NBS Sustainability Centres Community Workshop 2021

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.

Workshop Vision

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.

Sessions include:

  • 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

Starting Time


July 13, 2021

Ending Time


July 15, 2021


Vienna Online

Event Participants