What’s calling you to action?

5 Impact Teams: tackle the issues that matter most to you.

Advancing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from Tokyo to Timbuktu.

Across The Global Summit Impact Ecosystem, 5 Teams of Catalytic change agents, partners, and inspired citizens unite to reimagine and build our thriving future.

Building upon Tokyo 2020 inspiration and digital shift, we are recruiting up to 100 Catalysts across 5  teams to be accelerated in a year-round Movement Building Masterclass starting with the 7SS regenerative leadership Bootcamp (Sept – Nov).

With the best ideas and committed leaders, we will continue to galvanize collaboration into 2021 when 15 game-changing solutions (Community; Policy; and Tech x 5) are selected for development in the Hackathon (February 20) and shared worldwide in the Global Pitch (Feb 21).

Are you a collaborative leader on a mission to create change in one of our impact areas? Apply to be a Catalyst Today.

WELLBEING 360: Evolving Food, Health & Lifestyles

A healthy world starts with us. Wellbeing has taken a major hit from COVID-19 From mental health to the overwhelm of support systems, the crisis also presents opportunities in learning. And as we heal what is and was broken, we explore, and empower ourselves with the question of ‘how what we eat, drink, and do, affect the wellbeing of our living systems’. Considering new opportunities for work/life balance, and given our climate reality, how can ancient wisdom, methods, and new technologies support a healthy body, mind, and spirit?   SDGs 2, 3, 6, 12, 14, 15

FEMINOMICS: A partnership in empowerment

Could mounting economic disparity be lifted by feminine values in leadership and systems redesign? A new decade is calling for empowered engagement from the bedroom to the boardroom – academic, political, business, and in the Home. Find other women and men united for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Explore how feminine values, circular business models, and high impact investing foster a thriving culture and economy.  SDGs 1, 5, 8, 10, 15, 16

THRIVING CITIES:  From urbanization to rural revitalization

While 60% of humanity is destined for the metropolis, is this the way we want to shape our future? What role do rural communities play? HOW can art and culture support better use of energy, waste, and water in the built environment?  Drawing upon successes and challenges from the urban benchmark of Tokyo and communities worldwide, we will explore the opportunity of design to enable sustainability, access to housing, and foster meaningful work and play.  SDGs 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16

LEARNING 4 LIFE: Let the Renaissance of regeneration begin

What is the right role of education in the 21st century and how must it transform to enable a good life for generations to come?  From school to the workplace to the community kitchen, we’ll explore the role of learning to drive opportunities for better livelihoods, reduce inequalities, and create the conditions for a regenerative society.  Find out and create how new formal and informal education models, tools & technologies can unlock human potential supporting a world that works for all.  SDGs 1, 4, 5, 8, 10

ONE OCEAN: Unifying challenge to save life on Earth

From the air we breath to the way we move around the blue planet One Ocean connects and supports all life.  A special Impact Team created for 2020 in celebration of Japan’s maritime culture and seizing a critical opportunity to turn the tide of mass extinction. Stay tuned for details or better yet, contact us to co-create.  **SDGs 6, 13, 11, 14 

How it WORKS:

Using 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) as a framework for action, cross-sector change-agents unite, share tools, ideas, mutually advance–and sustain tangible, immediate, and breakthrough solutions.

How can WE be greater than the sum of our parts?

Be a part of this year’s powerful initiative and discussions!

17 Goals to Transform Our World

On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.

With 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, it is the world’s most comprehensive commitment to ensuring peace, prosperity, and a sustainable environment for future generations.

“As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.  [The goals] seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental.
Through applying 7 Stages to Sustainability innovation cycle across event programs and in the Catalyst Action Training, we make existing efforts more resilient with a common, results-oriented, locally driven roadmap. 

Goal #17: Partnerships for the Goals, is the foundation and result.

Through cross-sector, interdisciplinary collaboration, we lift all boats.

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