5 new terms of sustainable development from the dictionary of progressive executives

I was lucky the third time to be a scholar of the Swedish Institute. This time — to be among the 20 representatives from eight countries of the Baltic region and to take part in a new leadership program LEAP Center for sustainable development at Stockholm University.

The Swedes are among the first who thought about what will happen “after the future” and, without waiting for radical geopolitical changes, political crises and economic collapse, today to gather the community, investing in its development.

The Scandinavian countries in advance of preparing the ground for long-term development of their region and jointly overcome global challenges. In particular to achieve three priority goals: the Baltic sea, enterprises of the region and the growing prosperity in these countries. It is noteworthy that the adopted in 2009 the EU Strategy for the development of the Baltic sea region is carried out without EU funding; supports the creation of new governance in the EU and is not developing a new legal framework of the EU.

Today Sweden on the rights of the founder of this Strategy is investing in a joint future, not only with others, but also distant neighbors, including Ukraine. We are invited to dialogue on an equal footing. Together with entrepreneurs and change agents from the Baltic countries we are discussing, to what ecosystem we want to live and what kind of future we wish our children how to balance economic, social and ecological systems and to ensure sustainable development.

Karina Sinkeviciute, the Agency Dot72 in explanation of the work of the group LEAP 2017

Offer to meet with five new terms entered the vocabulary of progressive executives of the business world. Resilience

Resilience – talking about resilience. Literally translated from the English language the term means the ability to recover after deformation, compression stress and the ability to easily adapt or to adapt to sudden changes.

In fact, the term coined in 1973, the canadian scholar, Professor of ecology Crawford Stanley (Buzz) Holling. But widely used in the last decade. However, as a new meaning.

Today resilience — is the ability to work with changes, continuing at the same time to develop. That is to use some shocks, whether climate change or the financial crisis as an incentive to upgrade, innovation, etc.

“Sustainability primarily is to turn the crisis into an opportunity”, says Carl Folke, founder and science Director of the Center for sustainable development at Stockholm University.

7 key principles of stability and control interaction of man and nature from the Centre for sustainable development at Stockholm University: Cultivate diversity in all things: biological, social, economic, cultural — is the main potential for future development; Manage relationships; Work with nature, not against it, invest in natural resources and later nature will always reward you; Watch the information signals on the global challenges and changes; Build social capital — trust, encourage learning; Expand interaction and encourage innovation; Implement mnogoznachnoi system management, it includes corporate governance and the principles of interaction between government, society, business and different groups of stakeholders for collective decision-making in a turbulent time.


Careconomy is economic development with a position of caring about the planet. For too long humanity has built an economy that focuses on wealth, and humanity and environment was only a resource to achieve the goal.

The new economy considers environmental care and concern for those with whom you or your business interact, the higher value.

Careconomy is a new philosophy of Economics and a system which provides for the establishment, management or support of associations, organizations and corporations who through their actions reinforce the planet and the lives of all its inhabitants. In other words, the most stable business model will be to strengthen our partnership with the planet. At the same time we open the next stage of human and planetary growth.

The basic principles of Careconomy

(developed by the Center for sustainable development, Stockholm University)

Author: Fredrik Wikholm. Source: https://www.careconomy.org

Invest in others and then you can earn. Money — tip of the iceberg in this model, but not a priority. The basis of such economic models to safeguard the society, to find a deep need for resolution of its problems, to create and implement valuable to mankind and to the planet decisions and only then — to make money. Climate positive

What happens if the company be viewed not through the prism of harmful emissions and negative impacts on the environment, but through the prism of what is important and positive they could do to improve climate?

In the world today sounds a lot of statements about the harmful effects of industries and businesses on the environment. There are discussions about how to reduce the level of toxicity, eliminate existing impacts. But few offers to talk about what positive or that the company did or produced, to improve the environment “of the dwelling”. So in the next negotiations with business partners be sure to ask how the 10-point scale their business climate positive. Chaordic organizations

What could be common between chaos and order? In the modern world it is the principles of management of the organization, society, groups of people. Chaordic organization is a term authored by Dee hock, founder and former CEO of VISA.

In English the word chaos means chaos, and order is. The combination of chaos and order is often viewed as a harmonious coexistence displaying characteristics of both, where neither chaotic nor ordered behavior does not dominate.

Chaordic principles have been applied to create different kinds of organizations such as business associations, non-profit and governmental organizations. I.e. when all the participants are interrelated in structure and each is Autonomous, but integral part. Such self-organizing and self-managing systems arise around the idea or value system. Today they belong to the innovation — in contrast to the traditional hierarchical management systems, the faulting. Selforganization

All of the above is unrealistic without self-organization and ability of individual groups to organize themselves for the lofty missions and goals. Today more and more popular is this style of management as agile. He suggests a culture of equality, trust, and self-organization. A transition from Directive, hierarchical style of management to delegate certain groups where there are main and subordinate, and employees are in equal positions.

In these organizations, a high level of mutual support more innovation and high employee engagement in the work. In such “living organizations” changes are implemented much faster. They have no internal resistance, since the trust and mutual respect dominate. The best examples of such transformations are described in the book of Fredrick Lala “Opening of the organization of the future.” In particular the secrets of success of individual companies, including Buutzorg, Zappos, etc. While we in Ukraine are discussing the possibility of full membership in the European Union, our neighbors to the North have already created and develop a new Alliance based on shared values and interests. And maybe “the future after the future” just around the corner… And maybe we should finally say goodbye to post-Soviet stereotypes about the missions in the government, and begin to create the future we want for our children and grandchildren.