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Die globale Elite von morgen stellt sich vor

Parallel zum World Economic Forum, dem alljährlichen Treffen der weltweiten Führungspersönlichkeiten aus Wirtschaft und Politik, stellt Junge Karriere.com den Nachwuchs der globalen Elite, die so genannten "Global Leaders For Tomorrow" vor. Die Global Leaders erläutern, warum sie in diesen elitären Kreis berufen wurden, welchen Weg die globale wirtschaftliche Entwicklung ihrer Ansicht nach gehen wird und was sie dazu beitragen wollen.

English versionAlljährlich kürt das Managing Board des World Economic Forum unter Vorsitz von Professor Klaus Schwab 100 "Global Leaders For Tomorrow" (GLT). Die GLTs dürfen höchstens 37 Jahre alt sein, müssen in ihrem jeweiligen Bereich oder Land schon beträchtliche Verantwortung tragen, sich aber auch über ihren engeren Tätigkeitsbereich hinaus für die Gesellschaft engagiert haben. Erwartet wird, dass die GLTs in Zukunft - auch global - eine wichtige Rolle spielen werden.

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Das World Economic Forum, das in diesem Jahr erstmals nicht in Davos sondern vom 31. Januar bis 4. Februar in New York stattfindet, vereint unter dem Leitthema "Re-evaluating Leadership and Governance" mehrere Hundert führende Vertreter der 1.000 größten Unternehmen der Welt sowie Persönlichkeiten aus Politik und Kultur. Erwartet werden in diesem Jahr unter anderem auch Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder und Deutsche Bank-Chef Breuer. Mit dieser Aktion schafft Junge Karriere.com den GLTs über die Großveranstaltung in New York hinaus ein permanentes Forum und wird die Aktionen der GLTs 2002 auch in den kommenden Wochen weiter verfolgen.


The Global Leaders for Tomorrow Programme

The World Economic Forum has developed a special community entitled "Global Leaders for Tomorrow" (GLT). The GLTs are considered as an integral part of the World Economic Forum communities within the Centre for the Global Agenda (CGA).

The CGA defines key issues on the global agenda of concern to forum members and constituents and, on selected issues, monitor and make progress towards advancing solutions. These issues encompass identity and culture, economic growth, environmental sustainability, peace and security, good governance, social equity, health and nutrition. The Center will act as an advanced warning system in spotting emerging trends and issues.

Therefor, as one of its constituencies, the Global Leaders for Tomorrow should reflect the aims and objectives the CGA serves and launch initiatives to follow up on a selected subset of those issues.

Criterias to become a GLT

The World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders for Tomorrow (GLTs) are men and women of no more than 36 years of age on the year of their nomination, holding positions of considerable power, influence and responsibility, and who are global in terms of their accomplishments and potential. They have demonstrated leadership and commitment in adressing social issues beyond their immediate professional interest. The GLTs come from business, politics, public interest groups, the media, the arts and sciences. The selection process aims at having 50% business and 50% non business GLTs.

In line with the World Economic Forum's commitment to building partnerships between business and society to improve the state of the world, the GLTs are integrated into the activities of the World Economic Forum with the objective of identifying and addressing in proactive, innovative and entrepreneurial ways, future-oriented issues on the global agenda.

Selection Process
How and when are nominations collected?

Nominations are submitted throughout the year from current Global Leaders for Tomorrow and from members of the World Economic Forum and its broad constituency. The Forum also collects applications from external sources, which include the Internet, and major international journals such as The Economist, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, and other well-known regional newspapers and magazines.

How and when are nominees evaluated and by whom?

The World Economic Forum researches all proposals and establishes a list of candidates. Nominees are evaluated and ranked in-house with input from the Directors of the Centre for Regional Strategies, the Centre for Global Industries and the Centre for the Global Agenda in spring each year. For the evaluation process, the geographic distribution, male/female ratios, and activity sector (business and not-for-profit) are all taken into consideration.

The list of the top 100 candidates is submitted to an external nominations review committee and then to the Forum’s Managing Board for approval. The successful nominees are contacted by the President of the World Economic Forum.

The activities of Global Leaders for Tomorrow

By participating to specific activities and projects of the World Economic Forum (GLT Summits, Regional summits, Annual Meetings) and by creating GLT Task Forces built around specific global projects initiated by one or more GLTs. These Task Forces and their work programmes must be approved by the World Economic Forum (see attached the detailed list of our active GLT Task Force initiatives).

To facilitate processes of developing and sharing ideas, opinions and knowledge and to create a real community spirit, GLTs are invited for the first three years after nomination to a special GLT programme at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum are invited for the first five years after nomination to an annual GLT Summit and to regional activities of the World Economic Forum.

The GLT Team

Although the GLTs have the overall responsibility for their community they are supported by a special GLT team (glt@weforum.org) within the World Economic Forum. The team manages the nomination process, coordinates the GLT Task Forces and the GLT activities including the GLT Summit, and represents a hub for the GLT community.

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Dieser Artikel ist erschienen am 01.02.2002