The GSN Strategy Session

The 6th & 7th December 2016. Dubai. United Arab Emirates

Group Partners
Dec 11, 2016 · Unlisted
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THE FOUNDING MEBERS OF THE GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK GATHERED N THE CITY OF DUBAI — THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

1. The Background

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2. Please Read This First:

“In Dubai we used the metaphor of the football referee. Two Yellow Cards for not following the rules and then there’s a Red! Not spending 20 minutes reading the summary would be a Yellow Card!…”

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3. The Challenge:

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4. The Realities We Face:

“Buckle up and get ready for the ride...”

Strategy is the story we tell about how we will achieve our dreams. It explains the principles and rukes that we believe will get us there. It won’t be more complex than that. But we ARE tackling a complex challenge so there’s a lot involved.

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5. 2015–16 — It Was A Momentous Year:

The Dubai session proved once again that there’s a powerful contribution the GSN must make and that collaboration and connection are essential for our success.

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THE SIX SECTORS — THE STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES. (ACADEMIA IS AN ADDITION SINCE DUBAI)

6. We Stay On Target

Keeping Faith With The Unique & Founding Ideas:

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IN NEW YORK WE STARTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE EMERGING FOCUS
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WE LEARNED HOW HARD THE CHALLENGE IS TO CREATE AWARENESS AND CHANGE HUMAN BEHAVIOR

In February at the Vatican the next aim is to further agree the details of what ‘will’ be done at this stage.

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7. The Process We’ve Been On:

We Developed The Strategy Together:

That’s sustainability.

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IN DUBAI WE WORKED IN TEAMS TO FOCUS ON WHAT SHOULD BE DONE

8. As A Result Of Dubai:

We started to zero in on what ‘should’ be done.

It’s An Important Moment In Time. The Strategy is now emerging — the second document:

And Now In The Vatican

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