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Mobilising knowledge for the next wave of sustainability

  • Aug 22, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Topic: Mobilising knowledge for the next wave of sustainability – 2nd Session of Two

Bob Willard, the author of Resources for Sustainability Champions suggests that much of the current change in business around sustainability has been driven by compliance, PR crises or owners' personal passions. He describes a further wave of change associated with "sustainability".

Whilst this is being pushed along by compelling business cases, threatening market forces like climate change, and rising stakeholder demand, there is a deeper shift emerging. This next wave goes beyond compliance, establishing basic practices and making this efficient to radical re-workings of systemic/cross system linkages to sustain and regenerate. This then is not just a heavy space of obligation – it is also a space of opportunity, creativity and excitement.

July’s session explored what we already know about how to do “regenerative” business from technical and economic perspectives. This session explores developments in our understanding human behaviour and the adoption of innovations by communities from the perspectives of Ontological Coaching and Actor-Network Theory.

In this session, Leigh Baker as an Ontological Coach and Jenni Goricanec as "engineer/philosopher" will explore the “how of the how” of innovation – the adoption of new practices by human communities.

Participating in this event will enable you to:

Some understanding of the skills and embodied intelligences around innovation adoption in human communities.

A developing understanding of how Knowledge Management can enable these changes.


6:00-6:30 Networking with other thinking collaborators (over drinks and nibbles).

6:30-7:30 Presentation and group work.

7:30-8:00 Informal conversation amongst the group to explore the ideas and concepts.

About our Guest Speakers

Leigh Baker of Balance3 is an Ontological Coach and supply chain consultant involved in enabling business to engage with the next wave of sustainability – regenerative business. (See more in the LinkedIn Regenerative Business discussion and at Balance3.)

Dr. Jenni Goricanec of The Wicked Innovation Practice, is interested in working with others to enhance the sustainability of human systems. (See more at her LinkedIn profile and at The Sustainability Thing).

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  • Richard V.

    Thank you Leigh and Jenni for an interesting conversation on Wednesday. Interseting slant emerged on the idea of sustainability. Sorry I was not at the first one to get a sense of both of these sessions

    August 25, 2012

  • Derinda S.

    Interesting and fun

    August 23, 2012

  • Geoff C.

    It was tricky but I found the room hidden on the 3rd Floor!

    August 22, 2012

    • Luke G.

      So pleased you found it and great to see you again.

      August 22, 2012

  • Geoff C.

    Where is everyone? Am I in the wrong place?

    August 22, 2012

  • Richard V.

    Richard Vines
    Leigh and Jenni have set out a few questions for this workshop: Hopefully this will create a link for people to follow up and think about before Wednesday

    August 17, 2012

    • Helen P.

      Richard - that URL isn't working for me.

      August 20, 2012

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