RESEARCH AGENDA


Over five decades of experience in monitoring our world and developing foresight tools and global intelligence.

OUR KEY RESEARCH AREAS

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, GLOBALISATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

GLOGO: Our Global Governance Model proposes a new framework to understand global complexity and organises our planet into eight global governance areas with sustainability at its core.

Our present research agenda focuses on the idea that global sustainability cannot be achieved without the clear understanding of how global complexity works at different levels and how it affects both people and our planet. The Global Governance Monitoring System evaluates and delivers ratings on the complex interplay between governance (decision-making) and sustainability (planetary balance), rationalising and explaining how our planet works and showing the importance of sustainable decision-making for our common future.

CORPORATE VISIONING & ANTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE

Anticipatory Governance transforms short-term oriented decision-making strategies and practices into long-term policies and agendas with vision and foresight.

The results are evidence-based decisions on informed meta-trends in order to create our future with the most efficient and sustainable use of people and resources. Our Corporate Vision® and Anticipatory Governance™ areas analyse new ways of thinking and innovative ways of envisioning and integrating the future in management and policy. Anticipatory Governance™ requires Visionary Leaders to forego short-term gains for long-term cooperative goals.

BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION

We know that at the heart of business transformation or social change lies BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION.

Most global consultancies seem to have magic lanterns, guaranteeing some form of magic growth, constant leadership and endless innovation. We do not believe in growth for growth’s sake works anymore. Smart investors look for companies with great clarity and purpose about their future. Future growth must have sustainable meaning.

We believe that the best and most profitable growth, leadership and innovation comes from developing new and sustainable business models and solutions that solve real challenges and address the needs of people. We use our globalisation model, our knowledge network and our business model innovation framework to identify and generate projects that aim to find the new business models of the future.

GLOBAL IDENTITY AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

In a complex and uncertain world, citizens the world over have become disenfranchised by their governments lack of leadership and inability to present clear and credible strategies for the future.

From the individual and local community to the regional and ultimately global perspective, there is a reciprocal failure in the ability of existing systems of governance to identify with citizens of all nations. We believe that an emerging global society is in the making and is becoming a crucial part of future public opinion and governance. To achieve global sustainability, we need the full engagement of a global civil society in world governance (the global citizens). We work towards creating frameworks and tools that will increase the awareness and participation in world affairs of global citizens who share common universal values promoting a more just and sustainable world.

GOLD MERCURY NETWORK

We have an unparalleled network of expert sources, thinkers and partners that includes international organisations, diplomacy, the private sector, think tanks, academia, the media and civil society.

The Gold Mercury Network includes the world’s most comprehensive network of visionary experts and organisations that share our mission of building new ideas, frameworks and models for sustainable globalisation and  cooperative global governance.

The Gold Mercury Network allows us to quickly access leading experts and  form multidisciplinary teams to co-create global futures and find direct answers, new avenues and possible solutions to global issues. We call this  co-creative approach: Synergy Design™.

OVER FIVE DECADES OF RESEARCH DEVELOPING PRACTICAL TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND OUR WORLD

Our research efforts initially focused on international cooperation through trade with other nations and advancing corporate governance practices. The initial pillar of our thinking was the understanding that, in a world without peace, there cannot be long-term progress: ‘An unsustainable world where only the profiteers thrive and the people suffer.’ We have always focused on the critical issues of the time, from economic uncertainty, regional and national conflicts, failed states and Cold War relations to the development of the European Union, the launch of the Euro, humanitarian issues and sustainable development.

However, as the world has increased in complexity, our research agenda has gradually added more meta-themes and challenges which deal with anticipating and understanding key global trends and emerging paradigms. Our research continues to find new future frameworks for strategic vision development and to advance sustainable governance and globalisation.

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