Last year, the GPF focused on trust, and argued that without it we cannot manage the dangers we face nor steward the resources we share. Without it we cannot address large problems together. Yet according to the Edelman Trust Barometer, we face a global trust deficit, one that could rob of us of our ability to solve.
This year we will focus on the antithesis of the trust deficit, and its cure. This year we will focus on social capital: the product of overlapping and reciprocal relationships of cooperation that allow societies to function. We will explore the ways in which leaders in all sectors are modelling collaborative problem-solving, addressing real world dangers, and building social capital in the process.