The need and thirst for new business models that are connected with the evolving needs of society has never been stronger.
The question that must be answered to address this need is: How can we jointly create a business model that has a dynamic coherence between ecological and economic priorities, is ethically sound, and creates wealth that is sustainable? The answer will involve shifting our lives towards not just sustainable actions but a sustainable attitude in everything we do. But how can we start the transition to a business model that embeds a sustainable attitude at its core?
At the ebbf-IEF 2013 annual learning event we will attempt to uncover some of the underlying principles that can help us co-create this sustainable wealth.
We will explore and learn from some of the innovative initiatives that are arising in local communities which are leading the way in developing new business models when economic or political systems fail, new ideas from industrial ecology, new services and products that are addressing the balance of ecology and economy and new ways of producing them.
We will see innovations in the energy market: how not only new sources of energy but new financial models for sustainable energy are arising. We will look at other ways in which, as we reach the planetary limits of available material resources, we can prepare and develop the often untapped abundance of human resources and innovation.
We will investigate new lean management processes that are helping individuals and organizations transition more effectively towards sustainable wealth.
Ultimately we will try to come up with practical ways in which we can transition to a new business model that produces sustainable wealth and brings hope to society.
As in every ebbf event we open our minds through thought provoking ideas,
deepen our understanding of those ideas through meaningful conversations
and be inspired by new thinking
which will give us the courage and methods to implement new meaningful models of work
in our workplaces.
17:30 – we start this learning journey to co-create the NEW enterprise
- what do we mean by “co-creating the NEW enterprise”? How are we going to live and experiment with the dynamics of co-creation during this weekend? Dynamics that we can then evolve, adapt and take back to our own workplaces
- show me the Evernote, connect me to the world
What technology is available for us to collate the learning wisdom we will gather during this learning event and how can we share highlights important to us, and start to influence the wider global environment we are connected to?
- new to ebbf events?
You are particularly welcome and invite you to join the many other “ebbf newbies” to better understand and fully benefit from these unique events.
19:00 – dinner
meaningful conversations with like-minded individuals sharing issues and a yearning to act similar to yours.
20:30 – co-creating, the ebbf way
offering you three forms of ebbf accompaniment:
1. accompany a member’s project: Ramez Krishnan presents his Junior Entrepreneurship Scheme
2. accompany people in your own community - Introducing action labs
3. accompany ebbf – assist ebbf in two new learning projects
21:00 – Keynote: Leyla Tavernaro – A New Life At Every Instant
uncovering some of the basic principles that can help individuals and businesses to overcome and transform their limiting beliefs in order to adapt to the needs of this interdependent age. In this context beliefs are those unconscious assumptions that inform the results people and companies experience; those that enable or hold them back from achieving their highest potential to flourish. She will also highlight the principle of Oneness. From a nexus between science and religion, Leyla will make a case for the benefit and necessity of adopting a mutualistic approach to culture that permeates all areas of life – with a specific focus on business.
09:30 – Welcome to Saturday inspirational
- Keynote: John Scherer
Seven Core Conditions for Authentic Collaboration
Collaboration, regardless of the size of the effort, begins with a fundamental shift in the ‘come from’ of those involved. Far more important than techniques, which can actually become subtle manipulation, true collaboration means holding the other (person or group or nation) in a way that raises the chances of a solution that serves both parties—and the larger world. In his conflict-resolution work, John has identified ‘Seven Core Conditions for Authentic Collaboration’, the focus of his keynote
Followed by a dynamic co-creation session, deepening on the key questions and ideas that the keynote sparked in us and finding out how we can apply them in our own work environment.
- Keynote: Nava Ashraf
Harnessing Human Nature: Behavioral Economics and the New Company
Behavioral economics challenges the classical economic assumption about human nature, that we make decisions to maximize a narrowly defined self-interest, and provides tools to nudge individuals to better choices. These tools have been used around the world by both the private and public sector (for eg., in the UK government “Nudge” unit). Traditionally, companies have designed consumer products and employee incentives to appeal to the most basic, easily accessible human motivations. But what happens in a world where consumers demand not credit cards to feed immediate desires, but commitment savings products to aid in their long term savings goals? Or employees respond more to seeing and tracking the social impact of their work than to performance pay? This is the world that cutting edge research and experiments have revealed, and it is a world for a new type of company. This talk describes the basic principles of behavioral economics and the tools that can be used to design an “architecture of choice” through products, programs and policies that help speak to the loftier goals of individuals.
Followed by a second dynamic co-creation session, deepening on the key questions and ideas that the keynote sparked in us and finding out how we can apply them in our own workplace.
