Are you ready for Breakthrough?
How we enable business leaders to create the new wave of exponential, systemic solutions
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:
Making carbon productive
Volans and Covestro are leading an international consortium evolving new thinking on Carbon Productivity - a discipline that cross-cuts almost every aspect of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ambition: to have all businesses pay as much attention to the carbon they employ as to the financial capital they invest.
Levers for achieving Breakthrough Business Models
Volans' new series of briefings on Project Breakthrough spotlights 6 Breakthrough business model features - Personalisation, Closed-Loop, Asset Sharing, Usage-based Pricing, Collaborative Ecosystem and Agility. Read an introduction to this work on Medium.
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
Championing the Breakthrough agenda at…
Reimagining Carbon Basecamp
An invite-only event sharing the Carbon Productivity Consortium’s new open-source approach to support and measure climate-related innovation and improvement across industry, finance and policy.
We are delighted to announce one of the world’s leading sustainability experts, Paul Hawken, as our keynote speaker. Paul will introduce and discuss his landmark Project Drawdown assessment launched in April—and billed as the most comprehensive climate action plan yet proposed.
Breakthrough Money Basecamp
Hosted by UBS in London, and organised by Volans, the Breakthrough Money Basecamp will explore how finance can accelerate the Global Goals.
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017
This year’s Summit will gather global leaders to inspire true leadership for the SDGs, with part of the event celebrating progress on Project Breakthrough.
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.