Can Sustainability-driven Collaboration help get Canada “unstuck”?
Almost a year ago, The Natural Step Canada publicly announced a new strategic direction and launched a new program called the Sustainability Transition Lab. Aimed at tackling complex social and environmental challenges that no one party can address in isolation, the Sustainability Transition Lab blends a number of models and frameworks to help groups work more effectively together on systemic challenges.
I’m pleased to share with you the latest exciting development with this initiative. The story of the key steps since launching the program is provided in Saralyn Hodgkin’s blog Early Steps on the Journey of the Sustainability Transition Lab. The webpages for the Sustainability Transition Lab have been updated to reflect new learnings and developments, including an update on some of the newly-launched projects. We’re also pleased to have the opportunity to share learning together with you and other practitioners at the 2nd annual Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability Conference, happening this June 5th and 6th in Toronto.
One thing we plan to explore in more depth at Accelerate is the potential for sustainability-driven collaboration to be an enabler for innovation and bridge-building, particularly on a range of issues where Canadians seem “stuck.” From the ever-present debates about our energy future, to the transportation and other infrastructure renewal challenges facing our cities, there is no shortage of wicked problems challenging our policy-makers and organizational leaders. Read more...