13:00 – Lunch
14:30 – 18:00
Eight parallel sessions: action labs, learnshops and walking with …
an afternoon packed with opportunities to deepen the learning and evolve your actions
19:00 – Dinner
20:30 – Keynote: Augusto Lopez-Claros
Interdependence, Cooperation and the Emergence of a Global Economy.
The thinking of development professionals and policymakers on what are the factors that drive economic growth and rising incomes has evolved over the past century and we have a much better understanding today of what matters most for the prosperity of nations.
However, the world remains mired in poverty and inequality and there are a range of challenges ahead which raise questions about the sustainability or our economic system. How is the debate shifting and what are likely to be the key emerging questions as the world moves from crisis to long term prosperity and equity?
09:30 – Welcome to Sunday inspirational
Keynote: Alberto Masetti-Zannini
A HUB of collaboration
Showing the world view shift that is gradually taking place from competition to collaboration and the specific living example of new collaborative environments and experiences from the world network of HUBs – spaces where social innovation is driven by co-creation and collaboration.
Followed by a third dynamic co-creation session, deepening on the key questions and ideas that the keynote sparked in us and finding out how we can apply them in our own workplace.
- What have we co-created? What NEW enterprise are we going to make happen next?
A dynamic closing session that will capture the highlights of our learning and help us start a path of accompaniment translating our learning into actions we can take to create more meaningful and successful work environments.
13:00 Lunch and goodbyes aiming to co-create and enjoy the support of the new people and ideas you have met during the event.
ebbf’s make it meaningful series is the result of over 20 years of experience, evolving its international events. We discovered that people are not just looking for knowledge. They want to participate. And even more important, they want to contribute. Together we challenge the working environment and come up with ways of making our work more meaningful, connecting it to a wider purpose.
The vision of ebbf is: contributing to a prosperous, just and sustainable civilization and we continuously help the exploration and connection of this goal with our daily actions and growing positive influence in our daily workplaces. Making change happen at the level of the individual, organizations and institutions.
What makes this learning event series unique? The international spread, quality and passion of the group of like minded people who attend these events. The humble yet determined posture of learning of participants means that ebbf facilitates the context (theme) and content (speakers and discussions), but you will determine the outcome.
ebbf is a learning community. What people value most in attending ebbf events are the meaningful conversations. Therefore we have reversed the way we develop the program: now, we started with the theme (at the centre of the conference). The second layer are the visitors, who come to have meaningful conversations around this team. The third layer are the speakers, learnshops, and action labs that gives us different perspectives on this theme. We will leave the event with a new process, a new tool for change that any of us can use in our own communities allowing us to spread those meaningful conversations and learning.
During the event you will be introduced to the ebbf action lab process: an effective way to start those meaningful conversations your enjoyed during the event, in your local communities, leading to a cycle of action and reflection. Ultimately allowing you to create your own local learning communities.
You can find out more about ebbf action labs on the dedicated ebbf webpage : stepping into action and contributing to a prosperous, just and sustainable civilization, one conversation, one action, one community at a time.
Since March of 2011 Augusto López-Claros is Director of Global Indicators and Analysis with the World Bank Group. He was Chief Economist and Director of the Global Competitiveness Program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where he was the editor of the Global Competitiveness Report, the Forum’s flagship publication, as well as a number of regional economic reports. Before joining the Forum he was Executive Director with Lehman Brothers (London) and Senior International Economist. He was the International Monetary Fund’s resident representative in the Russian Federation during 1992-95. Before joining the IMF, he was professor of economics at the University of Chile in Santiago. López-Claros was educated in England and the United States, receiving a diploma in Mathematical Statistics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University.
He is the author of numerous articles and papers on international economic issues, including: The Search for Efficiency in the Adjustment Process: Spain in the 1980s; The European Monetary System: Developments and Perspectives (co-author); Fiscal Policy Issues During the Transition in Russia, Ten Years of Russian Economic Reform; Reforming the IMF; Interdependence, Cooperation, and the Emergence of Global Institutions; Chile: the Next State of Development; The Role of International Financial Organizations During the Transition in Russia; Israel: Factors in the Emergence of an ICT Powerhouse (co-author); The Innovation Capacity Index: Factors, Policies, and Institutions Driving Country Innovation, and many others. His interests include the role of interdependence and cooperation in the emergence of global institutions, elements of a successful approach to economic development, and aspects of management of the globalization process.
