INSPIRATION: THE G20
The Group of Twenty (G20) membership is comprised of the 19 countries with the largest economies in the world plus the European Union. It is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation and decision-making. Collectively, the G-20 economies account for around 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade (or, if excluding EU intra-trade, 75%), and two-thirds of the world population.
G20 leaders (the presidents, prime ministers, or heads of state of each member country) are the most influential, elite, and, arguably, most-powerful individuals in the world. They meet annually to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy, reform international financial institutions, improve financial regulation and implement the key economic reforms that are needed in each member economy. Underpinning these meetings is a year-long program of meetings among senior officials and of working groups coordinating policy on specific issues.
The G20 is an apt model for global cooperation in today’s world. Its response to the global financial crisis is a testament to the impact G20 members can make when working together. It has put in place measures to limit the collapse of financial markets and helped maintain consumer and business confidence.
Over the past six years, the G20 has framed the world’s efforts to restore growth and build the resilience of financial institutions and national economies. It led the world out of an economic crisis and through the initial stages of the recovery. With the world now free from immediate economic crisis, the G20 can increasingly shift its attention to driving practical actions that will lead to sustained global growth.
the gross world product accounted for by G-20 economies
Each influencer commits to reach a collective goal of raising $1.2 million per year (approximately $100,000/month).
This achievement will give 50,000 people each year safe, clean water for the rest of their lives.