B E N C H M A R K Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Ahead of the curve on sustainable development management.

founded Portland, Maine, 1993 

Strategic Consulting on International Environmental and Economic Issues

Co-founder and Principal is Dr. Harris Gleckman. 

M u l t i s t a k e h o l d e r Governance and Democracy

Lead Benchmark focus (since 2012)

Coming out Oct 5, 2018 Multistakeholder Governance and Democracy A Global Challenge Routledge, 148 pages, by Harris Gleckman

This book examines the challenges presented to multilateralism and democracy by the further development of multistakeholderism. From a theoretical, historical perspective it describes briefly how the debate on global governance evolved and what working principles of multilateralism are under threat from multistakeholder governance. From a sociological perspective, the book identifies a series of organizational beliefs shared by participants in multistakeholder groups and the likely change in the roles that leaders in government, civil society, and the private sector will face as they evolve into potential global governors. From a practical perspective, the book addresses the governance issues which organizations and individuals should assess before deciding to participate in or support a particular multistakeholder group. The practical chapters are based around sets of key issues and questions with case study examples used throughout the book.

Other Recent Publications Civicus (Aug 2018) UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (July 2018) --
Global Policy Forum (May 2018) Submission to the Global Challenge Foundation (Sept 2017) -- more publications
Upcoming Presentations Workshop - Goodbye to Elitism : Anchoring global governance in societies, Duisburg, Germany (Sept 25-26, 2018)
Brussells Dialogue on Climate Diplomacy Climate Governance (Sept 27 2018) -- more presentations
Special Projects Negotiations for a binding TNCs and Human Right treaty
second session, panel 3 (October 2016) ; second session , panel 8 (October 2016)
third session, panel 8 (Oct 2017) third session, final panel (October 2017)
Earlier Publications and Projects
Sustainable Development Multinationals Climate Change Other Topics

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