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2019-10-08 - #085

Future-Fit Updates: Launch of the Partnership Programs, Changemaker Community and forthcoming Pioneers Program 

This month our speaker is Alicia Ayars, Ecosystem Manager at the Future-Fit Foundation.  The Future-Fit Business Benchmark has been one of the key initiatives of members of our group since this project's inception in 2012 by Dr. Bob Willard with The Natural Step Canada and B Lab.  Other members of the group, Dr. Geoff Kendall, Martin Rich and others, then joined the project to evolve and lead this vital strongly sustainable / science based approach to enterprise measurement and goal setting.   

Much progress in the development and use of the Future-Fit method has been made since 2012, with regular reports to the group - most recently at our 57th meeting.  And, many of the members of the group are actively using the Future-Fit method in their practice, teaching and research - along with its underlying 30 year old proven science based approach - the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development

In her talk Alicia will be bringing us up to speed with all the latest Future-Fit news, including the most recent version of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark (method and tools), their Accredited Partner & Certified Professional programs, the brand new Changemaker Community, and the about to be launched Pioneers Program. Alicia will close by inviting members of our group to get more involved with Future-Fit via these programs and communities. 

As usual, we are meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 
  • Time: 90 minutes starting  13h30 PDT (UTC-7) / 16h30 EDT (UTC-4) / 21h30 BST (UTC+1) / 22h30 CEST (UTC+2) / 05h30 JST (UTC+9 +1 day)

To join the meeting please see the face-to-face and virtual logistics posted to our LinkedIn Group in this post (join the group to access).

The slides presented plus a link to the unedited recording of this meeting will be available via our GoogleDrive in the folder for this months meeting. 

Anyone who joins the LinkedIn forum is considered a member of this group and is welcome to join at the meeting

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Alicia is an environmental scientist by training, with extensive experience in consulting and the development of sustainable business strategies.

Prior to joining Future-Fit Foundation, Alicia spent the early part of her career with CDP developing their annual information request, before spending 6 years with the London-based think-tank and consultancy SustainAbility, where she advised companies from a wide range of industries on sustainability strategy and reporting. Alicia also spent a year working for a private construction company, where she led the development of the corporation’s approach to carbon and waste management.

Alicia holds an MSc in the Anthropology of Development from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Environmental Science with a focus on politics from Mount Holyoke College in the United States.

To introduce her talk, Alicia wrote: 

"It’s been a big year for Future-Fit with the launch of a brand new website, the growth of our Accredited Partner & Certified Professional programs and our newly released Changemaker Community. Further to these exciting developments, we will officially be bringing companies along the journey to future-fitness from November, when we announce our Pioneers Program. These communities have helped to build unprecedented momentum, propelling the global growth of Future-Fit. Join this webinar to learn more about these different programs and how you can become a part of the Future-Fit ecosystem."

The link to the recording of the meeting will be posted as a comment to the Linkedin Post about this meeting, along with on-going discussion about the meeting by our members.  A copy of the recording will be stored in the GoogleDrive folder for this months meeting.

Attendance list is updated at the event to record attendance (if a location is not provided participant was F2F in Toronto)
  • Alicia Ayars, Ecosystem Manager at the Future-Fit Foundation
  • Antony Upward, SSBMG Co-founder, Flourishing Enterprise Institute Co-Founder, Convener Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit ProjectAdjunct Prof. OCAD University Faculty of Design, Adjunct Prof. Halmstad University Department of Innovation Management (Toronto ON)
  • Tim Posselt, SSBMG Community Animator
  • Morris Fedeli, Researcher, Providence Solutions (Australia)
  • Eric Fath-Kolmes, Co-Founder, FlourishX (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
  • Simon Robinson, CEO (Worldwide), Holonomics (San Paulo, Brazil)
  • Marilyn Friedmann, Management Consultant & Leadership Coach, Align Coaching & Consulting (Toronto)
  • Lori Farley, Founder, INTONOVUS Canada (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Bob Willard, Author and Founder, Sustainability Advantage (Whitby, Ontario)
  • Michael Sillion, Captain Future, Future Navigators (Halmstad, Sweden)
  • Christine Martin, OCAD University, Toronto ON
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