Founded in Germany in 2009 as an advocate for inclusive economic growth the Senate has evolved into one of the most impactful exclusive economic leadership forums in Europe. Since North America and Europe share common ethical and democratic values, the Senate of the Economy has expanded to the United States. The US non-profit organization and its partner organizations in Europe are members of the International Senate.
The Honorary President of the International Senate is Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Senators promote leadership in all aspects of business and social life. Maintaining long-term relationships based on trust and mutual respect. Discussions between Senate members take place during regularly held forums. Senators are encouraged to share of professional experiences in an atmosphere of confidence. Believing that economic, social and environmental issues can best be solved when companies, political leaders, academics and civil society work together through innovative partnerships and international cooperation. In the spirit of US-President John F. Kennedy: “If a free society can not help the many who are poor, it can not save the few who are rich.“