Can CSR bring development benefits? • CSR and international development followed by first reflections • Deep dive into 4 ‘Take a Stand’ statements • Businesses should support governments in achieving their sustainable development plans through CSR. • Businesses should work with the international development community to plan their CSR activities. • CSR activities in developing countries should have a direct business benefit. • Is CSR enough to create the change we need? • Introducing Lead International • Networking
Businesses should support governments in achieving their sustainable development plans through CSR.
Businesses should work with the international development community to plan their CSR activities.
CSR activities in developing countries should have a direct business benefit.
Inspiring leaders for a sustainable world Lead InternationalAn Introduction 9 July 2014, CSR Meet-up in London
A different kind of leadership is needed Leadership for highly complex situations Dynamic Complexity Cause and effect are far apart in space and time. • Social Complexity Diverse stakeholders. Potentially entrenched and antagonistic-perspectives and interests. • Generative Complexity The future is undetermined and the problem is unfolding in unpredictable ways. The old solutions are inadequate. Requires a systemic solution Requires a participative approach Requirescreative solutions based on an emergent learning approach
A new kind of learning is needed Immersive learning Journeys provides a low risk practice field for this new emerging context
Lead’s Leadership Framework Building capacity to navigate complexity
Leading for Sustainability Programme • 5 month open leadership programme for sustainable development run in Europe • Programme runs from September ‘14 – February ‘15 • Aimed at mid- to senior-management level from across all sectors and fields of work from Europe or world • Highly experiential programme • Become part of the LEAD Fellow Network - representing the world’s largest and most influential network of almost 3,000 cross-sectoral and cross-cultural sustainability leaders from 90 countries
1 September – 3 October2014 7 – 11 October2014 13 October – 6 February 2014 11 – 15 February 2014
LEAD Challenge Return to the land – Creating sustainable livelihoods in rural Portugal Questions we’ll explore this year • What are the systemic issues of returning to the land and living sustainably in a rural context? • How could these rural initiatives fit into the existing economic, social and political systems? • What can we draw on as successful models of sustainable living and rural resilience in other parts of Europe and the world? • What type of leadership is needed to create rural resilience and sustainable livelihoods?
Lead InternationalLG01 Lincoln HouseKennington Park1-3 Brixton RoadLondon SW9 6DE United KingdomT +44 (0)207 938 8701F +44 (0)207 938 8710E email@example.com LEAD: Anglophone West Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, Francophone Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan and Southern and Eastern Africa. www.lead.org
Meetups for the rest of 2014 No Meetup in August September 10th : Topic tbc October 8th: Topic tbc November 12th: Planning Meetup for 2015 Programme December 10th: Festive season Social Networking Meetup HAPPY HOLIDAYS!