Sustainability

Promoting local innovation and participatory innovation development as a means of adapting to climate change: sharing and learning within the PROLINNOVA network

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Authors: Wettasinha, C. & Waters-Bayer., A. (ETC Foundation, Netherlands)
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9(1): 108-114

Facilitating discussion on the integration of climate change and natural resources management into food security and agriculture programs: a series of events

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Author: Baquet, Z.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9(1): 93-107

How do you facilitate an ongoing discussion around a complex issue such as the integration of climate change and natural resources management into food security and agriculture programs?

Legitimacy and Standard Development in Multi-stakeholder Initiatives: A Case Study of the Leonardo Academy’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard Initiative

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Authors: Hatanaka, M. & Konefal, J.
Publication date: 2012

Non-state, market-driven forms of governance, especially those that use multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), have become a prominent mechanism for regulating food and agriculture. While the standards generated by MSIs and their implementation have been studied widely, the internal practices of MSIs have received less attention. This article addresses this research gap using a case study of the Leonardo Academy’s sustainable agriculture standard initiative.

Social learning towards a sustainable world: Social learning towards a sustainable world

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Author: edited by Arjen E.J. Wals
Publication date: 2007

This comprehensive volume - containing 27 chapters and contributions from six continents - presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability.

DLP: Background Paper 01: The case for leadership and the primacy of politics in building effective states, institutions and governance for sustainable growth and social development

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Authors: Leftwich, A. & Hogg, S. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2007

This paper makes the case that effective leadership and the collective action of a relatively small number of leaders and elites, across the public and private sectors, are essential for building effective states, ensuring stability and promoting economic growth.

Global action networks: Agents for collective action

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Author: Glasbergen, P., in Global Environmental Change 20(1): 130-141.
Publication Date: 2010 

Global action networks (GANs) are civil society initiated multi-stakeholder arrangements that aim to fulfill a leadership role for systemic change in global governance for sustainable development. The paper develops a network approach to study some of these GANs as motivators of global collective action and investigates how in their interaction processes the actors involved create the organizational capacity for collective change.

Forum for the Future: Creating the big shift: system innovation for sustainability

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Author: Draper, S. (for Forum for the Future)
Publication date: 2013 

Forum for the Future aims to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food and energy, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century. This publication clarifies why system innovation is at the heart of their strategy. With “six steps to significant change”, a simple framework is provided for those trying to make an impact.

StakeholderDialogues.net

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StakeholderDialogues.net is a learning space that is directed towards practitioners from the private sector, the public sector and civil society organizations. It conveys the methodology that empowers you to make stakeholder collaboration work, face global challenges, and secure your competitiveness while operating in a sustainable way.

The platform, initiated by the Collective Leadership Institute provides you with a learn and apply section, which offer you among others an online textbook, a toolbox, real life stories and even possibilities to get free expert advice.  

Awakening Faith in an Alternative Future. A Consideration of Present: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future

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Author(s): Senge, P.M., Scharmer, C.O.,  Jaworski, J., & Flowers, B.S. (in The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change)
Publication Date: 2004

Multi-stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability

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Author:  Minu Hemmati
Publication Date: 2002

This book begins by recognizing that multi-stakeholder processes are an important tool in achieving a more sustainable future and by describing sustainable development as a process itself. The author herself describes the book as being about how people and organisations can work together in an increasingly complex political, social and economic environment.