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SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION

“The opportunity [is] to drive change through innovation along the value chain and (re)design processes, ... products and services.”

- Anders Wijkman,

Chair of the Governing Board at EIT Climate-KIC

Improve your environmental impact

At a company level, environmental performance and social impact can be improved through innovation and strategic leadership efforts.

I can help you: 

  • Assess your strategy and recommend ways to create more value, effectiveness, and profitability

  • Improve your competitive position with sustainability at the core

  • Engage your employees around sustainability and social impact

  • Generate breakthrough business models with positive, regenerative impact

  • Achieve your sustainable development goals through engagement and implementation

  • Understand best practices in sustainability implementation across your business

  • Redesign innovation processes

  • Create a culture of creativity and innovation

Ways to get there

Some of the tools I'm using:

  • Strategic Leadership (Stanford University) 

  • Sustainability Frameworks (Presidio University, Green MBA) 

  • Balanced impact measurement (Meta Integral, quadruple bottom line) 

  • Innovation Labs (Design Thinking, Stanford University) 

    • One day process where you come up with new ideas and prototypes using design thinking process

    • One week design sprint focused on specific sustainability challenges in your company

    • Nine months: several teams will come up with multiple solutions for your challenges. By prototyping, testing and iterating, you will generate and refine solutions to meet customer needs. To launch your solutions you’ll develop a business case, understand and test your assumptions and refine your go-to-market strategy using feedback in an iterative way to ensure a profitable outcome. 

 

Projects I've worked on

Green products and services Innovation

  • Green business incubator to develop four new products with 16 scientists – Union Carbide – Switzerland

     

  • Business plan creation for a solar panel business with 6 managers of  Sapa Group – United States

     

  • Leadership development and innovation in climate adaptation across sectors with 75 UN partners – Ghana

     

  • Mentoring of two teams of entrepreneurs in sustainable mobility startups – United States 

     

  • Researched solutions to reduce traffic in large cities for a government agency – United States

     

  • Coached and facilitated learning for CEOs and executives in strategy, innovation, design thinking, and organizational design for executives through Stanford University – Worldwide 

Sustainability Innovation 

  • Facilitated a multi-stakeholder dialogue to align a green growth strategy with 4 ministries – Ethiopia

     

  • Created a network of NGOs, artists and leaders for the environment at the 1992 UN Earth Summit – Brazil

     

  • Facilitator in the sustainability frameworks course, Green MBA, Presidio Graduate School – United States

     

  • Developed an initiative to strengthen social and environmental impact reporting at the plant level - France

     

  • Co-designed a leadership development programme for executives in sustainability – Scotland