ANTICIPATING & CREATING THE FUTURE: MANAGING OUR PLANET AS A SUSTAINABLE SYSTEM
Transforming the way we see ourselves on this planet, and our role as global citizens
THE GLOGO® SYSTEM – TOWARDS A NEW GLOBAL CULTURE
GLOGO® – is Gold Mercury’s global intelligence system for future thinking, monitoring global complexity, anticipating the future and preparing us all for the required transition to a new sustainable global culture. GLOGO® is focused on studying the future and identifying and monitoring the most critical global challenges, while developing invaluable intelligence, insights and foresights in the process.
ANTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE™: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE
In a world that will reach 9.1 billion people by 2050, increasingly interconnected problems cannot be addressed without involving all actors. It is evident now that we are not well prepared for the fast changing global, social, political, governance and economic challenges ahead. To better understand our world and our role in it, Gold Mercury has identified three different and co-existing realities. The 3 realities are:
1. Global Chaos – You don’t want to go there.
2. Global Stagnation – Neither forward nor backwards.
3. Global Sustainability- A safe and protected planet.
These three realities include events and decisions which are having a positive, stagnating or destructive impact on the future. Framing reality is a critical necessity in order to improve our understanding of the past, the present and the future. Within this discourse, the role of a strong global civil society (global citizenship) sharing universal values and a vision of cooperation is vital. The 3 different realities offer a framework to build a shared vision for the future (global sustainability) based on global citizenship and a culture of cooperation.
FRAMING THE FUTURE: OUR WORLD HAS 3 DIFFERENT REALITIES HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME
Global Citizenship: Creating a Planetary Perspective
ORIGIN OF THE GLOGO° BRAND: THE PLANET EARTH FLAG
Powerful imagery is critical to give us perspective on our planetary nature and our role as global citizens, inhabiting planet Earth and sharing universal values. We developed the GLOGO® Planet Earth flag to visualise this idea. It symbolises our place in the Universe as part of our solar system. The flag illustrates our star, the Sun, providing us with crucial energy. Our home, Planet Earth (*moving around the Sun at 67,000 miles per hour) is at the centre of the flag with our natural satellite, the Moon, orbiting around it. The other planets orbit the Sun, while a speeding comet symbolises the vastness and majesty of space.
The GLOGO® system aims to advance our conception of and role as global citizens living sustainably together on Planet Earth. The GLOGO® Global Governance System provides a new way of understanding our world and aims to create a new movement of global citizenship and a global identity based on sustainability, cooperative thinking and universal values.
Inter-Generational Equity: Join the New Phase
Join our Network
THE NEW PHASE: TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS TOWARDS GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP & SUSTAINABILITY
In the first day of the year 2000 we entered our third millennium; a new phase in our civilisation. Building positive future value across generations requires an anticipatory and ethical mindset based on a shared vision of tomorrow: THE NEW PHASE. Become part of the future: Create the companies, organisations, business models, products and services that will power a sustainable tomorrow. Crossing the chasm to Global Sustainability: with GLOGO, Gold Mercury aims to create a new supranational global ethic and mindset based on global citizenship; to counter the national and cultural short-termism of the past.
GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE FOR STRATEGIC
VISIONING & CORPORATE INNOVATION
Organising Global Complexity for Sustainable Globalisation: Are you prepared for the NEW paradigms of the Future?
DERIVING STRATEGIC VALUE OUT OF COMPLEXITY
Our world is a complex system consisting of vast interdependent parts; inextricably interlinked in how they drive global changes. GLOGO® organises the planet into eight global governance areas, with sustainability and business model innovation at its core. We call it: Synergy Design™. GLOGO® provides Gold Mercury and its clients with the best in-class intelligence, case studies and frameworks to assist organisations, businesses and governments in strategic visioning, and driving cultural transformation to create a sustainable future. Using this knowledge and intelligence, we develop anticipatory and sustainable strategies, as well as new business models, social innovations and collaborative partnerships.
ORGANISED COMPLEXITY: 8 Global Areas covering crucial global challenges and 1000’s of sub-areas and issues
Click on each area in the model below to see some examples of specific area challenges and issues.
Interactive Graphic: Global Governance Model
+ Apparel & Fashion
+ Citizenship and Identity
+ Entertainment & Leisure
+ Ethics and Philosophy
+ Ethnic Relations
+ Family Planning
+ Information & Media
+ Intellectual Property
+ Main Belief Systems & Ideologies
+ Management Theory
+ Media Piracy
+ Political Systems
+ Social Movements
+ Social Media & Networks
+ Travel & Tourism
GLOBAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
+ Chemicals & Materials
+ Cognitive Sciences
+ Emerging Technologies
+ Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
+ Environmental Sciences
+ Forensic Science
+ Information Technology and Computing
+ Material Sciences and Engineering
+ Nuclear and Weapons Technology
+ Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
+ Scientific Cooperation
+ Space Exploration
+ Space Sciences
+ Synthetic Biology
+ Environmental Health
+ Food, Drug and Radiation Safety
+ Health Care Systems
+ Health Ethics
+ Health Regulations
+ Infectious Diseases
+ Life Sciences
+ Maternal and Children's Health
+ Medical Sciences
+ Mental Health
+ Non-infectious Diseases
+ Nuclear Medicine Technology
+ Nutrition & Wellbeing
+ Occupational Health
+ Population Health
+ Sexual and Reproductive Health
+ Societal Epidemics
INTERNATIONAL LAW & HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
+ Animal Rights
+ Child Soldiers
+ Civilians and Armed Conflict
+ Comparative Law
+ Crimes Against Humanity
+ Customary Law
+ Death Penalty
+ Forced Migration & Refugees
+ Gender Equality & Women’s Rights
+ Government & Institutional
+ Humanitarian Intervention
+ Humanitarian Relief Efforts
+ Human Rights
+ Human Security
+ Human Trafficking & Slavery
+ Indigenous People
+ International Cooperation
+ Intellectual Property
+ International Criminal Law and Justice
+ Labour Rights
+ Laws of War
+ Legal Affairs
+ Natural Disasters Response
+ Networked Politics
+ Poverty Alleviation
+ Privacy Law
+ Regionalism/Regional Organisations
+ Animal Welfare
+ Biodiversity & Conservation
+ Biomimicry & Permaculture
+ Carrying Capacity
+ Climate Change
+ Forests, grasslands and drylands
+ Earth Studies
+ Emissions Management
+ Environmental Citizenship
+ Environmental Innovation
+ Environmental Justice
+ Environment and Transport
+ Green Infrastructure
+ Land Degradation
+ Nuclear Waste Management
+ Megacities, Urban Issues & Design
+ Ocean Acidification and Degradation
+ Oil Spill Response
+ Sources of Pollution
+ Sustainable Communities
+ Systems Ecology
+ Waste Management
+ Weather Patterns, Climate and Atmosphere
GLOBAL PEACE & SECURITY
+ Aerospace and Defence
+ Bio- and Chemical Security
+ Buffer Zones and Demilitarized zones
+ Conventional Arms & Military Technology
+ Crime/Criminal Networks
+ Cyber and Data Security
+ Drones (Unmanned aerial vehicles)
+ Drug Trafficking
+ Failed States
+ Geopolitics /Geodisputes
+ Intelligence Gathering
+ International Cooperation
+ Sanctions & Blockades
+ Landmines & Unexploded Ordnance
+ Maritime & Aviation Security
+ Missile Threats and Responses
+ Non Violent Revolutions
+ Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence
+ Peace Building
+ Peace Making and Cease-fires
+ Privatisation of Security
+ Small Arms
+ Sea Piracy
+ Soft Power
+ Space Security
+ Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
+ War and Conflict
GLOBAL ECONOMIC & SOCIAL POLICY
+ Business and Industry
+ Consumer Goods and Services
+ Corporate Social Responsibility
+ Corporate & Institutional Governance
+ Child Protection
+ Data and Statistics
+ Domestic Violence
+ Fair Trade
+ Finacial Services
+ Foreign Aid
+ International Trade
+ Labour Policy
+ Macroeconomics and Finance
+ Migration & Mobility of People
+ Monetary Systems
+ Social Development & Entrepreneurship
+ Social Integration & Activism
+ Social Security
+ Sustainability & Ecological Economics
+ Women's Empowerment
+ Automotive & Components
+ Capital goods
+ Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
+ Crop Management
+ Energy Security
+ Energy & Utilities
+ Farming, Agriculture & Horticulture
+ Food & Beverages
+ Food Security & Distribution
+ Habitat and Sustainable design
+ Freshwater Ecosystems
+ Mining & Materials
+ Mountains & Rivers
+ Non-renewable Energy
+ Population Growth
+ Real Estate & Property
+ Renewable Energy
+ State of Aquifers
+ Sustainable Consumption
+ Transportation & Mobility
+ Travel & Tourism
+ Water Conservation & Supply
GLOGO® offers a first practical step towards creating a global agenda and worldview to generate a greater global consciousness and citizenship. The GLOGO® 8 area Synergy Design Model is a registered® design and ©Gold Mercury International.
Join our Network
An Anticipatory Governance & Strategic Visioning Tool like no other.
The GLOGO® System provides the scale of awareness and future vision required to develop global strategies focused on sustainable outcomes.
