About the GBPC About the GBPC

For more than 20 years, A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council (GBPC) has been dedicated to helping business and government leaders worldwide anticipate and plan for the future. It's about powerfully imagining what may come, and in an ever-more turbulent world, our mission is more important than ever.


Mission
The GBPC carries out its mandate in three ways. It holds meetings across the world to address current and emerging issues affecting the global business environment. It conducts original and cutting-edge research on business-relevant topics. And working with A.T. Kearney’s consultants, it grounds its thinking with concrete project-related work in international management consulting.

History

For nearly 25 years, A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council (GBPC) has been dedicated to helping business and government leaders worldwide anticipate and plan for the future. It's about powerfully imagining what may come, and in an ever-more turbulent world, our mission is more important than ever.

Paul A. Laudicina, A.T. Kearney chairman emeritus, and GBPC chairman launched the GBPC in 1991 as a strategic service for the world’s top CEOs and business-minded thought leaders. The rationale for the newly-formed GBPC was as compelling then as it continues to be today: The need for corporate, government, and academic leaders to come together to discuss key business issues in a world of sweeping and disruptive geopolitical, economic, social, and technological change.

Paul institutionalized this approach by founding the CEO Retreat, a small and highly personalized group of world-class thought leaders assembled annually to decipher the big issues of the day and to compare notes on strategies to address them. He also launched a research program with key thought-leadership products such as the annual FDI Confidence Index—a forward-looking survey of international business leaders on where they intend to put their direct investment. Subsequently the GBPC launched a number of strategic advisory services aimed at providing private and public-sector leaders with the kind of long-range vision that they so badly need.

Over a quarter century has passed since the GBPC convened its first CEO Retreat in Vienna, and the world has continued to change rapidly. As a result, the GBPC’s mission—to help business and government leaders worldwide anticipate and plan for the future—has never been more critical.

   

Introduction to the GBPC

Paul Laudicina, Chairman, Global Business Policy Council, Partner, and Chairman Emeritus, A.T. Kearney discusses the mission of the GBPC and highlights the GBPC's continuing work to help government and business leaders plan for the future in a world of change.

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