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Connecting tomorrow's dots

Who we are

Volans catalyzes breakthrough change

PURPOSE

We help leaders move from incremental to systemic solutions.

APPROACH

To avoid Breakdown, we work for Breakthrough--not Change-as-Usual.

IMPACT

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:

The Breakthrough Pitch

A Pitch deck and Guide aimed at helping champions in business stretch the sustainability ambitions of their executive teams.

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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

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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.

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ProjectBreakthrough.io

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.

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"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.

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Partners

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

Events

Championing the Breakthrough agenda at…

7th November 2017

Web Summit 2017

John Elkington will speak at Web Summit 2018 as part of a session titled “The planet is under threat. Does tech have answers?”

Location: Lisbon, Portugal MORE INFO
8th November 2017

Opportunities for Innovators Today and Tomorrow @ SPARK

Lorraine Smith will talk about the innovation opportunities in reversing global warming

Location: Edmonton, Canada MORE INFO
22nd November 2017

Breakthrough Cities Workshop

The first in a series of events we are hosting with Innovate UK to explore how business model innovation can help solve urban sustainability challenges.

Location: Nottingham, UK MORE INFO
27th November 2017

FT Making Finance Sustainable

John Elkington will keynote on sustainable financing and investing in Carbon Productivity.

 

 

Location: London, UK MORE INFO

Publications

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

Contact

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

2 Bloomsbury Place
London, WC1A 2QA

+44 (0)20 7268 0390

info@volans.com

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Growing the Business of Tomorrow

Visit Project Breakthrough, exploring the mindsets, business models and technologies needed to deliver the Global Goals.