sustHub

Masterclasses

What it is?

SUSTHUB offer a variety of specific related Masterclasses to clients. These are highly interactive and informative sessions where we share best and next practices in key ‘sustainability’ related topics. These classes are highly relevant to senior leaders and those responsible for sustainability in organisations. They are delivered by key practitioners who will share their knowledge and insights garnered from significant years of business application and experience. Classes are delivered directly at client sites, in public sessions and/or online. These are 2-3h in duration.

Masterclasses include:

  • Sustainability Storytelling – ESG & Sustainability Reporting and Communications
  • Design Thinking, Innovation & Sustainability
  • Design Strategy & the Circular Economy
  • Decarbonisation
  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Engaging Employees in Sustainability
  • Embrace the Sustainable Development Goals in your Business
  • Creating your Circular Economy Proposition

Sustainability Storytelling

ESG & Sustainability Reporting and Communications

Why this masterclass?

European PLCs are now mandated to have non-financial reporting in their annual reports. Investors are demanding more of their investees. ESG and sustainability reporting is becoming commonplace in business. Businesses need to communicate their sustainability efforts in a transparent and authentic manner. They are being rated by the investment community. How do you tell your story? How are you ensuring compliance, and how do you make your story compelling to your stakeholders?

What is covered?

Delve into the best practices in ESG reporting and communications. The do’s and don’ts of sustainability in your annual reports, sustainability reports, policy documents, non-financial reporting requirements, PLC’s peer analysis and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).

Who is it aimed at?

Investor Relations | Company Secretary | Executive management | Board members

Design Thinking, Innovation & Sustainability

Why this masterclass?

Design Thinking refers to the methods and processes for investigating ill-defined problems, acquiring information, analysing knowledge, and conceiving solutions. As a style of thinking, it is the ability to:

  • Combine empathy for the context of a problem
  • creativity in the generation of insights and solutions
  • rationality to analyse and fit solutions to the context.

 Innovation is the commercialisation realisation of invention which dovetails with design thinking in creating products, services and experiences that resonate with the marketplace.

Through the masterclass we will integrate the discipline of design strategy with design thinking methods and processes, best practices in innovation & creativity and business as it applies to the principles and applications of sustainability. Design strategy as a discipline helps organisations to determine

  • What to make and do
  • Why do it
  • And how to innovate in context

What is covered?

The What of Design Thinking & Innovation as it relates to sustainability

  • Definition, Principles, Process, Mindset & tools

The How

  • Methods covered but not limited to : Design Strategy, user research and customer journey mapping, brainstorming, prototyping and validation across the 5 stages of design thinking

Innovation best practices

Understanding the sustainability problem and solution space 

Who is it aimed at?

Senior leadership | Employees with a passion for or role in sustainability | R&D

Design Strategy & the Circular Economy

Why this masterclass?

The circular economy is an economic system that generates value

  1. by continuously utilising a stock of resources within the system
  2. by recirculating them indefinitely through multiple product life cycles
  3. in the absence of waste and environmental pollution

Within the circular economy be it at a process, product, business model or system level, we can use Design strategy as a discipline to determine

  • What to make and do
  • The why
  • And the how to innovate in context

We will delve into the disruptors mindset as we look to bring the circular economy into our businesses and stakeholders interactions. Through the masterclass we will integrate the discipline of design strategy with design thinking methods and processes, best practices in innovation & creativity and business as it applies to the principles and applications of the circular economy.

What is covered?

What is Design Strategy and what is the circular economy and how we can use the principles, mindset and tools of design strategy to design our circular economy business model propositions for success.  Key topics include

  • Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship
  • Storytelling & emotional connection
  • Design for the Circular Economy – applications & inspiration
  • Adoption of innovation in the Circular Economy – challenges

Who is it aimed at?

Senior leaders | Business owners and COO | CEO | Innovation and Strategy teams

GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to know more about our courses, are challenged by the sustainability needs of your business  - contact us here:

 

brian@clearstreamsolutions.ie

declan@clearstreamsolutions.ie

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