International Council

The GLF International Council is a group of organisations and individuals who recognize the importance of GLF’s work and support the Foundation financially. Its membership is by invitation.
 

GLF values input from its supporters in the business community who share the view that improving governance represents one of the biggest challenges of our time.

With democracies around the world under increasing stress in the face of technological innovation, mass migrations, populism, ultra-nationalism, political paralysis and economic anxiety, government institutions are often proving to be either weak and ineffective or rigid and authoritarian. Increasingly transnational actors, such multinational companies, international non-governmental organisations and various opinion-formers wield great power and influence and help shape the environment in which states and political leaders act.

GLF therefore sees its partners in the business community as a great asset, as their reliable local information and strategic networks mean that members of the GLF International Council are often able to offer ideas and links to our Projects team. Occasionally the opportunity may arise for direct participation in a particular project - for example, to provide independent advice on how to promote a positive climate for foreign investment, or how to restructure development activities to alleviate poverty and the causes of civil conflict, and thus help people in troubled lands move into more productive lives.

The level of involvement of members of the International Council is entirely at their discretion. The group does not meet formally nor make collective decisions but its Members are consulted individually, on an occasional basis, by the GLF CEO and Projects Director.

Members of the GLF International Council are invited to participate in the Foundation's Annual Meetings where they are actively encouraged to contribute their specialist knowledge to GLF's strategic direction, to share best case practice from the private sector, and to enrich debate on how GLF might contribute to the solution of complex problems in various countries.

GLF International Council Members are kept informed of the Foundation's activities by the GLF Secretariat and, on request, by briefings on projects by the GLF CEO, GLF Projects Director and, when possible, the GLF Chairman. GLF Members can also at times provide corporations with unique political analysis.

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List of GLF International Council


 

Companies

Agrium
Al Dabbagh Group
Anglo American
Barrick
BAT
BMO Financial Group
BP
BRICS Access
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Cape Classics
Carillion
Castlepines Corporation
Chevron
The D Group
EDF Energy
Exxon Mobil Corporation
GlaxoSmithKline
Helping People Win
HSBC Holdings Group
L'Huguenot Vineyards 
Jacobs Holding AG
Jupiter Asset Management
KPMG
Lombard Odier
M-III Partners
Man Capital  
McKinsey & Company             
Méridiam SAS
Mocoh
Monalto Corporate Events
Orange
Pallinghurst Advisors
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Prudential
Ricol Lasteyrie   
Rokos Capital Management
Saidler & Co.
Siemens
Soitec
Stern Value Management
St James’s Place
TIC Group Proprietary Limited
Tilder
UBS

Individuals

Analjit Singh
John Anderson
Lord Ashcroft
Barbara Barrett
Bill Benz
Sir Victor Blank
Anthony Bloom 
Daryl and Christy Burton
Sir Andrew Cook
Jeffrey Cunningham
David Dangoor 
Sir Mick Davis
Geoffrey de Jager
Lord Farmer
Raphael and Fiona Geminder
Alan Hassenfeld
Leo Hindery, Jr.
Russell Hoffman
Neville Isdell
M. Albin Jubitz, Jr.
Lord Laidlaw
Tom and Jan Lewis
David Lincoln
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
Lord Lupton
Alexander Moczarski
Martin Ossip
Shabir Randeree
Sir Simon Robertson
Sir Simon Robey
Jacques and Eliane Rossier
Wayne Safro
Mark Shuttleworth
Maarten Slendebroek
Haldun and Nihal Tashman  
Lord Verjee
Kathleen Wade
Caryll and Gerald Webner
Chris Wiscarson

 

Foundations

Benjamin Slome Charitable Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
David & Elaine Potter Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Goergen Foundation
Harris Charitable Trust
Hassenfeld Family Foundation
Hintze Family Charitable Foundation
Lodestar Foundation
Owls Foundation
Pears Foundation
Philip and Judith Green Charitable Trust
Sarah and Ross Perot Jr Foundation
Stern Stewart Institute
Wilson Foundation

 

Partners

Ford Foundation
Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy

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