Friends of the Tällberg Foundation
Tällberg Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization.
Tällberg Foundation (SE) A Project of T | KBFUS Funds
The Tällberg Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization with offices in Stockholm, Sweden and New York, U.S.A. For more than thirty years, the Foundation has encouraged a global conversation about issues that are critical to the evolution of our societies. We operate under an umbrella of intellectual freedom and through an open-ended learning approach that is unrestricted by special interests, political correctness or the boundaries of cultures and disciplines.
Over the last decade, the Tällberg Foundation has organized programs and activities in Sweden and around the world. Workshops and conversations have been convened in Stockholm, Lesvos, Helsinki, Geneva, Kigali, London, Brussels, Alexandria, New York City, Washington DC, Cape Town, Moscow, Beijing, and Berlin, among many others. We have also conducted learning journeys for groups of leaders to Greenland's ice sheet and Ecuador's jungle as well as to Silicon Valley and elsewhere.
In that sense Tällberg's approach is fundamentally nomadic and viscerally global.
The focus of our fundraising is to broaden and deepen the Tällberg Foundation's Global Leaders initiative, our effort to identify and nurture the kinds of leadership behaviors that are crucial in an increasingly complicated and fraught global environment. From climate change to mass migration, from antique global institutions to failed states, the huge array of challenges facing us demand better leaders.
In 2016, we awarded two prizes and chose a class of five Tällberg Global Leaders from more than 200 nominations; we will do the same in 2017 and in future years. Last year's Leaders were outstanding, by itself proof that much of the pessimism about the governability and the capacity of our public and private institutions is misplaced. Obviously, though, we have only scratched the surface.
While the prizes themselves are generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, we seek additional funding to support the jury deliberation process, the convocation of a workshop on leadership in the 21st century to be held in Amsterdam in November, an outreach process which brings together established and emerging leaders, and a support network that nurtures the work of the Tällberg Global Leaders.