• Our Pledge

    We pledge to make the Earth a secure and hospitable home
    for present and future generations.

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  • The global insurance and pension industry is the key to saving the world.

    This is the only source for long term investment in the scale of trillions of dollars. Only they see high enough and far enough.
    – Prof. Yehuda Kahane

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  • The most expensive thing we can do is nothing

    Scientists and economists are beginning to grapple with the serious
    economic and environmental consequences that will occur should
    we fail to reduce global carbon emissions quickly and deeply.

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  • Global GameChangers Impact Lab™

    A proven methodology for companies, organizations and civil societies
    to realign their vision, purpose and impact with the realities of the New Economy
    in order to be eligible for New Economy investments.

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Who We Are

YK Center is an R&D lab that creates and incubates innovative initiatives that accelerate achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

What We Do

We ignite game changing conversations among conscious leaders about the urgency to shift from a billion-dollar to a trillion-dollar problem-solving mindset.

We align powerful networks with the UN’s Global Goals.

We de-risk regional marketplaces to create fertile ecosystems for impact investment to scale.

We accelerate scalable sustainable development projects through ideation, funding and implementation.

  • Big Bold Ideas & Long Term Solutions

    Yehuda Kahane learned during his early childhood in Israel that peace and prosperity are hard won, and that family, opportunity and our time on this planet are rare blessings, not privileges. The story of YK Center, like the story of Yehuda Kahane himself, is one rooted in big bold ideas and finding long-term solutions to impossible problems. Learn more…

  • The Global GameChangers Impact Lab™

    YK Center’s Global GameChangers Impact Lab is a transformation-acceleration platform designed to rapidly transform the mechanics of conversations in large-scale public (Governments, municipalities) and private organizations (firms and no-for profit organizations) and prepare them for the new, post- industrial era. It is intended to empower leaders and executives to address large-scale challenges with the energy, focus and urgency necessary to achieve quick alignment and to progress to the implementation of impactful solutions. Each Impact Lab is a safe space for acceleration in which stakeholders may examine their preparation and readiness for a rapidly changing future, so they can work proactively and creatively, not reactively. Learn more…

  • TransFormNation™

    TransFormNation™ is a development accelerator program designed to rapidly transform the mechanics of national conversations such that key stakeholders may address global-scale challenges with the energy, focus and urgency necessary to achieve quick alignment and to progress to the implementation of impactful solutions. Learn more…

The YK Call to Action

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New existential environmental and societal risks threaten the continuation of human society on planet Earth. The capital investment needed to mitigate these risks is enormous, estimated by the UN to be in the trillions of dollars annually. 

“In order to mitigate the environmental and societal risks that arise from the global threat of climate change, humankind — individually, institutionally, nationally and globally — must transform such that we can change these threats into opportunities.

The global insurance and pension industry is the key to saving the world. This is the only source for long term investment in the scale of trillions of dollars. Only they see high enough and far enough.

There is absolutely no limit to human ability. We must unite to reboot humanity.”

    – Prof. Yehuda Kahane

  • Prof. Kahane’s Bio

    Prof. Kahane is the 2011 recipient of the highly prestigious John S. Bickley Insurance Founder’s Award of the International Insurance Society for his pioneering and lasting contribution to the theory, practice, and education of insurance and risk management in the world. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Science. A statistician, economist, actuary and Ph.D. in finance. Click for full bio

Moving from the Billions to the Trillions

Recently, the United Nations revised its forecast for the amounts needed annually to mitigate the environmental risks of climate change to $5-7 Trillion for the next 15 years — that’s around 8-9% of global GDP.  Securing, directing and applying these funds will require global cooperation on a scale never before attempted — a scale several orders of magnitude greater than was required for the Marshall Plan.

But current problem solving modalities are conceived on a scale of millions and billions of dollars, while the challenges we face now require trillion dollar solutions. At YK Center, we believe that global change-makers must immediately pivot from a billion dollar mindset to a trillion dollar mindset — from the “B” to the “T”. 

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