The growth of modern cities is a critical lever for economic growth and prosperity. But, the world’s cities also account for 70% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions while occupying just 3% of the Earth’s land mass. With these challenges in mind, cities around the world have an opportunity to take advantage of system-level solutions that help significantly reduce their energy and materials consumption while maintaining a good quality of life for its citizens.
In a world where the roar of the crowd and the thrill of the game take centre stage, the English Premier League is scoring goals for the planet by deepening its commitment to sustainability. With a game plan that goes beyond the pitch, the league is set to revolutionise its environmental impact by implementing four key approaches.
A controversial COP that wasn't as bold as required, supply chains realigning after the pandemic and in response to global conflicts, and an inflationary environment that continues to strain consumer and business finances. There is a lot that businesses and their leaders need to tackle in 2024. Produced by Xynteo’s Associate Partner network, our new report looks at five sectors, how 2023 impacted them, and what we see as the major trends for 2024.
Nature and the need to revalue natural assets arose as key themes during COP28 panels and events, with a repeated, critical call for a reassessment of the value of natural capital, and an emphasis on strategic planning for nature as the competition for land use across the verticals of the bioeconomy steps up. In January 2024, Xynteo’s London team brought together a group of cross-sector leaders from commercial sectors, finance, climate tech and NGOs to share thinking, best practice, challenges and strategy around introducing nature as a stakeholder in our business strategies.
As we reach the end of another COP, it was encouraging to see the language in the final conference text found last minute consensus on ‘transitioning away’ from fossil fuels. Yet in our view, after decades of discussion and negotiation, the outcome of 2023 conference isn’t strong enough. Xynteo supports the inclusion of ‘transitioning away from fossil fuels’ within the agreement, but call for a bolder deal that accelerates action, holds nations accountable for commitments, and encompasses broader support for emerging and developing nations.
Xynteo’s new report "Accelerating India's Sustainable Human-Centric Growth," unveils four powerful archetypes, aligned with India’s G20 vision. These archetypes offer more than theoretical constructs; they provide strategic blueprints for collaborative action between governments, businesses, and communities to materialise a shared vision of low-carbon, inclusive, and participatory growth in line with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
In less than a week, world leaders, community organisations and NGOs will come together in Dubai to plan for accelerated climate action – and the role of business must be part of the discussion. The Conference of Parties is a unique and intensive process that requires genuine effort and engagement from those attending. It is paramount that business leaders show up at COP28 with a mindset and a preparedness that fosters radical collaboration for positive action – here's how.
As political, NGO, community and business leaders come together in Dubai for COP28, we know the great challenges they face. To realise a net zero future, and grasp the opportunities of a new economy, businesses need a generation of visionary leaders who can balance priorities and shift their model towards regenerative growth. But what does this look like, and how do we make it happen?
For all its imperfections, the G20 is a remarkable example of leaders, nations, friends, and some-time competitors coming together in the spirit of collaboration and in recognition that we are better when working on problems from diverse perspectives. Xynteo Senior Partner, Vipul Kumar, looks at four of the big moves to come out of last weekend’s Summit in New Delhi.
What does this idea of ‘regenerative business’ mean in practice, both for individual leaders, their organisations and those they serve? In the second of three Field Reports, our cohort of Leadership Vanguard change-makers travelled to Cebu in the Philippines to investigate a very different perspective on ‘place’, regeneration and resilience.
The emerging generation of business leaders are going to be asked to do the impossible – deliver on their forebear’s net zero commitments. But in most cases their careers haven’t armed them with the knowledge, tools, teams and stakeholder support needed. We a new ‘greatest generation’ for the future. Let's help them create impact.
What does this idea of ‘regenerative business’ mean in practice, both for individual leaders, their organisations and those they serve? Across the last nine months the Leadership Vanguard has taken 25 change-making business leaders through a programme of experiences in three cities, London, Cebu and Rio. In the first of three Field Reports, The Leadership Vanguard Team explore the revival of what is often referred to as the Commons: spaces and resources that are owned, shared and managed for the collective good, without privilege or exclusion.