Nava Ashraf is an Associate Professor in the Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. Professor Ashraf’s research combines psychology and economics, using both lab and field experiments to test insights from behavioral economics in the context of development projects in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Her experiments address behavior change in health and health services delivery, in agricultural production, and in microfinance. She has conducted research on questions of intra-household decision making in the areas of finance and fertility, with a special focus on women’s empowerment. Her research is published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. She teaches an MBA course in Managing Global Health: Applying Behavioral Economics to Create Impact, and in the Social Enterprise Executive Education program at HBS.
Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian studied communication science, journalism and film and has worked on and off-screen for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Warner Brother’s KTLA5 and in association with HBO, MNet, the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Vehicle 19 Films. She wrote and produced several documentaries for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Al Gore’s Current TV and the New Zealand Documentary Channel – most notably a documentary on the evolution of democratic governance and the unconscious beliefs and assumptions underlying the Western liberal culture that has shaped it. Her specialization in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Evolved Coaching Techniques™ under the training of Evolved Coaching Founder, Robert Simic, and her passion for mutualistic approaches to culture have made her a life/business coach and consultant/speaker at various universities and international fora such as TED. Leyla also regularly quest lectures at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Social innovator, co-author of “Weconomy” and co-founder of “The Hub Milano”.
After a degree from the London School of Economics, and a year spent at the Hub in London, Masetti Zannini decided to export the Hub project to Milan and is now a self declared “social innovation and social entrepreneurship junkie”.
He has been working in this field for 4 years now, and loves discovering and supporting new ideas for a more sustainable and equitable world every day.
Passionate about bringing people together to collaborate on world-changing ventures.
After setting up the HUB Milano in one of the hardest European countries for start-ups – Italy – and at the worst time one could start a company – 2009-10, I do various things, increasingly in the area of European policy on social innovation and social entrepreneurship it seems, but not only. I am free-spirited, love working independently on different projects, collaborating with different like-minded people who have a vision for a better future like me!
Born and raised in America, John is committed to ‘transforming the world at work, collaborating with real people on real issues in real time. His ‘elevator statement’: ‘We help leaders transform their lives and their organizations.’ Steeped in both Easter and Western spiritual traditions, he brings a unique background to his work.
Prior to forming his consulting company in 1980, John served as a Combat Officer in the US Navy, Lutheran Chaplain to Cornell University (he is an ordained Pastor), Gestalt Therapist, and co-creator and Core Faculty of a graduate program in Applied Behaviors Science. For over 40 years, John has written, spoken, consulted and counseled with clients from large and small organizations, including Boeing, Siemens, DHL, Tchibo, Nintendo, The Government of Canada, Unilever, ING Bank, The Sisters of Mercy Health Group, The Parliament of World Religions, among others.
His books include the 1973 Parables (exploring the stories of Jesus as transformational encounters), the 1993 Work and the Human Spirit, 2003’s Five Questions that Change Everything, and, in 2012, the sequel, Wiser at Work: Five Questions that Change the Way You Lead. He has media resources in Large Scale Organizational Change, Conflict Utilization, and Leadership Development, and his newsletter, The Scherer Leadership Report, read by 5,000 each week. Leaders from 28 countries have graduated from his 3-day Leadership Development Intensive. These days he lives and operates out of Seattle and Krakow, Poland. He was a presenter to ebbf in 2010.
John is a runner and swimmer, does yoga daily, is a former magician, plays the guitar, and loves a good spy novel. His four grown children and one grandson are ‘joyful lights in this world’.
Senior adviser to the EU-funded values-based indicators project, Arthur chairs the meetings of the project consortium. He has 25 years’ experience in developing indicators of sustainable development in the UN, for the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, and as advisor to the World Economic Forum. A member of the Secretariat of the UN Conference on the Environment and Development, he is president of the International Environmental Forum, and member of the ebbf Board. He lectures around the world on sustainable development and prosperity.
One of the main organizers of ebbf events over the past two years, Jason enjoys these events as it allows him to meet fascinating people and explore new and interesting ideas, concepts and systems. He hopes to develop ebbf events further so they can be a truly unique offering to the discussion around business and its place in civilization. He works professionally as a software engineer developing financial software for business to business lending and leasing.
Head of the International Red Cross Federation’s southern Africa Zone since its establishment in August 2007. Francoise has driven a robust and creative humanitarian diplomacy agenda in the region. She has created and built strong and operationally important partnerships with key stakeholders. Under her leadership, the Red Cross has positioned itself strongly and credibly in regards climate change adaptation and risk reduction, the still-unfolding HIV and AIDS pandemic and violence.
A coach for startups at the Swiss federal Commission for Technology and Innovation, CTI, Mahmud is also the CEO of InnovaRadio, a company that develops technology for Energy efficiency solutions for the Wireless Industry. He is a founder of the ebbf and a member of its Board. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started companies in the fields of IT, telecommunications and education both in Europe and Latin America.
