The world has never been as dynamic as it is today: technological disruptions, demographic shifts, economic turbulence, and political unrest bring challenges on an unprecedented scale. Twenty years ago nobody could have imagined that the combined GDP of the top seven emerging markets could exceed that of the G7 countries. These markets offer both a great opportunity and a major challenge for any business. By establishing IEMS we wanted to contribute our views and insights to the dialog of business with policy-makers and NGOs in all emerging markets. We believe that open multi-stakeholder dialog will eventually help businesses and politicians come up with better-informed decisions that make a positive impact and drive change for better.