Megatrend: Sharing Global Responsibility
Between now and 2030, the world will be characterized by greater global complexity. What problems will result from this? We predict that international crises and serious risks of environmental pollution will affect virtually every country in the world. These developments show how interconnected and vulnerable the world is and will lead to a greater awareness of global responsibility.
The challenge will be to consolidate the different viewpoints of developed and developing countries. Collectively, the G20 economies account for 85% of global gross national product, 80% of world trade (including intra-EU trade) and two-thirds of the world population. In 2010, a global standard for social responsibility was launched for all kinds of organizations. 90 countries back the new standard, including many developing countries.
Power of NGOs
The number of international NGOs has increased 65%, from 4,620 in 1991 to 7,628 in 2007. For the period up to 2030, we expect the growth rate to slow down slightly due to increasing governmental influence on responsibility sharing and the rising number of mergers between individual NGOs.
Between now and 2030, the philosophy of giving will change further – away from conventional philanthropy (supporting major nonprofit institutions) to venture and catalytic philanthropy. Venture philanthropy refers to supporting a social business with financial, intellectual or human capital. In addition, the donors sometimes act also as mentors or consultants for the nonprofits or take positions on their boards. Catalytic philanthropy goes a step further: here the donors aim to catalyze a campaign that achieves measurable impact on a social issue they are deeply concerned about.