Are you ready for the Breakthrough Decade?

How we help business leaders get ready for the challenges and opportunities of the 2020s

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.

Our work

As a market catalyst, we’re interested both in the rate of change
and in its direction, quality and reach. Current projects include:

Announcing the Breakthrough Innovation Platform

Volans is proud to announce a strategic partnership with the UN Global Compact to bridge between the linear world of incumbent companies and the increasingly exponential worlds of the insurgent innovators and entrepreneurs now driving an A-to-Z of disruptive businesses creating new, different forms of value: faster and better…


Volans Supports New Global Commission

The 2016 World Economic Forum summit launched the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. This includes leaders of top companies and business-to-business platforms like WEF, WBCSD, the UN Global Compact and The B Team. John Elkington has joined the Advisory Board, while Volans helps tackle the business innovation agenda.



We shape the future with private, public and citizen sector partners


Championing the Breakthrough agenda at…

19th September 2016

United Nations Private Sector Forum

Volans is pleased to launch the Breakthrough Innovation Platform at this year’s UN Private Sector Forum.

Location: New York, USA MORE INFO
19th September 2016

Verge 16′

John Elkington will feature at this years VERGE, the event focusing on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions.

Location: Santa Clara, USA MORE INFO
26th September 2016

Sustainable Brands Copenhagen

John Elkington will speak on aligning the UN Sustainable Development Goals with business.

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark MORE INFO
19th October 2016

K Fair 2016

John Elkington will speak at this year’s K Fair, the leading plastics and rubber industry event.

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany MORE INFO


Since Volans was founded in 2008, we have produced
a series of books and reports on Breakthrough change.
Here are four recent titles:


If you would like to discuss our Breakthrough work further,
or if you have ideas on how to collaborate, please get in touch below.

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London, WC1A 2QA

+44 (0)20 7268 0390


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