Think global, act local is a common principle that is applied to organizations, business, education and governance. It asks that employees, students and citizens consider the global impact of their actions. The following are examples of how the principle of think global, act local can be applied.
Cities that consider their impact on the global environment in decisions such as energy, industry, urban planning, transport, green spaces and water infrastructure.
IndividualsCarefully considering purchases and lifestyle choices for its impact on the environment and people. For example, avoiding purchases from a region that is known for its low environmental standards.
EducationSchool projects to improve the world by taking local actions.
CompaniesTechniques such as circular economy that reduce a firm's environmental impact towards zero. Other actions include validating that a firm's supply chain is fair to workers and communities on a global basis. In the context of a business principle, think global act local also implies that team decisions consider the entire organization and beyond.
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