Published: Feb. 14, 2015

Seeds of Change: Responding to Global Change in a Bottom-up World

Many believe that global institutions and frameworks are failing to generate necessary progress on issues such as climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity, food security, and poverty eradication; and that state, tribal and local governments, and communities, innovative companies, social and technology entrepreneurs, NGOs, impact investors, consumers, and philanthropists increasingly are taking the lead in creating bottom-up solutions to these challenges. 

The conference explored this dynamic in detail, with an emphasis on the drivers behind these ground-level innovations, and on how they can better “filter up” to inform the global conversations occurring on how best to address the various dimensions of “global change”.