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SoL@Night - Global Action Networks:  Creating our Future Together

4/26/2011
When: Tuesday, April 26
5:30 Networking; 6:00 Presentation
Where: Interaction Institute for Social Change
70 Fargo Street
Boston, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Sherry Immediato

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Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM (Networking 5:30 - 6:00; presentation at 6:00 PM
Co-sponsored by SoL and the Interaction Institute for Social Change

Location: Interaction Institute for Social Change
70 Fargo Street, Suite 908, Boston, MA

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Traditional approaches to address big global challenges such as climate change, inequality, war, disease, and environmental degradation are proving inadequate. Over the last 20 years, a new strategy involving multi-stakeholder global change networks is providing a robust alternative. These Global Action Networks (GANs) are a new type of organization – as different from non-profits, governments and businesses as those are from each other. These GANs hold the potential to become a form of major global governance in the 21st century. Examples include the UN Global Compact, Transparency International, The Climate Group, Social Accountability International, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Global Reporting Initiative.

These networks are the focus of a new book titled Global Action Networks: Creating our Future Together.

We invite you to join us for an evening with author Steve Waddell. We celebrate his work and are eager to hear the story behind the story!

Marianne Hughes, Executive Director
Interaction Institute for Social Change

Sherry Immediato, Trustee
SoL, the Society for Organization Learning

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Some comments about the book:

"All the great challenges of our time, from climate change to poverty, require private actors to be part of the solution. The search is on to build and nurture effective collaborations so that individual actions become transformative movements within and across countries and regions. Steve Waddell is showing us what works and what doesn’t in the rapidly evolving world of Global Action Networks. This book is not only a superb analysis of the current state of affairs. It also shows pathways for a better future."

Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Office

"The concept of Global Action Networks is important for understanding a new, fascinating reality for different actors of governance addressing critical issues in the world. With this book Steve is making a valuable contribution to advancing both the concept and the practice of strengthening governance at every level."

Peter Eigen, Founder – Transparency International (TI) and Chairman – Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

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