We believe learning is the best vehicle for change and progress forward. It was therefore a treat to spend 2 days with our Cheetah- Sustainable Innovation Program group in the second module of this years program. We explored how disruptive change is impacting our organisations and business models, and how we as leaders can navigate within this.
Some insights we discussed:
Peter Carlsson, CEO and Founder of Northvolt shared his personal leadership journey and beliefs on how to build and scale a large (sustainable) battery factory. We were impressed by his personal journey and drive, as well as humbled by the complexity of building a sustainable battery company, that also will be key to other organisations sustainability efforts.
The architect and designer behind the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jakob Trollbäck shared his views on how elegant equations and systems are needed to drive complex change. He also shared the 17 Sustainability Lessons for leaders, that the last cohort created, and how we together can utilize these to exhalate change faster.
Understanding how exponential technologies can be a vehicle for driving exponential sustainable change was presented by Rebecka Carlsson. We also got her new book that we are now reading through and applying the new thinking in the Sustainable Business Canvas.
An impressive example of an organization that are going through change and leading the strategy forward with both head and heart was Per Utterbäck from Volvo Group. He shared Volvo’s strategy and his leadership approach to drive probably the biggest shift for Volvo AB in modern times.
We also got to hear how Google Clouds MD, Eva Fors is approaching her leadership within Google, especially in a pandemic where the office is 100% closed, and she is growing the team at the same time.
Looking forward to continue to learn together and progress sustainability efforts in our organisations and society.
Written by Christina, Program Lead: Novare’s Cheetah-Sustainable Innovation Program and Managing Director at Novare Leadership.