OUR FUTURE - Our CEO Charlotte was interviewed about the importance of science, futures, seizing change agency and collaboration ahead of one of the biggest conference on corporate sustainability in Sweden in 2022.
HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT FUTURES - Our Head of Futures and Research Lead, PhD Andrew Merrie, is awarded the 2022 IF Award for Most Significant Futures Work from the Association of Professional Futurists. One of the expert judges; “The submission presented a powerful set of scenarios, rooted in solid research, applied to a new and important context of the oceans. The sci-fi scenarios, images and sound really brought these images of the future to life, especially through the storytelling lens. Using these in a museum setting really expands the potential impact. Very impressive.”
ÅRETS INSATS 2023 - Planethon and Spotify’s collaboration on the TwentySeventyTwo podcast is nominated for initiative of the year - an award highlighting initiatives creating positive impact for people, society, or the environment and can be seen as inspiration for other actors on the market. The jury on the nomination: ”… The idea is brilliant, using your (Spotify’s) platform and reach to create an understanding of an issue that is otherwise difficult to grasp. A worthy finalist that has made 60 000 listeners really feel what the world could look like in 50 years if we don’t change our behaviours now.”
Our journey started when we realized the enormous and untapped potential of sustainability science built on an understanding that people and planet are intertwined in social-ecological systems. That this was the detailed map to understand and navigate through complex, global problems.
This thinking has provided a new perspective on what it means to do business in a world where humanity is the largest driver of climate and environmental problems. Humans are in the driving seat. Even more importantly, this social-ecological map can help us support businesses to find the pathways to a sustainable future and be part of the team securing our planet as a safe and resilient home for future generations.
The world of business holds great responsibility and opportunity to drive the transformation of what and how we produce, consume and experience in our everyday lives. Although there is broad consensus across business landscapes around the urgency of innovating towards a sustainable future, available processes are slow and tools are inadequate.
The radical shifts needed demand new levels of speed, accuracy, scale and collaboration. To accomplish systems change, we need to move from hyper-competition and individual performance to collective intelligence, sensemaking and hyper-collaboration.