systems
Informing the World Economic Forum’s strategic initiatives
Highlighting the implications of these dynamics for decision-makers
Members of the network meet each year at the Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and virtually, several times a year. They also develop recommendations and integrate their findings into World Economic Forum activities such as the Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters and regional and industry events, as well as global decision-making processes.