The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has established 16 wide-ranging initiatives designed to solve key industry issues and further the global conversation about wellness. Each initiative is chaired by an impassioned thought leader within that wellness sector. “Wellness is a vast and complex $3.4 trillion industry,” says GWI CEO and chairman Susie Ellis Chairman. “We forged these collaborative global initiatives to allow expert taskforces to come together to address the problems and opportunities they identify as most important–whether it’s the need for a larger, better trained workforce for the wellness industry; identifying the most effective/compassionate wellness approaches for people with cancer; or maximizing the opportunities of wellness tourism worldwide. And it’s inspiring to see what colleagues and, often, business competitors, can do when they join together for the greater good of their industry and the people and planet we all serve.” The global initiatives range from Wellness for Cancer to the Future of Wellness at Work to Career Development and will involve new research, best practices manuals, training platforms, and campaigns to raise awareness about an issue or event. “The GWI initiatives are really a brilliant structure for encouraging impartial, top-level collaboration among world-renowned experts in wellness to effect positive, global change in their areas of expertise,” says Philippe Bourguignon, partner at Revolution and former co-CEO of the World Economic Forum. To learn more about the initiatives, visit the GWI website.