We connect science to business, to accelerate the transformation towards sustainability. The programme is tailor-made for business leaders to take a deep dive into the megatrends shaping our planet and global economy. You will join world-leading scientists, thought leaders and innovators to explore how to develop your business and lead the way to a sustainable, resilient future.

Key takeaways:
• Gain strategic insights from the latest science on global change and planetary boundaries
• Analyse how your company influences and is influenced by global megatrends
• Identify opportunities for your company to thrive by contributing to a prosperous planet
• Improve your long-term strategy for creating sustainable business value

Key modules and formats

Preparatory activities
• Individual briefings (30 minutes, scheduled in August 2018)
• Background reading (distributed in October 2018)

Module 1: A new global context
When: November 9, 2018, 12.30-17.30
Where: Stockholm Resilience Centre, Kräftriket 2B, Stockholm
• Introduction to the course and the participants
• Welcome to the Anthropocene – a new reality for business (Johan Rockström)
• Doughnut economics for business leaders (Kate Raworth)
• Exercises to explore what the global megatrends mean for the participants’ specific companies

Home assignment
Enriching the analysis of your company in relation to the global context, together with your colleagues

Module 2: Exploring pathways
When: November 29, 12.30 – December 1, 12.30
Where: Off-site, Stockholm region
• Follow-up on assignment (Johan Rockström)
• Resilience – a new mindset for sustainability (Carl Folke)
• Taking the lead through science-based targets (Nigel Topping)
• Defining goals, measuring progress, and communicating impact (Pavan Sukhdev)
• New business opportunities of the circular economy
• Harnessing emerging technologies (Amy Luers)
• Navigating transformations towards sustainability (Frances Westley)
• Exercises to develop your own strategic understanding and compass for sustainability, and define concrete steps to take in your company

Home assignment
• Advance novel ideas for your business where sustainability generates prosperity for business and planet.
• Individual coaching (1 hour, scheduled in February)

Module 3: Looking ahead
When: April 12, 2019, 12.30-17.30,
Where: Stockholm Resilience Centre, Kräftriket 2B, Stockholm

• Follow-up on assignment
• A scientific update on the global context for business (Johan Rockström)
• Identifying next steps for mobilising broader transformation

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