Connecting tomorrow's dots
Who we are
Volans catalyzes breakthrough change
We help leaders move from incremental to systemic solutions.
To avoid Breakdown, we work for Breakthrough--not Change-as-Usual.
We catalyze market change through agenda setting, advocacy and advice.
As a market catalyst, we’re interested both in the rate of change
and in its direction, quality and reach. Current projects include:
The Breakthrough Pitch
A Pitch deck and Guide aimed at helping champions in business stretch the sustainability ambitions of their executive teams.
Presenting Carbon Productivity
Volans, and the Carbon Productivity Consortium are calling for a 10x improvement in Carbon Productivity – the value we create per unit of carbon used. Achieving this would simultaneously deliver a sustainable climate and a prosperous world. Learn more at carbonproductivity.com
The Breakthrough Compass
The compass lays out our theory of change.
That to address the realities of climate change and other ways in which we are increasingly overrunning planetary boundaries, we must now shift our mindsets, technologies, and business models from negative to positive, and from incremental to exponential.
Volans is proud to announce 'Project Breakthrough' - in collaboration with the UN Global Compact. Project Breakthrough is the home of the exponential mindsets, business models and technologies that will make the SDGs possible by 2030.
"Breakthrough Business Models" - our September 2016 report
Our September 2016 report spotlights the shift from the business case for change, to the business models needed to deliver both financial and extra-financial value in tomorrow's world. The report was commissioned by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, launched at the 2016 World Economic Forum summit.
We shape the future with private, public and citizen sector partners
Our core team is supercharged by our Board, Advisory Council, Associates and Alumni
What we’re up to — and what’s grabbing our attention
Breakthrough Cities: Exploring Air Quality in Nottingham
Together with Innovate UK, Volans will be conducting the first of a series of Breakthrough Cities workshops in Nottingham, UK on 22 November 2017. The one-day event will bring together decision-makers from the Derby & Nottingham Metro Area and innovation-focused SMEs to co-create the new business and engagement models needed to solve complex urban challenges. The specific focus of
Championing the Breakthrough agenda at…
Breakthrough Cities Workshop
The second in a series of events we are hosting with Innovate UK to explore how business model innovation can help solve urban sustainability challenges.
Register for free to see John Elkington speak alongside Paula Cabellero and Lord McConnell on the link between the SDGs, cities and the Paris Agreement.