As a member of the Global Progress network, Volta took part in the Global Progress 2017 Summit from September 15 to 17, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec.

Organized by Canada 2020 in partnership with the Centre for American Progress, Policy Network and Volta, under the patronage of Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, the Global Progress 2017 Summit brought together, for three days, more than 300 people from across 25 countries.

Global Progress

Global Progress is an international network of think-tanks, research centers and progressive leaders, initiated by the Center for American Progress to shape a progressive agenda for the 21st century.

Over the course of the last decade, Global Progress has hosted summits across the globe including: Copenhagen, Berlin, New York City, London, Madrid, Rome and Santiago.

The Global Progress Summit has become an annual gathering of progressive organizations, think-tanks, and thought-leaders from around the world to meet and discuss strategies and best-practices in progressive governance.

Global Progress Summit 2017

This year’s themes included discussions on shared prosperity, the future of work, renovating democracy for the digital age, defending the liberal international order and tackling climate change.

 Key participants included:

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada;

Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec;

Maria-Elena Boschi, Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Italy;

Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder & Former Editor & Chief, The Huffington Post;

David Miliband, President & CEO, International Rescue Committee;

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, President & CEO, Save the Children;

Reid Hoffman, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, LinkedIn;

Neera Tanden, President & CEO, Center for American Progress;

John Podesta, Fondator, Center for American Progress;

and Giuliano da Empoli, Fondator and President, Volta.