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Co-Creating the Emerging Future: Doughnut Economics

Welcome to the Transformation Systems dialogue series!

This dialogue is the fourth of a series of five co-inquiry sessions into human development in the Anthropocene, building from the Human Development Report 2020. It continues the journey through Presencing Institute’s (PI) Theory U as a method for awareness based systems change.

During this fourth dialogue, we will cover the ongoing work of applying Doughnut Economics in the Global South, which builds on the idea that economic growth needs to be viewed as a means to reaching social goals within ecological limits, not as an indicator of success in itself. We will reflect on the challenges of realizing the SDGs without violating our planetary boundaries in the context of our cities.   

Featured speakers and facilitators:  

  • Kate Raworth, Economist Oxford and Cambridge University

  • Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Under Secretary General for Partnerships in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 

  • Otto Scharmer, MIT Senior Lecturer and Co-Founder, Presencing Institute

If you missed the last dialogue, check it out here. This initiative builds from the Awareness-based Collective Action dialogue series in July-August 2020, led by Otto Scharmer and based on Theory U. Visit the Summer Dialogue series SparkBlue page to read about the origins of this journey.  

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da qun xiang
da qun xiang

My team and I will accelerate the implementation of sustainable development goals in the next 10 years 。
Time is pressing, we must act quickly!

Kenyatta Mirindi
Kenyatta Mirindi

The choice we make on a daily basis will determine the kind of society we want to become and how we are to achieve that society

Different types of chosen business models should provide value to our planet earth and end users. World’s business organizations must have the capacity to capture value in the process of serving our society.
Any given operation system technology need to create and provide value for whoever uses it.

Most projects focused on an intuitive Companies website, which incorporated features for those thinking about who their users are and what they want, in order to develop a skill and improve business and meet expectations precisely to exceed competitors in terms of technology and maximize their own profits without regard for our planet earth. This may be the model of business employed to determine the tactics available to compete against, or cooperate with, other firms in the marketplace. Firms across the world advertising for vacancies in Business sectors have increased significantly compared to the number of employees in the sector of environmental activities. Our PLANET EARTH (ALMA MATER. LA MERE NOURRICIERE) must be considered as a business website which we run on a daily basis. We must stress the importance of making every effort to ensure its maintenance without compromising the ability of our and future generations’ needs. The identification of gaps from systematic reviews is essential to identify other issues. Also ensure a proper identification and engagement of business world user groups and other stakeholders involved. It is important to understand that not all stakeholders will have the same influence or effect on a project, nor will they be affected in the same manner. However, we need to engage them by facilitating workshops with managed expectations from different areas of the business to ensure engagement and support of the project with architects to model end-to-end processes and resolve identified other gaps. Organise events and organisations strategies, like community groups or festivals and fairs, during which they can try to reach and engage the audiences as a form of publicity, awareness “values toward a scientifically informed understanding of earth systems, taking a whole-of-society approach with a clear intent to restore nature and reduce our footprint.” UNDP. The use of the exhibition approach or the fringe activity to building a team with newly acquired members

UNEP, UNDP and other relevant institutions can still play the role of Stakeholder management/workshop facilitation – to facilitate various workshop sessions to elicit sustainable requirements for our planet earth, analyse the cause and effect of “Complex global challenges, the geopolitical weaknesses, losing our life support systems, irreparable deterioration of the environment, the world outdated models of economic growth, the existing global inequalities, exclusion and discrimination, and diminishing agency, the unequal distribution of digital access between and within countries, failure to mobilise a global response, and leaving behind those less fortunate that lead to failure, the levels of transparency…" 2020HDR and many more likely to be identified in the ongoing Stakeholders’ consultations , make sure all the findings are inclusive , accurate and reflect the scenarios. Any issues affecting progress between environment and digitalisation processes should be listed together with any associated assumptions made.

Attend regular stakeholders’ meeting such as design authority, change board, steering committee to provide project update using RAG and RAID to discuss and escalate issues when required. Set up Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor information inputs, performance and ensure deliverable solutions are effectively and efficiently met accordingly. It may be possible to reach a decision as part of the initial feasibility study for the known gaps but other, unknown, gaps may be needed to perform more requirement analysis and technical investigation before a technical option can be chosen.


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