A TRANSFORMATIONAL ONLINE PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS LEADERS

THE BETTER BUSINESS Acceleration Program

 

# Unpack the green transition
# Discover a proven path
# Be the change

 

BECOME A CERTIFIED BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION LEADER
THE BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAM™

This transformational online program for business leaders will help you unpack the Sustainability Revolution and discover a proven path to build a Better Business and a better future. 

 

Format: Six insightful online modules with invitations to bonus live sessions and a community of likeminded peers.

Flexible learning: Complete the 24 h of learning in your own time with access to content and knowledge-base for 12 months.

Certification: Become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™

Course start dates: join anytime!

Regular price: € 1 250 (excl EU VAT)

Limited time offer: Register during spring 2024 at 50% discount.

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 THE BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAM
ACCELERATING THE GREEN TRANSITION 

 

 

The world of business has so far been part of the problem. Going forward, it needs to be part of the solution. It's simply time to go beyond business as usual. The book Better Business Better Future (2022) and the Better Business Acceleration Program provide a proven path.

This journey goes beyond conventional business education. It is a call to action, an invitation to co-create the healthy future we envision for our businesses, our planet, and the generations to come. In this program, we recognize the urgent need to embrace sustainability and embed it into the very core of our enterprises. 

We embrace the fact that businesses and business leaders can be powerful agents of positive change, and explore the journeys of trailblazers like Patagonia, Interface, Unilever, Ørsted, IKEA and Oatly for inspiration.

You get to discover a proven path, and are provided actionable insights that will help you and your team transform your business and business ecosystem.


What is Better Business?

We define a Better Business 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 long-term value for its stakeholders. All while minimizing ecological and social costs, engaging its business ecosystem, and collaborating to change the world. 

Better Business provides a proven path beyond business as usual, and is a stepping stone towards a more regenerative and thrivable future for all.

And, it's within your reach! The Better Business Acceleration Program shows you how to get there.

 


 

 

 

DISCOVER A PROVEN PATH

LEARN FROM THE TRAILBLAZERS

Learning from trailblazing companies that are already successfully surfing the waves of the Sustainability Revolution offers a great opportunity. Because these trailblazers represent pockets of the future, that can help us understand where this development is going.

These leaders and companies have realized the potential in Better Business, and are since decades or more already one their own unique paths to building better futures. They are still not perfect, but provide a wealth of inspiration. This program will help you understand their good practices, strategic choices, and more.

 

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A UNIQUE JOURNEY IN FOUR PARTS

The Better Business Acceleration Program offers a unique experience in four parts:

  1. A six weeks guided online program hosted by Elisabet Lagerstedt, the author of Better Business Better Future (2022).
  2. 12 months of access to the learning platform and knowledge base for further deep dive into a rich amount of relevant resources in your own time. 
  3. A community of current and future business leaders. All aiming at co-creating Better Business and a Better Future. 
  4. As a bonus, you will also be invited to quarterly guest lectures with trailblazing leaders and organizations, followed by experience exchange with peers.

Upon completing the six online modules, you become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™. 


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YOUR HOST AND GUIDE 

ELISABET LAGERSTEDT
Founder and Director of Future Navigators  I  Nordic B Leader 

Elisabet is founder and director of Future Navigators. She is also the author of the books Better Business Better Future (2022), and Navigera in i framtiden (2018).

As a former corporate executive, she was early on responsible for one of the pioneering sustainability brands in Sweden, and has worked for responsible B2C and B2B companies throughout her career. She started her career with Hilti and Unilever, and has in recent years worked with trailblazing companies such as Oatly and IKEA.

With an educational background in business and social sciences, she has studied at some of the world's leading business schools - at Harvard, IMD, Oxford, INSEAD and Singularity University.

Today a Nordic B Leader, her mission is to inspire business leaders to go beyond business as usual - to build Better Business and a better future. 

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FREE BONUS: BE INVITED TO QUARTERLY LIVE SESSION

LEARN FROM INSIGHTFUL LEADERS

Below the guest lecturers from 2023. The guests for 2024 to be presented on an ongoing basis.

