We live in an inextricably interconnected world and it is virtually impossible to separate business ventures by artificial boundaries of state, let alone by a multitude of parts that make that business.
Promotion and liberalisation of free trade and transactions in goods and services has been at the heart of globalisation and exemplified by the freedoms of movement for goods, services, labour, technology, knowledge and capital.
GU8 members are fully geared to address the research challenges in this sphere. We use our expertise in complementary areas such as business studies, economics and social sciences, and law to look at environmental and climate change amelioration, multilateral trading relations, intellectual properties and binding arrangements for dispute settlement mechanisms.
At the heart of this is the need to create and nurture democratic international institutions and partnerships across both intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations.