5 Impact Teams of the Leaders Forum

Find the partners, skills & tools you need to move your work and our movement forward.

Co-create real world solutions with cross-sector leaders around the issues you are working on.


With a shared climate call to action, the 5 Impact Teams of 2020 holistically address 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). *See below.

Over three days and 7 peer to peer open innovation sessions participants learn, teach, and turn silos into solutions.  By the end each Team (group of 40 max leaders), selects top three outcomes, each led by its Champion: 1) On the Ground initiative or start up; 2) Legal or policy proposal; 3) Technological solution.

Peer vetted solutions are taken to the next level in the follow-on Hackathon (Aug 15,16) with fresh support of technologists, legal, business and other domain experts. Solutions are pitched for global exposure and support in the Global Pitch (Aug. 17, 2020) and accelerated beyond. Outcomes may be For-Profit, Government, NGO and/or Hybrid entities.

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 us all.  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 

FEMINOMICS: How we all win by investing in women 

  • Co-create economics that work for all – from Micro Finance to Fortune500s.  Explore how the intersection of women’s leadership, feminine values, legal systems, new business models and high impact investing can drive a more inclusive and circular economy.  Connect and share practices, technology and tools to move us toward a just and flourishing world.  **SDGs 1, 8, 15, 16

WELLBEING 360: Evolving Food, Health & Lifestyles

  • A healthy world starts with us. Considering Japan’s demographic shifts, opportunities of AI for Healthcare in Society 5.0, and work/life balance, we will explore how the health of our own bodies & minds impacts and is impacted by the plants and animals, and the health of society. How might we combine ancient methods and new technology to support body, mind and spirit? From sourcing real food to cultivating vitality to empowered living**SDGs 2, 3, 6, 12

THRIVING CITIES:  Regenerative, human centered design for all 

  • With over 60% of humanity destined for the metropolis, what will it take for humanity to thrive? What is the role of art and culture in energy, waste, water and the built environment?  Following the pace-setting examples and challenges faced in Japan we’ll explore leading edge innovations, new opportunities for increased social mobility from city to village, and what ancient wisdom has to teach us about meaningful work and play.  **SDGs 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13. 

Learning 4.0: Igniting the era of Innovation

  • What is the new role of education in the 21st century and how must it transform?  We’ll explore ways innovation in learning can work to level the playing field and drive opportunities in a new economy. From school, to the workplace to the community kitchen, find out and create how new formal and informal education models, tools & technologies to increase unlock human potential, ignite purpose and deepen daily joy.  **SDGs 1, 4, 5, 10

How it WORKS:

Using 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) as a framework for action, cross-sector delegates unite, exchange breakthrough technologies, and mutually advance – tangible, immediate – and – longer-term, critical mass – 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”.

In addition to specific **SGDs advanced in above streams, Goal #1 (No Poverty) and #8 (Decent Work/ Economic Growth) are cross-cutting goals, addressed by 7 Stages to Sustainability innovation cycle training & road map supporting cross-sector, interdisciplinary collaboration. #17 is advanced by the Summit program and in the post Summit Impact 365 local SDGs challenge, which distributes local action tools globally.


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