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Are you ready to challenge yourself?

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When we were younger, we were taught that our brains stopped developing at the age of 25. It was simply believed that the brain had a static structure and that, over time, brain cells died and could not be renewed. Today, we know better. The brain has been shown to be ‘plastic’ and able to reorganise itself at both structural and functional levels. Brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, simply encompasses its ability to change and adapt throughout life based on experiences, learning and environme…

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The power of positive tipping points

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Have you tried to take in the fact that six out of nine planetary boundaries have already been crossed and that multiple tipping points could be triggered if global temperature rises beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels?

Has this left you feeling energized or disempowered? Or maybe even paralyzed by its overwhelming complexity?

Tipping points, however, don't have to be negative.

There is a growing interest in identifying and enabling ‘positive tipping points’ that can help counter feeli…

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Sustainability is a strategic imperative for companies

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Sustainability is a strategic imperative for companies - not only to position themselves for the future and remain compliant in the face of increasing regulations - but even more pertinent, to help shape the future we want for our children and future generations. Trailblazers are currently exploring circular and even regenerative business practices and business models to enable this going forward.

ESG, however, is, in its essence, an investor risk minimization tool to create transparency and safe…

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What We Owe The Future

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As business leaders, we often get stuck in the operational issues of the short term. Once a year, when we go into the strategy review process, we may look three to five or even ten years into the future. Most of us, however, never apply perspectives beyond that. Something that I believe hinders us in building Better Business and a better future.

Maybe that's why I am so fascinated by the book What We Owe The Future by William McAskill. He is a young Scottish philosopher and author and an Associ…

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The green industrial revolution is already here

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The world around us is often described as increasingly volatile, complex and ambiguous. We see signs of accelerating change and exponential growth in a number of different areas, such as the increasing speed of technical development and digitalization. Some claim that we even walk faster in cities today than what we did a few decades back.

Perhaps it is not so strange that eighty per cent of all companies already run some type of change projects. Not seldom several change projects are running i…

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Check out what the new AI-bot ChatGPT says about sustainable business and greenwashing

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The AI-bot ChatGPT was recently released. It’s a prototype AI chatbot that has gained a lot of traction in the last few days for its human-like, detailed answers to inquiries—ranging from like creating detailed code, to drafting a contract, or even asking it to plan a study, or write a job application. In fact, it has the potential to revolutionize the way people use search engines - by not just providing links for users to sift through, but by answering intricate questions, and even solving ela…

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Accelerating Better Business and a Better Future

Accelerating Better Business and a Better Future by Elisabet Lagerstedt

It seems like the whole world is now abruptly waking-up to increasing economic and political uncertainty, as well as to accelerating climate change and biodiversity loss. Several of the global risks earlier identified by the World Economic Forumare playing out. Including the fact that the world has already crossed several planetary boundaries and is on a pathway far above the 1.5°C target to mitigate climate change. We are now even reaching a point where the well-being of humanity and our planet…

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Are you stuck in a paradigm paralysis?

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"All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as self-evident."


-Arthur Schopenhauer


Change and disruption may seem to be new characteristics related to our modern world but are in fact not new phenomenon. They have been with us since the beginning of time, and some patterns seem to be repeated continuously.

Following her studies of change throughout human history, Connie Gersick described what…

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What does opportunity mean to you?

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Unleashing the potential of Better Business to address the wicked problems of the world provides vast opportunities - ultimately to build a better future. But what does opportunity mean to you? As inspiration, I've have selected some inspirational quotes from different eras and parts of the world to help get your mind on the journey.  


“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
(Albert Einstein)

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
(Francis Bacon)
"Each …

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Better Business is a key milestone

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"Like the digital revolution before it, the sustainability revolution promises to change everything. Yet, just as with digital, many companies are moving too slowly, taking an incremental approach to a challenge that demands a radical rethink."
-World Economic Forum 


The Sustainability Revolution is here, and today's sustainability trailblazers are leading the way. Better Business is a first and urgent milestone. Better Business is however not to be considered an end-destination in itself, …

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