Yearly Archives: 2011

Of King and Countries

Geoff Lye maintains focus in a very warm Durban to discuss serendipity and liability at the COP 17: People who know me also know that I am a great believer…

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Oh, to be YOUNGO!

Geoff Lye, co-Founder of Volans and SustainAbility‘s Executive Chairman, focuses part two of his Durban blog series on the YOUNGOs. How are younger generations playing into the COP17? Find out here.

The Durban Disconnects?

Geoff Lye, co-Founder of Volans and SustainAbility‘s Executive Chairman, senses a series of disconnects between the COP conversations in Durban and the future we know is coming. Read his blog…

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Call for ‘Zeronauts’ in Singapore

John Elkington was in Singapore last month to launch The Future Quotient report (at the Family Business Network’s 22nd International Summit) and participate in a number of events including the…

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Girl Power

Volans was the proud host of a ‘Women in Social Finance’ meet-up on our comfortable red couches this past Tuesday.  Wine in hand and nibbles at arm’s reach, Suzanne Biegel…

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Good Deals

Volans is looking forward to Good Deals 2011, the UK Social Investment Conference, where inspirational social entrepreneurs meet innovative investors to get good deals done. Charmian Love, CEO of Volans, will…

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FQ for social enterprises

The Future Quotient (FQ) is relevant not just for business and policy leaders, but for social entrepreneurs as well. Read Charmian Love‘s recent article in Social Enterprise Live magazine where…

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Next-gen avatars to help future-focused thinking?

Is it possible to programme individuals and business leaders to think sustainably? Although this seems somewhat unusual, such solutions might just be what’s needed in these times where movements like…

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An Unreasonable Partnership

Since Volans co-founders John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan published The Power of Unreasonable People in 2008, social and environmental entrepreneurs have continued to take the world by storm. The Unreasonable…

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The Demand and Supply of Sensibility

In the latest issue of Social Space, John Elkington shares his views on thinking long-term and suggests how Singapore and indeed the wider Asian region – can play a role…

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FQ Star Spotlight: Ushahidi

The FQ Report recognizes Ushahidi as a superstar – shining brilliant and energizing all around them. Ushahidi, meaning ‘testimony’ in Swahili, uses open-source software and mapping technology to collect and visualize…

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FQ webinar today with SiG in Canada

Join Charmian Love from Volans and Tony Pigott from JWT Canada as they discuss The Future Quotient and implications for the social innovation and business sectors in Canada. Hosted by…

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Rewarding Londoners for behaviour change

Recyclebank and Transport for London today announced what we think is an exciting new scheme that will incentivise Londoners to cycle and walk to ease congestion, reduce pollution and boost…

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Promoting Fairness for Future Generations

Volans is looking forward to the official launch of the Intergenerational Foundation on October 19th at the Houses of Parliament.  They were chosen as one of the 50 Stars in…

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Think in longer timeframes

In difficult times, one of the first things to suffer is often the future. As uncertainty grows, we focus on what worked in the past, but try to do more…

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