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Visit Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt

Visit Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt

The founder of the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) and The Natural Step, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt visited us in The Netherlands. One of the highlights was his appearance at a Meet & Greet in the TNS office in Eindhoven where practitioners were able to hear more details about his views and current developments. He also delivered a keynote at the Nationaal Sustainability Congres 2013 in Rotterdam and gave several interviews. Below a few sources for more a capture of

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New Product Development Course

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The New Product Development course is a preparation to the official PDMA exam that gives access to the New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certificate. FUTURE-PROOFinc. provides a section of the course specifically on how to incorporate sustainability as an inspiration for innovation: strategic and operational aspects in New Product Development. For more details, potential early bird discounts (before January 4th 2014) and registration click the button.

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“Sustainability communications”

Sustainability Communications September 30th, 2013 Sustainability professionals’ biggest failure since the 1970s is communication. Over the past 40 years, the sustainability movement has been unsuccessful at convincing people that there is a real need for sustainability and many people and organizations remain closed-minded on this issue. However, sustainability and communications do go hand-in-hand and are often assigned to the communications department. As often these professionals are busy and have limited background in sustainability they benchmark and communicate (as positively as

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“A magnet for Innovation”

"A magnet for Innovation"

A Magnet for Innovation September 23rd, 2013 Sustainability is as simple as being able to provide good quality of life for all, now and in the future. This short video clip is a nice summary of the basic concept of sustainability. The current innovation and sustainability path is focused on cutting costs and efficiency, but society in general is not moving towards better standards on a societal level. When you step back and look at the global sustainability challenge, you see a

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Sustainability journey with distinct levels

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We wrote an article for the American Alliance for Museums (AAM) describing a graphical overview of our view on Evolution in Sustainability thinking and organisational involvement. It advocates systems thinking and the use of science based principles when addressing sustainability in the organisation and its value chain. It was published in the August 2013 edition of the PIC Green Newsletter of the American Alliance for Museums (AAM) and was sent to their members in the USA. Sustainability, stewardship, green design, social responsibility – many interpretations of the same topic

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Archive – Sustainability as an Innovation Magnet

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In co-operation with TNS The Netherlands we developed and will deliver a 3-day course at La Salle Almere. Sustainability as an Innovation Magnet Sustainability as an Innovation Magnet is an intensive, hands-on executive course designed to let the participants learn how to develop and implement a sustainability strategy. The course has a holistic, science-based approach, and offers practical tools and methods that help companies/participants to embed innovative ideas, products and solutions and communicate more effectively with stakeholders. Download this information. Course

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Archive – New Product Development Summer CourseProduct Ontwikkeling Zomer cursus

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The New Product Development course is a preparation to the official PDMA exam that gives access to the New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certificate. FutureProof provides a section of the course specifically on how to incorporate sustainability as an inspiration for innovation: strategic and operational aspects in New Product Development. For more details, potential early bird discounts (before June 15th 2013) and registration click the button. Acht van de tien innovaties mislukken. Verbeter nog deze zomer de effectiviteit van uw innovatieprocessen.

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Archive – Sustainability as an Innovation Magnet (3-Days, at La Salle)Sustainability as an Innovation Magnet (3-Days, at La Salle)

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In co-operation with TNS The Netherlands we developed and will deliver a 3-day course at La Salle Almere. Sustainability as an Innovation Magnet Sustainability as an Innovation Magnet is an intensive, hands-on executive course designed to let the participants learn how to develop and implement a sustainability strategy. The course has a holistic, science-based approach, and offers practical tools and methods that help companies/participants to embed innovative ideas, products and solutions and communicate more effectively with stakeholders. Download this information.

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Award ceremony

Award ceremony

The Sparbankstiftelsen Kronan award ceremony took place thursday 22nd of November 2012 at Halmstad University in Sweden. Selene Kfoury, Rutger Verkouw and Edwin Janssen were invited to present their Masters thesis ‘Mind the Gap! Strategically Driving GRI Reporting Towards Sustainability‘ and receive a certificate and a cheque for their work. The Sparbankstiftelsen Kronan award is an initiative of Swedbank.

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BLT Newspaper article

BLT Newspaper article

On wednesday 21st of November a press conference took place in Karlskrona where the winners of the The Sparbankstiftelsen Kronan award presented their thesis ‘Mind the Gap! Strategically Driving GRI Reporting Towards Sustainability‘ and answered questions. Unfortunately we were not able to attend the press conference other then by Skype. The presentation resulted in an article in the local BLT newspaper (see photo). The Sparbankstiftelsen Kronan award is an initiative of Swedbank. More on the award ceremony.

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