Active Hope: Business Sustainability
Find ways to actively engage in making a better future while enhancing your competitiveness.
Progressive companies are driving sustainability into the core of their operations, recognising that business as usual will no longer be possible in a world facing the multiple challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, poverty and ecosystem collapse.
But how can companies positively engage with the sustainability agenda when there is so much bad news about the environment and many of the solutions have not yet reached scale?
Leading sustainability consultants Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone will improve your understanding of the root causes of, and best responses to, today’s ethical issues, helping you learn to confront difficult realities head on, set achievable goals, and access support resources to ensure your company retains its edge in the marketplace.
Attendees will also receive a free copy of Macy and Johnstone’s Naomi Klein-endorsed business philosophy manual Active Hope. Incorporating ecology, positive psychology, systems theory and resilience coaching, this inspiring workshop will change your thinking and make sustainability as central to your operation as making a profit.
Joanna Macy, Ph.D, is an ecophilosopher, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a groundbreaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application.
Chris Johnstone is a medical doctor, author, and coach who worked for nearly twenty years as an addictions specialist in the National Health Service. A former Senior Teaching Fellow at Bristol University Medical School, he trains health professionals in behavioural medicine and leads courses exploring the psychological dimensions of planetary crisis. Chris is well known for his work pioneering the role of resilience training in promoting wellbeing.
Dates: Thursday 11 July 2013
Venue: The Guardian, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU
Price: £299 (includes VAT, booking fees, lunch and refreshments)
Event capacity: 40
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