BAM Global developed as a global network of networks for business as mission, out of the work of the BAM Global Think Tank. The Think Tank was founded in 2011 to open up an unprecedented forum for discussion, collaboration and networking on business as mission, amongst practitioners and thought-leaders from around the world. The Think Tank brought together collaborative groups to look at current issues vital to the business as mission community. Other groups gathered in geographic regions and countries. The Think Tank initiative culminated in a BAM Global Congress in April 2013 and a series of BAM Global Issue and Regional Reports has been published as a result. A second BAM Global Congress will take place online in April 2021.
BAM Global continues the work of facilitating communication, consultation and cooperation in the business as mission community. In partnership with the Business as Mission Resource Team we develop the BAM website to be a primary web-platform for networking, sharing of resources and communications within the BAM movement.