Vincent Stanley
Director of Philosophy
Patagonia

Christel Kinning
Chief People & Transformation Officer Oatly

Robert Dackeskog
CEO
Duni Group

Nille Skalts
Founder & Executive Director
Nordic B Corp Movement

Soulla Kyriacou
Chief Operating Officer
A Blueprint for Better Business

Dorota Laughlin
Director of Operations
Animals Australia

  LEARN TO LEAD IN THE SUSTAINABILITY REVOLUTION

WHAT YOU WILL BRING WITH YOU

  • You will understand the Sustainability Revolution, and what is unfolding beyond business as usual. 

  • You will realize the vast potential for business in stepping up to the challenge.

  • You will get valuable insights into the practices of leaders and businesses in the frontlines of the Sustainability Revolution - such as Patagonia, Interface, Unilever, IKEA, Orsted, and Oatly - which will help you develop and implement your own Better Business strategy going forward.
  • You will have benchmarked your own business towards the Sustainability Trailblazers, and sketched out your path forward.

  • You will build a solid base to confidently lead this journey in your organization and business ecosystem going forward.

  • You will be invited to engage in a growing community of likeminded leaders.

  • You will become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™.
Sign up today to accelerate the shift beyond business as usual >>

  PARTICIPANT FEED BACK

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

99%
Excellent or Very Good
99%
Extremely Useful or Very Useful
  • Future-Navigators

    “The Better Business Acceleration Program does not only cover the basic knowledge needed to conduct a more sustainable business but takes it many steps further in moving towards regeneration in the corporate world. The program provides insight into the intersection between individual values and professional roles, to lay the foundation needed for the necessary transition the world needs. ”

    Account Executive at Worldfavor

  • Future-Navigators

    “We face new challenges, "wicked" challenges. Our existing toolbox increasingly does not hold the means to cope with the unfolding future. One of the few addressing this void, particularly at the high impact potential where business leadership sit, is Elisabet Lagerstedt. This program is so well put together, full of super rich content and really enjoyable. It also untangles the complexity and provides missing tools. In the right hands these tools can brighten our future and make for Better Business. This really is a huge lever for business that wants to meet the needs of the future, and what business doesn’t want that? ”

    Partner at Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory. Maritime Director at Ammonia Energy Association.

  • Future-Navigators

    “What a valuable journey this has been for me from an executive leadership point of view as well as from a non-executive board member perspective. The program offers a great combination of facts, models, role-model examples, important questions we need to ask ourselves to form a plan and a strategy framework to guide the way. The last module really offers something extraordinary and wraps it all up in a brilliant way – starting with us as individuals and our personal role in the needed transformation towards better business.”

    Experienced Executive and Non-Executive Board Member

  • The Better Business Acceleration Program The Better Business Acceleration Program™

    The Better Business Acceleration Program™ is a unique executive program combining six key online learning modules, a community for experience exchange, and a year-long journey of bi-monthly guest lectures and workshops with trailblazing leaders and organizations. 

    EUR 1,250.00

    “The program is superb, very well thought out, packed with useful content, and full of hope. I am really inspired to dig in deeper and see how I can contribute. It is urgent and we are the ones who create our future, the future of the planet and future generations.”

    Consultant at QMG. Former Quality & Environment Manager at Oatly.

  • Future-Navigators

    “The Better Business Acceleration Program provides valuable insights from trailblazer companies, helps to understand, and realize the vast potential for a business in stepping up to the challenge, and how to develop and implement your own Better Business Strategy going forward.”

    Managing Director at Eames Wyatt, Executive Search and Board Services

  • Future-Navigators

    “This program is not only packed with incredible resources and fantastic lessons, but it is also, in my humble opinion, perfectly paced, and there is a great divide between the video lessons and the additional material available in each lesson, so everyone has the chance to learn the most important concepts, read more on the most relevant resources below the lesson, and then also has plenty of opportunity to dig deeper into any particular topic if they want to. I am really enjoying this approach to learning, the platform itself, and the live sessions.”

