BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD

BECOME A CERTIFIED BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION LEADER 

"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 
    

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GO FROM INSIGHT INTO STRATEGY AND ACTION

ACCELERATE THE SHIFT TOWARDS BETTER BUSINESS AND A BETTER FUTURE

The next decades will see the greatest industrial transformation of our times – maybe of any times. The Sustainability Revolution is simply changing the world as we know it. So what do we do now? Where do we go from here? And how can you as a business leader make a meaningful difference?

In fact, the world of business - and you as a business leader - can be an important agent of change. There is an immense potential in finding solutions to wicked problems - such as climate change, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, obesity, waste, clean air and water, and gender equality - through the ingenuity, creativity, collaboration and resources that we can so often call forth more effectively and efficiently than other human organizations. 

Learning from trailblazing leaders and companies that are already successfully surfing the waves of the Sustainability Revolution also offers a great opportunity. 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.

 

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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 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 it is an important step towards a more regenerative and thrivable future for all. And, it's within your reach!

"The next decades will see the greatest industrial transformation of our times – maybe of any times.."
- Ursula von der Leyen

 

 

DISCOVER A PROVEN PATH BEYOND BUSINESS AS USUAL
THE BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAM

 

 

 

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A UNIQUE JOURNEY IN THREE PARTS

The Better Business Acceleration Program offers a unique journey of exploration in three parts:

  1. Six online learning modules with 24 hours of learning based on the book Better Business Better Future, by Elisabet Lagerstedt (2022). 
  2. Six bi-monthly guest lectures with trailblazing leaders and organizations, followed by experience exchange with peers. 
  3. An invitation to a community of current and future business leaders. All aiming at co-creating Better Business and a Better Future. 

Already upon completion of the six online modules you become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™. You then continue accelerating your learning and growth over the course of the full year program journey. 

You can join this program at any time. New participants are admitted on a rolling basis. 


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YOUR HOST, GUIDE AND TEACHER

ELISABET LAGERSTEDT
Founder and Director of Future Navigators  I  B Leader  I  
Author of Better Business Better Future (2022)

Elisabet is your host, guide and teacher on this program. As a former corporate executive, she was early on responsible for one of the pioneering sustainability brands in Sweden, and has worked for responsible companies throughout her career. In recent years, with trailblazing companies such as Oatly and IKEA. Today a B Leader, her mission is to inspire business leaders to go beyond business as usual - to build Better Business and a Better Future. 

In this program, Elisabet draws from:

  • 25+ years of corporate business and leadership experience from responsible businesses.
  • 10 years as an Executive Advisor, Consultant and Coach within the fields of insight, strategy, innovation and transformation.
  • Years of research for her books, Better Business Better Future (2022), and Navigera in i framtiden (2018).
  • A rich educational background from leading business schools at Lund University, Harvard, IMD, Oxford, INSEAD, and from Singularity University.
  • A decade of pro-bono work with impact start-ups and entrepreneurs at Lund University.
  • Lessons learned from the B Corp movement.

BLeaders

 

TRAILBLAZING GUESTS

LEARN FROM LEADERS IN THE FRONTLINES

More guest lecturers and interviews for 2023 to be announced on an ongoing basis

Christel Kinning

Chief People & Transformation Officer at Oatly

Vincent Stanley

Director of Philosophy at Patagonia

Dorota Laughlin

Director of Operations at Animals Australia

  WHAT YOU WILL BRING FROM THE PROGRAM

BECOME A CERTIFIED BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION LEADER

  • 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, envisioned your desired future, and sketched out your path forward.

  • You will explore your inner compass and 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 for growth and development.
Sign up today to accelerate the shift beyond business as usual

EXPLORE A PROVEN PATH BEYOND BUSINESS AS USUAL
FOR OPEN-MINDED BUSINESS LEADERS

This program is unlike every other. And, it's not for everyone. It is designed for open minded business leaders - current and future - who wish to explore and realize the potential of the Sustainability Revolution with a community of likeminded peers. To help accelerate and nurture the transformation of their companies, and more confidently navigate and accelerate their own journeys - led by an inner compass. All aiming at co-creating Better Business and a Better Future. 

Because, you as a business leader is crucial in accelerating this transformation. By 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.

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board members

 

Strategists and
consultants

 

Entrepreneurs and
intrapreneurs

 


 

PARTICIPANT FEED BACK

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

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  • 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. ”

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    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? ”

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    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.”

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    Experienced Executive and Non-Executive Board Member

  • The Better Business Acceleration Program 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. Already upon completion of the six online modules you become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™. You then continue accelerating your learning and growth over the course of the full year program journey. 

    It is designed for open minded business leaders - current and future - who wish to explore and realize the potential of the Sustainability Revolution together with likeminded peers, while learning from the very frontlines. Everything to help accelerate and nurture the transformation their companies, and more confidently navigate and accelerate their own journeys - led by an inner compass. Ultimately aiming at co-creating Better Business and a Better Future. 

    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.”

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    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.”

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    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.”

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    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.”

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    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.”

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    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. ”

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    Engineer and Entrepreneur

 

 

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. Planetary boundaries are now being exceeded beyond what is known as safe for life on Earth. What is going on? 
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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MODULE 5
Understanding The Strategic Playing Fields

In this module you will learn to recognize the three strategic playing fields and five strategic intents of Better Business. You will also be invited to benchmark your own business towards the trailblazers, and sketch out your path ahead.
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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.
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 BECOME THE CHANGE THAT YOU WISH TO SEE

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A UNIQUE PROGRAM JOURNEY

The Better Business Acceleration Program starts with a six weeks online course, to help you get up to speed and accelerate your own learning and development. You will 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™.

Over this unique journey, you will also be invited to bi-monthly guest lectures and workshops with trailblazing leaders and organizations from around the world. And, become part of a community of current and future business leaders for networking and experience exchange.

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. 

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 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 and commenting 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.
  • 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 learning journey.

Please note that the bi-monthly live sessions will be released on an ongoing basis. 


"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."
- R. Buckminster Fuller

  BE PART OF THE SOLUTION 

CHOOSE TO BE AN ARCHITECT OF THE FUTURE

 

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€1,250

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Six modules to help you accelerate the shift. 12 months access to complete in your own pace.

Become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader ™.

Join a growing community of business leaders.

Be invited to the bi-monthly live online sessions with peers and interesting guests during the year - for experience exchange and accelerated learning. 


Frequently Asked Questions

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This program is not for all. It has been designed for open-minded business leaders - 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 is a year long journey of exploration starting with a six weeks online course based on the book Better Business Better Future by Elisabet Lagerstedt, who is also your guide and host on this journey. 

You are then invited to an inspiring series of bi-monthly guest lectures with trailblazing leaders and companies together with a community of leaders sharing the same journey.

The online course can be completed in your own time during the program. Upon completion, you become a Certified Better Business Acceleration Leader™.


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

You will have access to the platform and its content for 12 months from program start.

The bi-monthly guest lectures with trailblazing leaders and companies will be held on Zoom.


The bi-monthly guest lectures will be 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. 

This program is brought to you by Future Navigators, on the Simplero learning platform. Future Navigators is a 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 a free tuition for outstanding Master students with a strong interest in building impact business models from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lund University School of Economics and Management. 

Purchases are binding and not refunded. You pay for 12 months availability to the learning platform and content. See Terms and Conditions >>

  

 

BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD

BECOME A CERTIFIED BETTER BUSINESS ACCELERATION LEADER 

"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 
    

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