Global Utmaning is an independent think-tank

About us

Global Utmaning (Global Challenge) is an independent think tank that promotes sustainable development within social, economic and environmental dimensions.

We create platforms for collaboration between research, business, politics and civil society, where experience and knowledge exchange form the basis for policy proposals to accelerate the transformation towards sustainable communities. The think tank is a node in international networks that work with strategic analysis, policy solutions and opinion through dialogues, seminars and reports. We have a qualified network of senior advisors with cross-sectoral expertise. Global Utmaning is an non-profit association funded through project funds from institutions, foundations and by our partners from the business sector.  


Global Challenges work is guided by a broad perspective; challenges of our time are intertwined. Based on this approach, we highlight the global challenges within economy, climate, energy, water, health, urbanization, digitalization, demography, migration, and integrity.


The global market economy has lifted millions of people out of poverty. Meanwhile, inequality increased significantly. The financial system must be globally regulated and the current economic stagnation broken. It requires a new green, circular and inclusive growth model that creates value, labor and welfare. What is tomorrow’s new economic story?


The world’s population is growing. Urbanization is growing, with an emerging number of mega-cities. In many ways the globalization meets in cities, creating opportunities, but also social and economic conflicts. The living conditions can be improved while reducing resource- efficient solutions can be developed and disseminated. How can cities show leadership and move ahead in the global sustainability transition?

Climate / energy

The global energy system based on fossil fuels is changing towards a system based on renewable energy. There are economic and competitive advantages for those daring to take lead and invest in the transformation. It also decreases the risk of energy dependence. There is also a great need for investment in housing and a new transport system. How can the green shift also contribute to socially sustainable development?

Senior advisors

The think tank's main asset is our network of over 90 senior advisors with expertise from civil society, politics, business and research.

Lennart Båge Lennart Båge
Catharina Nystedt Catharina Nystedt
Staffan Laestadius Staffan Laestadius ?
Birgitta Englin Birgitta Englin
Carl-Johan Engström Carl-Johan Engström
Mats Svegfors Mats Svegfors
Gun-Britt Andersson Gun-Britt Andersson
Anders Wijkman Anders Wijkman
Allan Larsson Allan Larsson

Our partners

Global Challenges work is possible thanks to our partners from governments, NGOs and industry. Contact us for the opportunity to partner and develop ideas together with us.