2020 Edition

Coalitions for Action

June 5th to 7th

Coalitions for Action 

We have 10 years. 10 more. The debate on what should be done during this remaining time is now over. It is time to act. Without delay.
The theme of this year. COALITIONS FOR ACTION, marks a shift in our programs.
Through these collective programs, we gather governments, businesses and citizens alike to dramatically scaling-up impactful solutions to tackle our society’s most pressing challenges.
Participants will focus on 3 major tracks, which have been prioritized by Thinkers & Doers’ Knowledge Committee.


  1. Climate resilience
  2. Sustainable Work
  3. Tolerance


Thinkers & Doers, along with its partners, will launch a Coalition for Action for each track. To scale-up selected solutions and trigger massive commitments worldwide.
3 days to inspire and to get inspired, to share experiences with global leaders. 3 days to design concrete action plans during thematic working sessions.




We have 10 years. 10 more. The debate on what should be done during this remaining time is now over. It is time to act. Without delay.

This is our commitment at Thinkers & Doers, and our purpose during the 3 days of the General Assembly in Essaouira. 

The window for « business as usual » is now closing, leaving us with a climate emergency of existential proportions. Coupled with growing social and economic disparities, the current landscape for governments, businesses and citizens alike is becoming increasingly unsafe and unpredictable. It is hence no surprise that speakers and members of our network questioned us when we launched the General Assembly: will it just be talking? Or are we ready to take action? 

The theme of this year, ‘Decade of Action’, marks a shift in our programs. 



Last year, Thinkers & Doers became a signatory of the United Nation’s Global Compact Leaders and established its commitments to the SDG’s framework. We launched a call to action for all companies to sign our 10% pledge for more inclusive economic models, and our Equality for Growth Circle has been building a learning community of ambitious ambassadors to promote actions and solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time. 

Creating a more inclusive economy starts by raising ambitions on CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABLE WORK, EDUCATION & CLOSING THE GENDER GAP and by providing CORPORATE CITIZENS with the right tools to have a real impact in their organizations and communities.

During 3 days, we will reset leadership models and explore the most efficient tools for organizations, companies or cities to be actors of a fair social and ecological transition.



Part 1
Next Now 
Experts and decision-makers will explore the main challenges ahead and discuss how corporate citizens, gouvernements and citizens can actively contribute to resolve them.


Part 2 
Change Now
Business leaders, governments, entrepreneurs will present solutions, tools and programs to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.


Part 3 
Act Now
We will work alongside our Coalitions for Action members, the business activists and investors committed to scale international and local solutions for impact.



Stay tuned for the confirmation of new speakers.
Check out who took part in the previous editions.