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Sustainable Transformation

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Sustainable transformation as we see it, is a journey of fundamental change toward a high-synergy society, integrated economy and flourishing ecosystem, guided by the principles of economic continuity, technological networking, social equity, ecological restoration and personal wholeness.

Our research on sustainable transformation has four pillars:

Positive Futures (the “why?” of the sustainable transformation agenda): Creating a better future (more secure, smart, shared, sustainable and satisfying) by tackling systemic global challenges (including disruption, disconnection, disparity, destruction and discontent).

Integrated Value (the “what?” of the sustainable transformation agenda): Disseminating concepts and measures of value creation (including human, economic, technological, social and natural value) across multiple capitals and implementing them in society as a whole and within organizations.

Meaningful Innovation (the “how?” of the sustainable transformation agenda): Finding creative, scalable solutions for our most urgent social and environmental problems, using innovative strategies, business models, products and services.

Purposeful Leadership (the “who?” of the sustainable transformation agenda): Developing inspiring, transformational leaders who can overcome society’s challenges with a systemic, disruptive, inclusive, sustainable and ethical approach.

We apply insights from these four focus areas to the five elements of the Nexus Economy, i.e. the economic trends and emerging business models relating to resilience, exponential, access, circular and wellbeing economies (see “Solutions” for more information).