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Global Future Councils

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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' engagement

Members of the network meet 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.

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