    Head of Spark Lund

  • Future-Navigators

    “This is a game-changing course, that gave me a new perspective I didn't expect - a new perspective on the globe and a new perspective on me personally. I found this journey very exciting and challenging. And that is only the beginning. I'm going back to the source materials, where there is a lot to explore deeper.”

    Associate Director, Global Business Development, Publicis Group

  • Future-Navigators

    “THANK YOU for a great course, so well put together and really motivating and hopefull for the future! I’m so glad that I got the opportunity to take this journey. This is the best online program I’ve ever participated in. A wide range of methods, continuous reflections and varied experiences made it very rich in insights and learning.”

    Strategic Leader, SIT

  • Future-Navigators

    “Better Business is just something beautiful. Everything about the book, the concept, Elisabet and how she presents and facilitates this program is just something life changing. So gratefull to have stumbled upon this wonderful human being and her message. ”

    Engineer and Entrepreneur


 

CLICK ON THE MODULES TO EXPLORE THE CURRICULUM

SIX ONLINE MODULES TO START THE JOURNEY

Click on the modules below to explore the curriculum and preview a few selected lessons. The three first modules will help you understand the WHY. The last three modules will introduce you to the HOW.

MODULE 1
The Sustainability Revolution

In this first module, we will help you wrap your head around the Sustainability Revolution, and the need for a green transition. Planetary boundaries are now being exceeded beyond what is known as safe for life on Earth. What is going on? 
EXPLORE THE MODULE >>

MODULE 2
The Path Beyond Business As Usual

In this module we will explore the path beyond business as usual. Here, we suggest a clear direction for the future of business, where Better Business is a key evolutionary step on the way forward. 
EXPLORE THE MODULE >>

MODULE 3
Reenvisioning The Future

In this module, we explore the vast potential for Better Business, and why laggards in the long run will lose both relevance and attractiveness. You will also be invited to explore what future you want to be part of co-creating for our own grandchildren.
EXPLORE THE MODULE >>

MODULE 4
Learning From The Sustainability Trailblazers

The future is not evenly distributed - the pioneers are far ahead already, and the early majority is moving. There is however still time to act. Learning from the trailblazers - like Patagonia, Interface, Unilever, Orsted, IKEA and Oatly - will provide valuable insights into their strategic choices and journeys.
EXPLORE THE MODULE >>

MODULE 5
Understanding The Strategic Playing Fields

In this module you will learn to recognize the three strategic playing fields and five strategic levels of Better Business. You will also be invited to benchmark your own business towards the trailblazers, and sketch out your path ahead.
EXPLORE THE MODULE >>

MODULE 6
Realizing That It Starts With You

The focus of this last module is you. Because this is where it starts - with ourselves. We will explore why this challenge asks for us to leave our comfort zones, and move into our growth zones. We will explore the leadership needed, how we will need to work with both logic and emotions, and explore our own inner compass.
EXPLORE THE MODULE >>

Sign up today to explore a proven path beyond business as usual >>

 

ACCELERATE YOUR OWN SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE 

BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE

The Better Business Acceleration Program is in its essence a six weeks online course, to help you quickly get up to speed and accelerate your own learning and development.

You will however have access to the content for 12 months and can work through it in your own time. Upon completion you become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™.

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ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE YOUR LEARNING

On top of the six weeks online course, you will over the course of 12 months be invited a series of bonus guest lectures and interviews with insightful leaders and trailblazing organizations from around the world.

You will also become part of a community of current and future business leaders for networking opportunities and experience exchange. 

A sign up to this program also means that you have access to a unique knowledge base that continues to evolve over time. There you will find useful and relevant resources that you would want to get back to over the course of your 12 months access.

Everything to nurture and support your growth and development as a leader of change and transformation - towards the co-creation of Better Business and a better future. 

 

Start learning immediately on an easy-to-use learning platform

Please note that you can join this program at any time.

All learning content is available on an easy-to-use online learning platform. 

You will get access to the Program Dashboard immediately after sign up. Look for the e-mails in your inbox after sign up, which provide you with links to sign in.

Each of the six modules are released on a weekly basis in the beginning of the program, but can be completed in your own time. 

You have access to the learning platform and knowledge base for 12 months after sign up.

