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Project Breakthrough: Exponential Solutions to the SDGs
January 1, 2017
What would Google or Tesla do if they were asked to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? How can big business play into the opportunity space the SDGs present and embrace this new space as a leading economic imperative for the next few decades? These are the types of questions that will be explored in depth through the new Breakthrough Innovation Platform, which will see its European launch at SB’16 Copenhagen. Conceived as a strategic partnership between John Elkington’s Volans and the UN Global Compact, the Breakthrough Innovation Platform will aim to serve as a bridge between the linear world of incumbent companies and the increasingly exponential worlds of the insurgent innovators and entrepreneurs now driving disruptive businesses creating new, different forms of value. Built on top of Volans’ existing Breakthrough Agenda, this collaboration will embrace key Breakthrough principles, including the belief that incremental change is no longer enough and the fact that inevitable disruption all around us is a gift if thought of as a platform for radical innovation.
John Elkington, CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF POLLINATOR, VOLANS VENTURES LTD