tell you about the most significant inititiative I've ever undertaken: the ThriveAbility Consortium.
You will remember and in some cases have been part of previous waves of innovation that have swept through organisations globally: Excellence, Innovation, E-Business and Sustainability, for example. ThriveAbility has the potential to generate a similar global wave.
The ThriveAbility Consortium comprises a group of global business and thought leaders who have been at the forefront of one or more of these previous management revolutions and are dissatisfied with the direction in which current sustainability, CSR and innovation efforts are moving. Our goal is to radically simplify what organisations are doing based on the core principles and practices of ThriveAbility, to address the crisis.we are in at its roots while generating the businesses of the future.
- ex-head of Sustainability at Siemens, founder of the Global Reporting Initiative and recently Deloitte Head of Sustainability & Innovation Ralph Thurm;
- the founders of Turntoo who are driving a new business model, based on the circular economy, that preserves raw materials for the future by enabling Performance Based Consumption. Key clients include Robert Bosch and Steelcase.
- ex-head of an international water company turned Change guru Chris Cooke, whose PeopleScan and CultureScan diagnostics and Factor 100 change methods are delivering breakthroughs to really hard change problems
- CEO's of several major Scandinavian and German firms who are pioneering ThriveAbility type initiatives and have transformed their businesses.
We are also waiting for confirmation from the renowned John Elkington that he will be able to join us.
I will be in London mid-February, and am planning a small gathering of leaders who are curious about ThriveAbility. We are also holding a long weekend event here at Chateau La Tour Apollinaire March 22-24 called Embedding ThriveAbility. Whatever your diary and commitments, I would appreciate the opportunity to at least have a short conversation with you about this initiative, and also hear about your latest developments.