Thursday, 27 August 2015

Green Drinks - September meet-up!

We are excited to invite you to the next meet-up of the Green Drinks Mumbai chapter - where green business, progressive ideas and entrepreneurship meet in an informal setting.

Our session will begin with a talk by Anna Warrington (Director, Forum for the Future - India). Anna will introduce us to the ‘futures’ technique used by Forum for the Future to develop strategy and organisational design that fosters sustainable innovation. She will also showcase the application of these techniques in some of Forum's work with large organisations.

Date _____Wednesday, 2nd September 2015
Time _____8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Agenda ___>> 20 minute talk (by Anna Warrington)
_________>> Q&A
_________>> Networking time
_________>> Post 9:30 pm, optional drinks @ The White Owl (ground floor, Tower 2, One IndiaBulls Centre)

Venue____Training Room @ Aditya Birla Finance Limited
_________14th floor
_________One IndiaBulls Centre, Tower 1
_________841, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road,
_________Mumbai - 4000 13
Contact___Pavithra @ + 91 981 9494 182

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

>>About the Talk and the Speaker

‘If we want to make change, we need to think better. We need keen insight into the systems we’re working with, the ability to anticipate change in order to frame solutions and tools for getting things done under difficult circumstances. But most of all, we need awakened imaginations.’
Alex Steffen, Planetary Futurist, IDEO, Green Futures: The Long View2015

Futures is a powerful set of techniques that enables long term – and sustainable – thinking and planning. It has captured the imagination of senior business and government leaders the world over, and can be a ‘stealth’ way of engaging even the most sceptical of people in creating the world we want to see. It enables core business functions such as strategy, marketing and supply chain to understand their role and make change happen. At Forum for the Future we have been using these techniques for 20 years with global businesses, including the Aditya Birla Group here. This session will give you a flavour of the techniques, how they have been applied and what happened as a result.

Anna is currently Director, Forum India. She leads Forum's work in India as part of our global mission to work in partnership with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges. Her speciality focuses on Sustainable Innovation in Business - working with organisations to foster game changing ideas, build practical yet ambitious pipelines, prototype the future we want to see. She is an expert at applying Futures techniques to enable innovation and in developing strategy and organisational design that fosters sustainable innovation. Anna has had the privilege of working with many of the pioneering organisations in sustainability such as Ecover and Method, AkzoNobel, Bupa, Alliance Boots, BASF, Marks & Spencer, Kimberly-Clark, Kingfisher and Unilever.

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