The Global Sustainability Network

Westminster Abbey. London. 21st May 2016

Group Partners
Jun 5, 2016 · Unlisted
Image for post
Image for post

The Context

Go To The First Meeting:

Go To The Second Meeting:

The Third Meeting

“The room was packed full of people with very specific expertise, some already developing ideas for initiatives, some with initiatives already launched.”

Image for post
Image for post

Three Meetings

A Reference To Goal 8

Image for post
Image for post
IT’S NOT ONE THING! THE STORY FROM 1–10

This Is How We Reached That Conclusion:

“How can we all work collaboratively to accomplish Goal 8 by 2030 — by adopting and expanding the existing great initiatives — and by launching more that unites the world towards achieving this common goal?”

Image for post
Image for post

A Day Of Two Halves

‘It’s NOT one thing!’

Image for post
Image for post
THE POWER OF CONNECTED THINKING AND A COLLECTIVE FRAMEWORK

Decisions Must Soon Emerge

Image for post
Image for post
GETTING TO A CLEAR BASELINE

“A strong heartfelt commitment to save humanity”

Image for post
Image for post

“A philosophy of holistic and systemic thinking, partnership, collaboration and facilitation. Using collective power. Not reinventing the wheel. Actively involved in implementing positive change”

“We need to stand out as really doing things not just talking”.

Image for post
Image for post
A SINGLE VERSION OF EVERYTHING WE BELIEVE AND EVERY PRINCIPLE WE NEED TO KEEP

Developing The Context

Image for post
Image for post
THE ONLY WAY TO AMPLIFY OUR ENERGY AND SHARE OUR MANY VOICES

The Ideas Hub

Image for post
Image for post
THE HAIRBALL IS A SIMPLIFICATION OF HOW ENTANGLED THIS CHALLENGE IS

A Redefinition Of The Supply Chain

The Discussion Themes:

Image for post
Image for post

*The ‘supply chain’ is a phrase that’s loaded with important subtleties and connotation. It’s very convenient for a business to look at what’s in its own purview — a limited field of vision — and make dangerous assumptions that all’s well up and downstream. We need to make business leaders realise that we are talking about the WHOLE supply and in fact also the demand chain. Supply chain talks about only half of the challenge.

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post

“Don’t focus so much on the countries where the problem exists — put spotlight on countries that are complicit. — Find examples of those situations where slavery is found and where it’s possible to demonstrate how it is being tackled and the good that is being done.”

Image for post
Image for post
WITHOUT MINDSET AND MENTALITIES SHIFTING WE WILL NEVER CHANGE THE SYSTEMS THAT THESE MINDSETS CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE

Reinventing Business.

The Discussion Themes:

Image for post
Image for post

“We have to look at impact beyond traditional business boundaries. Imagine the raw materials cost by environmental impact — environmental calories on products. Introducing a global standard for sustainability reporting.”

Image for post
Image for post

“Impact one generation of children and youth and we WILL be able to impact the future of business and government…”

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
USING COMMUNICATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO BRING AROUND A GROUNDSWELL OF UNDERSTANDING

Harness the Power of Women


The Theory Of Change

Image for post
Image for post

“1. If we understand the decision making model and process and the system dynamics…and 2 we map the real issues on the ground — and get the real information out there at the local level… and 3 we develop a listening dialogue and culture…and 4 we can find ways to get diverse stakeholders to talk to each other — and build trust…and 5 we build networks of people with strong relationships and a willingness to share…then 6 we can mobilize people to address those issues — on the ground.”

Image for post
Image for post
A HIGHLY VISIBLE AND GLOBAL MECHANISM FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND INTEGRITY

Launch A Global Index On Goal 8.

The Discussion Themes:

Image for post
Image for post

Leverage And Accountability

The Discussion Themes:

Image for post
Image for post
WORKING TO ALTER THE SYSTEMS THAT RESIST CHANGE AND FAVOUR THE INEQUITIES

Identifying Interventions — Understanding Action

The Discussion Themes:

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post

*Think about the complexities found in chemical formulae or the viscosity associated with biology — a world where the conditions exist for viruses to spread around fluids at speed — persistent and invisible forces and agents sending signals and undermining their hosts bodies — creating conditions and forming and reforming at real time speed — as quickly as we see evidence present itself it is gone — the connections although very real on the surface through their effects are so complex and interconnected. This means the remedies need to equally subtle, nuanced and biologically complex in their formulae.

Image for post
Image for post

Making Progress

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store