"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
Rivers come in lots of different shapes and sizes, but they all have some things in common. All rivers and streams start at a high point, a mountain, or a hill. Water from a source - like a spring, snow melt, or a lake - starts at this high point and begins to flow down to lower points. As the water flows down, it navigates the landscape, and it may pick up more water from other small streams, springs or or from rain or snow melt. These streams may slowly join together to form a larger stream or river. Small rivers and streams may join together to become larger rivers. As they make their way to the sea, rivers help shape the features of the Earth.
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Our mission is to inspire leaders to navigate and accelerate the co-creation of Better Business and a Better Future. In that, we humbly aspire to be one of many rivers that help shape our world for the better.
A Better Business can be described as a future-ready company with a long-term perspective - guided and inspired by its higher purpose. This helps the organisation create, deliver and capture value to its stakeholders. All while minimizing ecological and social costs, engaging its business ecosystem, and collaborating to change the world, whilst exploring more regenerative business practices.
We recognize and support not only the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but also the Inner Development Goals (IDGs). Because you as a business leader is crucial in this transformation. By growing vertically, expanding your impact, providing purpose, direction and resources, you can contribute to meaning, transformation, growth - and even help enhancing the wellbeing of both people and planet, while future proofing your business. Better Business is simply good for business, and seriously needed in solving the world's wicked problems. Also, it is an important key for any company aiming to become fit for the future. Not to mention the importance of creating a better future for the generations to come.
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All rivers eventually find their way and become powerful streams. You be a river too.
Start from a higher perspective, decide to shape the future for the better, and navigate your way forward. Because you can.