Stephanie is part of a new breed of young visionary architects, who operate beyond the nowadays restrained realm of architecture. She heads the work of AKKA ARCHITECTS, a consultancy firm focused on elevating architecture beyond itself and towards larger issues of individuals & cultures, knowledge & education, research & development, social evolution, community growth and human development.
ebbf’s secretary general, Wendi is one of the early members of EBBF, having been at its first meeting in 1990. She has been a member of the governing board since 1991. She is a publisher, working for George Ronald, Publisher, Oxford.
Daniel is the current director general of ebbf. He is passionate about connecting individuals to their integrity, creativity and ethics, and inspiring them into action. He strives to promote the evolution towards a world which will be organised, act and behave as one country, where the creativity of the diversity of its citizens will enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of humankind. He is co-founder of the HUB Madrid social innovation hub, visiting professor and tutor on social entrepreneurship at Instituto de Empresa and at the EOI Business Schools.
Conference fee (prices per person)
Includes the conference fee, materials, entry to all the sessions.
Excludes accommodation and meals.
|Early bird – conference fee
(ended 28th of february)
|All sessions conference fee||€ 130||€ 170|
|Day visitor fee (Saturday only)||€ 45||€ 65|
|Full event CORPORATE fee||€ 950||€ 1,200|
|Day visitor CORPORATE fee||€ 450||€ 550|
Cancellation policy for conference fee
- Cancellations before 10th March 80% refund
- Cancellations between 10th March and 10th April – 50% refund
- Cancellations received after the 10th of April – No refund
(check directly with the hotel their accommodation cancellation fees)
If you cannot find the information that you are looking for in these pages, don’t hesitate to contact Helen Morley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Timings, Location & How to Get There
To make your travel arrangements, please consider that the program starts Friday at 17:30, ending Sunday after lunch at 14:00.
booking with the hotel is necessary even if you are not sleeping there and only attending as a day visitor. Below are the special ebbf accommodation and meals rates.
( Click here to download the hotel reservation form )
|SINGLE room accommodation, all meals included||GBP 125 p/person p/day|
|SHARED TWIN room accommodation, all meals included||GBP 90 p/person p/day|
|Only day visitor, no accommodation only lunch, dinner and coffee breaks included||GBP 45|
The venue of the conference is the Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club. The Hotel is one of Southern England’s most unique and picturesque country resorts, surrounded by 205 acres of Surrey Countryside.
Click here to view photos from last year’s event at this same location.
You can visit the website of the hotel here.
How to get there
Nearest airport: London Gatwick
Directions from Gatwick: Take a train from London Gatwick to East Croydon station. Trains run regularly and take 15 minutes to reach East Croydon. From East Croydon station take a taxi to Selsdon Park hotel – this will cost approximately £10. Alternatively you can take a taxi from Gatwick Airport, which will cost approximately £40.
Travelling from other airports
London Heathrow, London City, Luton and Stansted airports all have train services which will take you to central London. Trains to East Croydon station leave regularly from both London Victoria and London Bridge stations and take approximately 15 minutes.
Approximate travel times to Selsdon Park:
London Gatwick: 30 minutes
London City: 1 hour
London Heathrow: 1 hour 30 minutes
Luton: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stansted: 2 hours 30 minutes
Select your ticket type and the length of your stay and then write in the white box the – number of people – you wish to book at the conference.
You can pay via credit card or bank transfer.
For any question e-mail Helen Morley at email@example.com
Please note that accommodation and meals are not included in the conference fee. Click here to download the hotel reservation form to book your day visitor pass or room in this quite beautiful Victorian estate at a special ebbf conference rate.
what is different in the NEW collaborative enterprise? See their answers
Highlights and co-creation notes from the event
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD COMPILATION from the event’s co-creation notes and highlights compiled by participant Maurice Hennequin.
Click here to browse some photos from this last May’s learning event.
Make ebbf happen
Without your help we will not be able to make some of these ebbf activities happen: click here to choose the one you wish to financially sustain
Use ebbf to spark “ebbf meaningful conversations leading to action” in your workplace
use event presentations and/or one of the following ebbf dynamics open to you:
- ebbf action labs – click here to view how to start your own action lab
- ebbf breakfast – contact us to find out more about how to organise yours
- ebbf meaningful hangout – click here to view how to download ebbf events calendar
Want more? The 23rd annual ebbf international learning event
will take place in Barcelona from 17:00 Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th of October
Click here to be the first to be notified as soon as registrations open.