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Global Future Councils

The World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils is the world’s foremost multistakeholder and interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking to shape a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future. Each council’s insights are taken forward by the Forum’s ongoing initiatives, communities and meetings to ensure impact.

The Network is an invitation-only community. Members join for a two-year term. It works as a time-bound think-tank and convenes around 600 of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from academia, government, international organizations, business, and civil society, grouped in expertise-based thematic councils. The current term started in March 2023 and will end in December 2024.


The Network helps to identify and disseminate transformative ideas with the potential for global impact. The Global Future Council members provide strategic insights, scientific evidence, forward guidance, and multidisciplinary understanding of major issues through three pillars:

Fresh ideas and innovative thinking: Nurturing cutting-edge and disruptive ideas and developing the foresight to identify and shape key areas

Grounding in expertise and evidence: Providing a foundation for data-, evidence-, fact- and research-based public-private cooperation 

Interdisciplinary and systems approach:  Connecting the dots between established and frontier issues and integrating thought leaders from business, academia, civil society, government and international organizations

Find out more about the Network of the Global Future Councils.

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