Mobilizing leadership networks for food, health, and prosperity solutions.

The Global Action Platform is dedicated to building a growing  leadership movement to advance scalable, sustainable solutions for abundant food, health, and prosperity.  To build this network and knowledge base, we convene the following events.

Global Action Summits

The Global Action Summit is the most dynamic, agile, innovative and fastest growing forum for today’s global leaders in food, health, and prosperity. The invitation-only event is the anchor convening event of the Global Action Platform and is hosted annually in Nashville, Tennessee in November. The Summit convenes top senior level decision makers from the corporate, government, academic, media and NGO communities from around the world with a distinct focus on creating abundance through innovation in food, health and prosperity. The Summit is guided by a distinguished international steering committee and informed by extraordinary partners that include the World Bank, United Nations, KPMG, The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, Vanderbilt Medical Center (CRC), UC Davis, the Diplomatic Courier, among many others.

Global Action Forums

UN Leadership Forum

A high level leadership forum advancing Sustainable Development Goals 1-3, with a focus on comprehensive rural and urban development models for UN delegates and invited world leaders. The Forum occurs during UNGA week at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

World Bank Forum

 A leadership forum for banking, investment, and business leaders at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC.  The Forum presents findings and strategies relevant to economic and business development in creating abundance through innovation in food, health, and prosperity.

National Press Club Forum

A forum for journalists and media leaders at the National Press Club, presented in collaboration with the Diplomatic Courier.  The forum presents findings on major trends in food, health, and prosperity by global experts from the Global Action Platform alliance networks.


A series of curated programs created to bridge the gaps and build relationships and shared knowledge among investment, business, and university leaders concerning cluster economic development models that connect local capital, entrepreneurship, and research to propel inclusive prosperity.

Global Action Fellows

The Global Action Fellows Program enables outstanding students and young professionals to participate in a life-changing educational leadership experience. Fellows are top undergraduate/graduate students and young professionals from universities and partner organization networks around the world who are selected by their participating institutions to attend the annual Global Action Summit.  At the Summit, Fellows learn and practice 21st Century skills that prepare them to address critical issues in the creation of abundance through innovation in food, health, and prosperity. 

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Global Action Projects

Global Action Platform engages the world’s top experts and leaders and then applies these ideas in Urban & Rural Living Laboratories, investments, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures.