COP 21 in Paris produced remarkable outcomes, and set the stage for the vital task of implementing change on a bold scale. The work ahead is challenging, urgent and long-term. In many ways, this is where the work begins.
As we move into 2016 and beyond, leaders across the spectrum – whether they’re aiming to transform business, reinvent economies or drive policy change – need to find the energy, passion and resilience for the journey ahead.
In partnership with We Mean Business, Leaders’ Quest hosted the Climate Quest in July. This three-day London retreat brought together a group of invited leaders and influencers who are working to address climate change, in a spirit of regenerative hope and higher purpose. It comprised a spectrum of proven leaders from business, global institutions and NGOs.
The Climate Quest 2016 provided the opportunity to pause, take stock and reflect on what’s most important – individually and collectively. It was chance to focus on the quality of relationships and what it takes to be personally sustainable for the long-haul ahead. Climate Quest 2016 was a direct call to change our traditional mind-set.
The Quest comprised a mix of workshop time – to deepen relationships, build momentum and explore key themes – combined with a day of immersive visits to companies, entrepreneurs, social enterprises and communities. The group met with inspiring people who have a strong sense of purpose and an ability to drive results. There was also time for personal and group reflection – to distil learning from the visits, share insights and foster new thinking.
We will continue to track the impact of the Quest over the coming months and the outcomes to include:
- New insights, new relationships and new energy for participants.
- Increased levels of trust, collaboration and understanding – within and between sector leaders.
- A group of change agents re-inspired to tackle the complex issues needed to address climate change.
- A roadmap for complementary and coordinated action.