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  1. Sustainability Threads Oxfam Intersections Reportback Section 27 October 2009

  2. Key Ideas • Practical visionaries • The wisdom of a nation rests in its citizens • What do we want to sustain? • Finding creative spaces … avoiding polarities … refusing to be boxed or trapped … insightful agility

  3. Gallopin: Sustainability is the dynamic preservation of the essential identity of the system amidst permanent change. All living systems including organisations are changing all the time. The point is not to eliminate change but to avoid the destruction of the sources of renewal of that system so that it can recover and reorganise • Significance of leadership & relationships / networking in sustaining / growing

  4. Sessions Networking (Denise Hunt) Leadership (Rebecca Freeth) Reflection (Pooven Moodley) Baselines, M&E (Margaret Roper) Welfare vs Development (Julian May)

  5. Listening • Sustainability is about every aspect of an organisation’s life • Moving beyond polarities – exploring and engaging with developing dynamics • Dancing between vulnerability and courage • Harnessing the energy – listening and staying with the sources of survival and renewal without losing our identity