stakeholder dialogues

How we work



– Topic. GLA members propose topics to the theme’s commission.


– Choice. Relevant topics that fit within our main global themes are accepted if there are sufficient members willing and able to participate in Phase II (its scoping and preparation).



– Scoping. Members convene to discuss the objectives, the scope and the format/agenda.


– Preparation.  Research support is secured, good framing of the issue is ensured, content is developed and stakeholders are mapped.  Leaders of key stakeholders are identified and invited. 



– Dialogue.  A carefully crafted stakeholder dialogue process leads to an outcome that meets the expectations of the participating stakeholders. The dialogue combines individual work with group work.


– Outcome. The team synthesizes the results in a report. The participants decide what to do with the results. 

Next Dialogues


Sustainability and Prosperity

Politicians are on a short term leash.  They face the next election. Yet inverting climate change for example is a long term gain with short term pains.  Leaders risk being thrown out if they choose the long term.  Is sustainability compatible with prosperity and democracy?

Tanja Kleinsorge and Lisa Kuhn lead the Sustainability and Prosperity dialogue.


Economic Sanctions

While sanctions can be an effective tool, their overuse and the lack of multilateral support often undermine their objectives.  More than ever sanctions are being used as a tool to deter or punish. How can sanctions work while limiting collatoral damage?


On March 22nd, 2022, the Global Leaders Assembly organized an event at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service:
“Sanctioning Russia: a roundtable discussion on economic sanctions, their effectiveness and the potential long-term implications and consequences”. Download the free Report here.


Laura Brank is the Chair of our Economic Sanctions Committee.

Past Dialogues


Reimagining Global Leadership

The outcome of this dialogue was a plan to bring leaders of civil society, government and business together to solve global problems.