-STRATEGIC BLIND SPOTS
-SOLUTIONS TO KEY ISSUES
-NEW BUSINESS MODELS
SYNERGY DESIGN™ BUILDING A BETTER WORLD
Developing Sustainable Business Model Innovation
A collaborative framework to solve the world’s greatest challenges through synergistic collaboration
SILO THINKING LEADS TO A DUPLICATION OF EFFORTS AND TIME WASTING
Our world is a complex system made up of interdependent parts. In contrast, our society and our institutions are structured around specialised areas operating in isolated, independent systems. This has created societies based on silo mentalities, which are unable to react to change. SILO THINKING leads to fragmentation, time-wasting and a duplication of efforts with very little cross-area cooperation and fertilisation to solve problems. Globalisation has brought home the realisation that sustainable solutions to global challenges must come from greater interdisciplinary collaboration and the alignment of the different areas of our global system.
Two approaches to the future of collaboration and cooperation
OLD MODELS ARE FAILING – BUSINESS AND SOCIETY NEED TO BE RE-INVENTED
Companies, governments and organisations are realising that their business or economic models have become obsolete and can no longer be sustained. Merely benchmarking or copying someone else’s business or economic model might not work either. As you read this, new challenges and disruptive technologies are transforming entire industries and global areas. Identifying the future paradigms and responding with the appropriate business models, social models or economic models is crucial.
BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION – SYNERGY DESIGN IN ACTION<
What’s required is the creation of a new way of thinking about our world. This would be one which allows us to identify and maximise synergy across different global areas. Gold Mercury’s Synergy Design ™ offers a systematic approach to innovation, providing a range of powerful tools and intelligence to understand, challenge, differentiate and re-design existing business models. Through Synergy Design ™ we illustrate the power of collaboration, cooperation and co-creation in solving the world greatest challenges and re-inventing industry paradigms while overcoming the silo mentalities of the past in order to achieve a more sustainable planet.
Synergy Design Methodology– How does it work?
A. We Identify a Global Issue or Challenge and Create a Project
Using GLOGO® we identify and select a global challenge or issue and generate a project. ie. How will we cope with food shortages in the future?
ORGANISED COMPLEXITY: With GLOGO® we can determine how issues and trends from different areas are interconnected and how they will affect a particular topic/area.
B. Create a Superstar Team
GLOGO® puts together a superstar project team comprised of key experts and thinkers from our Gold Mercury Network to join the project, adding different experiences, perspectives and ideas, resulting in a multidisciplined global challenge taskforce.
The Gold Mercury Network’s combined power integrates ideas, knowledge and people collaborating to solve challenges.
C. Deliver Synergy Design™
Using our Synergy Design methodology, the team synthesise all intelligence and deliver potential solutions and new models by combining the power of collaboration.
The team delivers the Synergy Design Report outlining the best ideas and emerging paradigms to innovate the area or issue, which includes opportunities.
Join our Network
An example of Synergy Design™ in action
How issues from different areas are identified and connected including consequences and potential solutions.
RATING GOVERNANCE & FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY
GLOGO®: Providing sustainable vision for global citizens
GLOGO®‘s 5 level governance rating scale determines how global events and decisions advance or destroy sustainable progress in the different global areas and challenges of our model. By subscribing to GLOGO® Rating Alerts, people will be able to better understand the state of our world and the impact of global decisions and events on sustainability and our common future.
GLOGO®’s system is supported by our team of analysts and our constantly growing global network of experts (Gold Mercury Network) in all areas included in our model.
Use the interactive graphic below to explore the GLOGO® rating system and its different applications
Interactive Graphic: GLOGO Rating System
Join our Network
GLOGO®: A system with true meaning mapping the state of our world in real time, year after year
GLOGO®’s global platform monitors key global areas, challenges and emerging paradigms. GLOGO®’s ratings monitor and alert the impact of global governance, decisions and events on global sustainability, providing a new and much needed way for global citizens to understand reality and the future.
GOLD MERCURY NETWORK
GOLD MERCURY NETWORK: a global network of the leading thinkers and doers in our planet
The Gold Mercury Network is our expert network of key specialists, leading thinkers and expert sources. The Gold Mercury Network includes international organisations, think tanks, academic institutions, the media, the private sector and individuals that actively contribute to the advancement of sustainable globalisation. The Gold Mercury Network is continuously updated with new organisations, institutions, areas and issues.
A network with four dimensions
We could say that the Gold Mercury Network is a four dimensional network.
1) It is global in nature, incorporating people and organisations from all continents.
2) It is local, including the best knowledge in different countries.
3) It is multidisciplinary, incorporating expertise on many subject areas.
4) It is multi-sectorial, looking at the different sectors in the different global areas.
Join our Network
The Gold Mercury Network is organised according to the eight areas of Gold Mercury’s Global Governance Model. Visit the Global Expert Network section to enquire about becoming a member of our global network and for further information about the Gold Mercury Network.