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" Great in provoking alternative views and critical thinking with his questions and challenges" Executive

Learning Objectives:


‘Business in the Anthropocene’ can add tailored sustainability mentoring to the coaching contract if agreed beforehand. This brings a more content-led approach in to the coaching core of following the agenda of the client. It enables executives to develop their individual sustainability motivation and apply it in role.

The mentoring is adapted to learning preferences and covers sustainability contexts that the client chooses. When integrated with coaching it can broaden and deepen sustainability performance further. Models and case studies are offered and selected reading lists can be provided.

"Clearer and more in-depth than presentations coming from other bodies. Uplifted. Overall it was excellent." Sustainability professional


• Enabling broad and deep corporate understanding of the Anthropocene through interconnecting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and placing them coherently in trans-disciplinary contexts.

• Enabling participants to relate their specific roles to sustainability leadership theory.



• Developing stable management of self and others through learning how to handle ambiguity, uncertainty, volatility, complexity and conflict relating to the Anthropocene.

• Developing wellbeing while dealing with unknowns.



• Achieving effective sustainability influence and impact across systems and through relationships and teams.

• Creating opportunities out of discomfort and crisis in sustainability dilemmas.

• Becoming open to the grounds for positive overall visions of the Anthropocene.

Sustainability contexts which can be mentored:

Sustaining Earth: Science, Validity, Credibility and Ethical Consequences

• Science and validity, the planetary boundaries model, core boundaries, multiple interactions, tipping points 

• Mitigation, adaptation, the precautionary principle, risk management, the cyclical economy, footprint analysis, TNS, ISO14001, GRI 

• Geoengineering

• Credibility and ethical consequences

Sustaining People: Valuing the Individual in the Population as a Whole

• The tension between individual human rights and collective ecology, neo-Confucianism, Islam, equality

• Global versus regional/ethnic identities

• Essentialism - the feminine, animals, robotic 'life'

• The Global Compact, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, CSR

Replacing Corporate Short-Termism with Prosperity

• Alignment: innovation, cutting waste, regulation

• Contested legitimacy: stakeholders, CR, creating shared value, MNCs and society-wide governance

• Prosperity motivation: replacing short-termism

Integrating Stakeholder Approaches to the Anthropocene

• Integrating different stakeholder sustainability narratives through: differentiating 'back to nature', adding to geological fatalism and eco-modernism, bracketing Western apocalypse (environmental dread/utopia) while harnessing ecological consciousness

• Combining platforms, business models

Leading Living Organisations: Complexity, Emergence & the Charisma of the Anthropocene

• The 17 UN Sustainable Development goals, complex adaptive systems and emergence

• "Ecology' as a social movement in global context

• Communications, denial, disavowal, Trojan Horse strategies

• Leadership theory, the Anthropocene's charisma, materiality and the living organisation

" An excellent job of extracting the history and philosophy of corporate sustainability...Very well organised in its arguments and premises...A CEO could use it as a discussion starter with both a board of directors as well as a management team...Very timely" Blind peer review

" Really great support” Executive

" Excels by helping us all to change and act differently” Executive