Each of the six online learning modules has:

  • 3-6 lessons with videos, text and supporting links. 
  • Question for reflection to support your learning at the end of each lesson.
  • A workbook exercise tying the content to your context, and setting the stage for your own way forward.
  • A quiz at the end of each module to verify your knowledge, and necessary to pass for you to become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader.
  • Additional online resources for optional deep-dive.

All in all, each module offers 3-5 hours of learning and reflection, as well as rich additional resources for optional deep-dive during your 12 months access.



"Good business is simply good for business and seriously needed in solving the world’s wicked problems."

- Elisabet Lagerstedt


 

 

 

 

CHOOSE TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION 

THE BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAM

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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This program has been designed for open-minded business leaders - past, current and future - who wish to future-proof themselves, and safeguard the relevance and attractiveness of their own organizations, while co-creating Better Business and a better future. Since you have read this far, you are probably one of the persons that this program targets and are most welcome to sign up.


To become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™ you are required to have completed the online course upon program end date (after 12 months). Specifically:

  • Completion and closing of all lessons and modules.
  • Share your thoughts and reflections on what you have learned in the comments sections in each lesson.
  • Share your reflections from the workbook assignment.  
  • Pass a short quiz at the end of each module.

Participation in the bi-monthly live sessions with trailblazing guest lecturers, and peer to peer experience exchange, is not required for certification. The live sessions should rather be considered as sources of inspiration to help you accelerate your development and elevate your perspectives even further.

This program is in its essence a six weeks online course based on the book Better Business Better Future (2022) by Elisabet Lagerstedt, who is also your guide and host on this journey. 

You have access to the learning platform and knowledge base for 12 months to complete the program in your own time. Upon completion of the six key modules, you become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™.

You will also be invited to an inspiring bonus series of bi-monthly guest lectures and interviews with trailblazing leaders and companies, followed by peer-to-peer experience exchange with Better Business leaders on the same journey.

An easy-to-use online learning platform will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your program.

You will get access to the Program Dashboard immediately after sign up. Look for the e-mails in your inbox after sign up, which provide you with links to sign in.

Each of the six modules are released on a weekly basis in the beginning of the program, but can be completed in your own time. 

You have access to the learning platform and knowledge base for 12 months after sign up.

Each of the six online learning modules has:

  • 3-6 lessons with videos, text and supporting links. 
  • Question for reflection to support your learning at the end of each lesson.
  • A workbook exercise tying the content to your context, and setting the stage for your own way forward.
  • A quiz at the end of each module to verify your knowledge, and necessary to pass for you to become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader.
  • Additional online resources for optional deep-dive.

All in all, each module offers approximately 4 hours of learning and reflection, as well as rich additional resources for optional deep-dive during your 12 months access.

 

The bonus live sessions with trailblazing leaders and companies are held on Zoom.

The bonus live sessions with our key guests are generally recorded.

Most live sessions however also include break-out sessions for discussion and experience exchange in small groups of leaders within this community. These parts of the live sessions will not be recorded. 

Group discounts are offered at the registration of 10+ people for the same program. Contact us to explore >> 

This program is brought to you by Future Navigators, on the Simplero learning platform. Future Navigators is a boutique consultancy and think tank on a mission to accelerate Better Business and co-create a Better Future. Read more about the company's mission here >>

We support impact start-ups and yearly offer free tuition to 20 ambitious students with a strong interest in building impact business models. Master students from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lund University School of Economics and Management are prioritized.

Master students on similar paths from other universities can also apply. Please send your request to participate and a short description of your motivation (max 300 words) to Elisabet Lagerstedt at elisabet.lagerstedt@future-navigators.com. 

A discount (or free tuition depending on the situation) can be granted for highly motivated current and future leaders from companies and organizations headquartered in developing countries.

To be considered for the above, please send your request to participate, a short description of your situation and motivation (max 300 words) and a short CV/link to your LinkedIn page, to Elisabet Lagerstedt at elisabet.lagerstedt@future-navigators.com. 


When you sign up you get 12 months availability to the learning platform and knowledge base and can complete the program in your own time. Purchases are binding and not refunded. See Terms and Conditions >>