REMARC is part of the Network for Business Sustainability and this year we joined the 2021 Sustainability Centres Community Workshop: Designing the Business Sustainability Centre of the Future.
The 2021 SCC Workshop will engage leaders in imagining and operationalizing a desirable future. The workshop goal is for leaders to work collectively toward not just reacting to a new normal, but proactively shaping it.
Monday, July 12 2021: Multi-Sector Dialogue
13:00 – 17:30 Sustainable Transformation: Radical Change vs. More of the Same?
Leaders from across society will discuss the most pressing issues we face.
Art and purpose: Enabling radical transformation?
The new inequalities: Is that the business of business?
Small players guiding the way to global change
Innovations as a driver for sustainability
Key takeaways for a transformative sustainable change
Tuesday, July 13 2021: Sustainability Centres Focus
13:45 – 15:15 Plenary: “What Does the Future Look Like for Centres?”
Centre leaders will imagine probable and desirable futures for sustainability centers, via plenary presentation and working groups.
Keynote: “The Business of the Future” – Stuart Candy, Futurist at Carnegie Mellon
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Breakout Discussions
Breakouts are led by SCC members and address diverse topics related to centres, including:
Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools (PIR): Deans’ Dialogue on Creating Positive Impact
Building a network of change agents: Using an undergraduate program to advance interdisciplinarity and connections to practice
Building interdisciplinarity in education and research
Make academia meaningful again: A conversation on research, cocreation and impact
Innovative Solutions for Sustainability in Education (ISSUE)
Open our training to a greater social diversity of students: why not them?
Thursday, July 15 2021: Sustainability Centres Focus
13:45 – 14:15 Social Networking
Time for serendipitous connection.
14:15 – 15:00 “Open Mic”
Centres share one-minute idea pitches, for collaboration and action.
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 Plenary: “Learning from Each Other”
Center leaders will share personal challenges and successes, through a collective problem-solving and solutioning process