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Using Global Action Networks to Create the Future Together

Steve Waddell

 with Steve Waddell

Global Action Networks (GANs) are a different approach from traditional ways of adressing critical global challenges such as climate change, inequality, war, disease, and environmental degradation.

They are multi-stakeholder networks that span geographical, institutional, and sectoral boundaries to effect systemic change. Because they involve systems thinking and are designed to build connections and trust, they lead to superior results. 

Examples include the United Nations Global Compact, Transparency International, The Climate Group, Social Accountability International, the Principles for Responsible Investment and the Global Reporting Initiative.

Join author, consultant, researcher and educator Steve Waddell, who coined the term Global Action Networks,  to learn how GANs came about, key concepts and approches they share, and their promise to address critical global issues.

About Steve Waddell

Steve heads Networking for Action in Boston, MA. Learn more about Steve's work here. Get the table of contents and chapter one of Steve's book Global Action Networks: Creating Our Future Together, published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2011, here

"Steve Waddell's research and writing have led the way in building up our understanding of Global Action Networks--and so in our ability to work with this critically-important new way of addressing our most complex and vital social challenges."--Adam Kahane, author of Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change; Partner, Reos Partners


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