World Growth is an international, non-governmental organization established to bring balance to the debate over trade, globalization, and sustainable development.
The world is becoming increasingly interconnected economically, politically, socially and culturally. Citizens around the world are able to communicate and trade with each other to an extent never seen before in history. Nation states cooperate to an unprecedented degree through international forums such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the European Union, and the Group of Eight (G8).
At World Growth we embrace and celebrate this new age of globalization. In our view, the gradual replacement of trade wars with trade agreements is creating levels of economic growth, social understanding and cultural richness unprecedented in history. Economic statistics and anecdotes from around the world only confirm what most people instinctively know: We are better off when we work together.
Unfortunately, not everyone welcomes the interconnected world that we now live in. In recent years, we have seen a dramatic increase in protests against globalization, including violent demonstrations in places such as Seattle (1999), Cancun (2003) and Gleneagles, Scotland (2005). These protests have often been accompanied by attacks on corporations that do business on a global scale.
The high media profile of the anti-globalization movement has created a disturbing imbalance of information about international organizations and multinational businesses. World Growth seeks to restore balance to the debate by documenting how globalization promotes health, wealth and freedom.