We use creative processes to engage teams at all levels in designing for the future.
We support your growth within finite resources.
We support your team in:
Visioning and strategic planning
business coaching and mentoring
innovation and creative development
environmental action planning
Community and arts interventions
Who we are xxx move to About?
Teo Greenstreet and Nick Nuttgens are coaches and facilitators specialising in creative participatory methods to embed sustainability in teams and organisations.
We bring a combination of skills and experience in business leadership, project and event management, training and facilitation, theatre making, innovation practice and creative learning processes.
Our goal is your long-term business and civic return through enhanced motivation, energised innovation and collaborative visioning.
The ABC of Sustainability
There is an Absolute need for us to learn how to use the earth’s limited resources responsibly
The Business case for sustainability is clear: reduce waste, cut energy costs, attract talent and spur innovation.
Creative thinking is essential to unravel the complexities, imagine possible futures and see new opportunities
We support your team to:
Develop their understanding of the business benefits and creative opportunities of environmental sustainability
Relate environmental sustainability to the organisation’s core business vision and values, strengthening brand and motivation
Integrate sustainability objectives within wider strategic planning
Identify the skills needed to respond to change and maximise the business benefits
Develop a shared understanding that is recognised by the Carbon Literacy award
The ABC of Sustainability
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Theres is an ABSOLUTE need for us all to learn how to use our limited resources responsibly
The 2014 Davos World Economic Forum Global risk review places climate change, water security and energy price volatility in the top 6 global risks.
On 15 March 2012 the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) stated carbon dioxide emissions from energy use are expected to grow by 70 per cent in the next 38 years because of our fossil fuel dependence. As a result, by 2100 the global average temperature will have increased by between 3 and 6 degrees Celsius. The risk of injury or harm to human and non-human life is real and immediate. We have a choice: continue with business as usual or confront the urgent need to adapt.
you can think of climate science as a risk assessment, and climate policy as risk management. We may have different appetites for risk. The IPCC risk assessment is absolutely clear: the message was ‘don’t risk the future for the sake of cheap oil and coal
How does it feels to be standing in someone else's shoes? What does it help you realise in a new way? Encounters Little Patch of ground Doncaster
The BUSINESS case for sustainability is clear.
cuttling costs, improving quality, attracting talent, spurring innovation in service and new markets.:
Growth: 78% of leading firms now believe that sustainability plays a vital role in the future growth of their business (www..sustainabiilitysurvey????) For every £1 Telefonica O2 spends on its internal engagement programme, it reaps £1.40 in business benefits (www.twodegrees network)
Cutting Costs: in the 2012/13 review of 63 Arts Council funded organisations there were savings of £810k (www.JB survey) Commercial group’s staff led programme to reduce consumption of office materials by more than 80% (two degrees network)
Spurring innovation: sustainability is not just about adapting (bouncing back) but transformation (bouncing forward) It prompts exploitation of the intangible assets of imagination and creative process in responding to change, developing new services and reaching new markets
Talent: aligning organisation values to personal values enhances employee morale, staff retention and talent recruitment.
Brand enhancement: Pro-environmental practices create positive brand associations among consumers, stakeholders, and regulators. And give competitive advantage by anticipating regulatory trends. Campbell Soup’s ranking in the latest Corporate Knights index, thanks largely to how its staff feel about working there
legislation readyness:. There are two new forms of environemental law effecting UK businesses every month.
CREATIVITY gives us the skills and capacities to unwind complexity, imagine possible futures and see new opportunities.
We have a powerful sense of the potency of creativity and art in responding to sustainability: A means of making sense of the complexity and interconectedness of issues, of visioning the future, of percieving opportunities and needs.
creative practice helps us Explore and develop new skills, generate and prototype new approaches, a means of expressing sustainability in organisational values and so helping to shift company culture.
In using of different media and metaphors we can break out of the literal and logical and helping us perceive through feeling, sensing and intuition as well as thought. Helping us understand how we relate with different aspects of ourselves, each other and fellow species in the wilder natural world.
What are the new skills and capacities we may need.Sustain Abilities Lab.
Clore Leadership Programme
Sustainability training as an integral part of this prestigous two week cultural leaders programme.
Experiential training for this personal leaderhsip programme, focussing on skill development.
Canterbury festival/MAP consortium
We use creative coaching, facilitation and training processes to engage teams at all levels
in future visioning/orientattion/designing for the future.
in grappling with what the environmental challenges of energy costs, resource depletion and climate change mean for your organisation - both the opportunities and the development needs.
Xx what skills and experience do we offer here? CidaCo? YAS. all previous strategic facilitation. how express our difference from eg = creative?
tailored creative coaching and training that deeply engages your team, integrating sustainability in your vision, values and planning cycles enabling long term cost saving delivery, carbon emmission reduction and new
We achieve this:
Vision and values: identifying opportunity within the sustainability context. Using innovation techniques imagine possible futures and connecting to personal and organisational drivers.
Participatory Strategic Planning
Environmental Action Planning
Design and facilitate events ??
Crafting your future.
We use dynamic participative approaches to business planning ranging from responding/ voting with your feet on a spectrum of response to a provocation to innovation techniques "backcasting" strategy from the future. See Heads Together case study
Visioning in context.
We use an array of visioning techniques to evoke possible futures and business plans. ranging from visuals to scripted imaginitive journeys to junk buidling techniques . See Developing Cultural Sector Resilience case study.
Developing skills the future demands
We have developed a dynamic means of mapping and auditing skills and capabilities needed in building resilience and future orientation for individuals, teams and whole organisations and communities. See Green Impact case study for more.
Creating space for co-creating.
To maximise the impact of our collective intelligence we design and facilitate bespoke approaches to group work particular to client and context. See Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation case study
Case for Optimism
Carbon Literacy project
Two degrees network
There aren’t nearly enough creative pioneers for whom the ‘light bulb’ moment means a whole way of seeing, rather than an LED.
Alison Tickell CEO Julie’s Bicycle
Case study: Carbon Conversations in the workplace
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"Very valuable to be able to talk to others about issues and problems and what we are doing. Important to talk positively about doing things, rather than negatively about cutting stuff out. The games were particularly effective at stimulating conversation."
ECCO Community Organisation participant.