Through innovative analytical tools, political access to key government and private players worldwide and a multi-disciplinary approach, which takes into account a very broad range of possibilities, arising from the interplay of economics, politics, society, religion and security factors, SFG utilizes a wide spectrum of human resources and frequently publishes in-depth reports in a reader friendly style that is easily used by decision and opinion makers.
In 2006, Strategic Foresight Group along with Geneva based Horasis group, headed by Dr. Frank-Jurgen Richter, former director of the World Economic Forum, introduced the seminar series Managing Global Challenges. Dr. Richter advises leading business companies on globalisation strategies. He has lived, studied and worked in Asia for almost a decade where he developed and managed European multinationals’ Asia operations. Dr Richter has authored and edited 25 books on global strategy. His most recent books include: Global Future (Wiley, 2005) and China: Enabling a New Era of Changes (Wiley, 2003).
The seminar series is for business and government leaders o the future state of the world, emerging global strategies, dynamics of globalization and sustainability. The seminar provides participants with analytical tools to develop strategic foresight and shows how to redefine their role in today’s fiercely competitive economics. The seminars are conducted as a blend of lectures, case studies and scenario workshops. Each seminar is custom made, focusing on one or more of the issues facing the country at whose request it is conducted to address the specific needs of the client. The seminar series is unique as it draws upon a number of resources not available to the general public. These include:
- Insight from interaction with global leaders
- Multi-disciplinary research laboratory at SFG offices in Mumbai
- Policy exposure of seminar leaders to China, India, the Middle East. Europe and North America
- Combination of ground level experience and sophisticated conceptual tools
- Exposure to decision making in government as well as business
The Managing Global Challenges Seminar engages the participants in collaborative learning about long term trends and discontinuities facing their countries and sectors.
SFG also plans to organise bilateral and regional forums to provide opportunities to participants from two or more countries to engage in collaborative learning about long-term trends and discontinuities affecting the relations between the concerned countries. All SFG events will be high value, exclusive and informed networking opportunities. They will enable the participants to expand their minds and to look beyond the horizon.
SFG regularly provides board room and committee briefings. It has been a resource for:
In the Public Sector: International Development Committee of the UK House of Commons, Standing Committee on External Affairs of the Indian Parliament, Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Defence Commission, the World Bank, etc.
In the Private Sector: World Economic Forum Annual Meetings at Davos, Investment Week Masterclass, Young Presidents Organisation, Technology Leadership Council, etc.