Thought Leadership
Innovation is an individual or collective manifestation of future-oriented consciousness and not simply the product of an individual brain.
Innovation and Sustainability

Sustainability requires innovation on a large scale. We need to act and drive innovation in a context of understanding the world as an interconnected system and understanding humankind as a web of relationships. The challenges ahead cannot be addressed by singular solutions, territorial claims, or individual intelligence alone.

With societal needs in mind, change-makers are becoming aware of the uncounted avenues for innovation for companies, public institutions, and civil society organisations. The Collective Leadership Institute empowers people to jointly design responsible future actions and make innovation a collaborative effort.

The Challenges Ahead

Sustainability challenges range from climate change, energy security, water scarcity, and resource management to poverty, economic justice, peace and democratic institutions, food security, demographic change, and population growth. They will impact businesses, governments, and civil society for many years to come.

The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind.

Thomas Carlyle
The Opportunities Waiting

Realising sustainable development at an international level requires an improvement in the living conditions for most people in the world. It would also ensure that progress happens within the limits and capacities of a functioning global ecosystem. Rethinking the way we co-create and exploring new models of economic development will take us into the future.

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Regular dialogue events bring people from different sectors and backgrounds together to exchange on Collective Leadership themes or across an array of topical issues.

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The Art of Resilience

In order to shape innovation for a sustainable future, it is essential to always consider the larger context of our actions, stay responsive to the needs of the larger whole (the organisation, the company, the cooperation system, the world), and foster interaction in a mutually supportive way. It helps us to become a partner of evolution and learn the art of resilience.

Discovering New Ways

The exposure to different constructions of reality is paramount for our capacity to spot innovative solutions to the challenges of sustainability. But whatever we search for needs to be embedded in our ability to sense the whole, our capacity to open up to collective intelligence, and our willingness to base our inventions and actions on our recognition of our own and others’ humanity.

CLI's Thought Leadership Activities

CLI always tries to innovate a way into a new future where partnerships systems are the norm and dominator systems are the exception. We do this through the following thought leadership activities:

Impact Statement: Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership is one of CLI’s four strategic pillars. Find the current information on the impact of Thought Leadership below.

Thought Leadership impact 2023
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