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June 14, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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Member Forum on Zoom under Chatham House rule
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Interest Group: Non-Fiction Books

Hosted by:
Peter Lamell
Dianne Jacobs

June 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm


An innovation agenda for turning our biggest global societal challenges into opportunities to thrive. Whether you’re a board director, a business leader, an executive, a professional in the sustainability field, or someone who wants to be better informed about ways to take positive action, this book group discussion is for you.

The future will be better than you think. Thriving shows how innovation can regenerate nature, society, and the economy by taking us from degradation to restoration of ecosystems, from depletion to renewal of resources, from disparity to responsibility in communities, from disease to revitalisation of health, from disconnection to rewiring through technology, and from disruption to resilience of infrastructure and institutions.

Thriving: The Breakthrough Movement to Regenerate Nature, Society, and the Economy (Fast Company Press March, 2022) by Wayne Visser strives to:

-> Inform about why change is necessary and how it happens in society, as well as counter prevailing despair and pessimism about the state of the world with hope and optimism;

-> Inspire with what change is possible and where it is already happening, showing how we can go from problems of breakdown to breakthrough solutions;

-> Impel by creating a desire to turn information and inspiration into action, adding momentum to the growing regeneration movement.

Thriving is not an exercise in blind optimism about technology or other miracle-cure solutions; rather, it is an accessible approach to systems thinking and an offer of pragmatic hope based on purpose-driven creativity and innovation.

Dr. Wayne Visser describes himself as an idea-monger, storyteller, and meme weaver. A globally recognized “pracademic,” he is the author of 40 books. He has been recognised by Trust Across America as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders in trustworthy business and named a top-100 sustainability leader by ABC Carbon. He currently serves as head tutor, fellow, and lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, as well as professor of integrated value at Antwerp Management School, where he holds the world’s first academic chair in sustainable transformation.

Read the book, come with an open mind, hear differing perspectives in this intimate, digital format and uncover what your fellow readers think.

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