Global Future Councils (2008; Geneva; weforum.org)

The World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils involves 700+ “premier thought leaders” grouped in >80 issue-focused Councils “committed to addressing the most pressing issues and opportunities of our time and aiming to provide new thinking and solutions.” The Members meet annually at the Summit on the Global Agenda, “the world’s largest brainstorming event,” hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates.