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
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).