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  1. Winning the Future Tom Lambert Chairman – International Centre for Consulting Excellence International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  2. How Do You Feel Today? • I’m a little scared and I’m delighted that I feel that way. International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  3. Today’s World • “Hell is a city much like London” • The so-called “global village” is much like London – in 1754 • There is a chasm between rich and poor • To win the future we must bridge that chasm International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  4. In 1750’s London • 33.6% of children died before their first birthday • 9% of survivors died in infancy - before they were 4 years old • 49.7% did not live to reach the age of 20 • The situation is similar in too many parts of the world today International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  5. In 1750’s London • The few rich were very rich indeed • The vast majority lived in abject poverty • Today 0.97 billion people living in the “rich” countries own 57% of the world’s wealth • 5 billion live in the “poor” countries – a few very rich indeed…the majority…? International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  6. “I Have A Dream” • In 1754 William Shipley had a dream • To bring together the best in arts, manufacture and commerce to relieve poverty • The Royal Society of Arts was born International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  7. A Rich And Wonderful World • World GNP has more than quadrupled in 40 years • From $8 trillion (1960) to $40 trillion (2000) International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  8. Aid Or Trade? • Aid has been relatively level at 0.18% of the donor countries wealth • Current aid programmes total $50 billion – or tens bucks per head to the world’s poor • 1% increase in fair trade from the poorer countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America could lift 128 million out of poverty International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  9. Loans • 29 Countries owe more than their GDP • 89% of the income from Congo’s exports goes to debt repayments • The problem is not limited to Africa, 72% of Brazil’s total exports go the same way • As Turkey applies to join the EU almost half of their export revenues go to service their debts International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  10. Fair Trade • A cow in the EU can attract $2 a day in subsidies • Meanwhile 800 million subsist on less than one dollar a day International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  11. Shipley’s Dream Today • The Royal Society of Arts Manifesto • Bright ideas • Zero waste • Capable people • Strong communities • Global citizenship International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  12. Global Business Partnership Alliance – Another Dream • Mutual benefits from partnering • Fair trade • World class knowledge, experience and expertise • New practice principles International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  13. A Government Example Badawi’s Dream • 2020 Vision • Eradicate poverty – at home, throughout the Muslim world – the whole world International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  14. International Centre for Consulting Excellence A Twenty Year Dream • The best use of the best people • Global partnerships • Bright ideas • Knowledge transfer • Ongoing development • Stronger communities International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  15. Celebrate • Let us celebrate what has been achieved in technology, medicine and commerce • BUT LET US DREAM WITH COURAGE SO THAT WE PLAY OUR PART IN ENSURING THAT THOSE WITH THE GREATEST NEED ENJOY THE BENEFITS International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  16. The Key Enablers • Shared objectives and values • Openness and transparency • Mutual benefits • Recognition of obligations • Partnership in problem solving • Complete knowledge transfer International Centre for Consulting Excellence

  17. Glad To Be Scared? • “If you are not scared, your dreams are not big enough” International Centre for Consulting Excellence