GEMI is pleased to share with you the Institute for the Future's (IFTF) Map of Future Forces Affecting Sustainability prepared for GEMI’s Senior Advisory Council (SAC).
The Map has been designed to help GEMI companies develop their own perspective of a future being shaped increasingly by external forces linked to the concept of sustainable development. The Map includes elements that some may view as controversial, but recognizes the objective of this effort is to provoke thoughtful discussions that will help companies shape their business strategies in light of a more sustainability-driven future.
GEMI is also pleased to share with you the 45-minute video, comprised of 11 chapters of Bob Johansen of IFTF walking through 's panels/ columns of The Map, as well as a detailed webinar that was originally held in August 2007 for our members. A copy of the video is available on DVD--please contact GEMI's offices at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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GEMI conducted a WEBINAR on the IFTF sustainability map forecast created for the GEMI SAC. The audio was recorded in conjunction with the presentation. In order for you to be able to review this file you will need to download the WebEx Player to your computer from the WebEx web site.
GEMI: IFTF "Map of Future Forces Affecting Sustainability" WEBINAR (zip file). This file is available for your download as a WinZip file: NOTE: This is a large file (7 MGs) and may take a few minutes to download depending upon your server connection.
About the Senior Advisory Council (SAC)
The GEMI Senior Advisory Council (SAC) is made up of senior level Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and Sustainability representatives from all of the member companies. The GEMI companies are leaders in their industries as evidenced by outside ratings agencies that have listed many of the members such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index or the FTSE4Good Index. On this project, the SAC worked with the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a well respected think tank headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA.
This unique GEMI tool project was lead by GEMI’s SAC Chairman Jack Kace, Vice President, Environmental & Safety Affairs, Roche and was co-chaired by GEMI’s Chair, Bob Accarino, Abbott, and Carl Wirdak, Occidental Petroleum.
The SAC members who helped develop this tool have key responsibilities inside their companies, including tracking emerging EHS and sustainability issues -- especially those that can impact performance or their company’s business -- and providing input into the strategic planning process. The Map of Future Forces Affecting Sustainability provides a framework for accomplishing this. The Map is a tool to help integrate sustainability into an organization’s strategic thinking. This tool includes many emerging issues in a thought provoking manner and challenges conventional wisdom. If you use this tool in your organization, it is very likely to spark a lively discussion and help develop new scenarios to consider.
To close with a quote from Dow Jones: “By integrating economic, environmental and social success factors in their strategies and operations, sustainability driven companies position themselves for the future”.
Institute for the Future (IFTF), located in Palo Alto, CA, is an independent, nonprofit research group with nearly 40 years of forecasting experience. The core of its work is identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace. IFTF provides insights into business strategy, design process, innovation and social dilemmas. Its research generates the foresight needed to create insights that lead to action. Its research spans a broad territory of deeply transformative trends, from health and health care to technology, the workplace, and human identity. For more information about The Institute for the Future (IFTF) please visit: www.iftf.org
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