jessica, simon, wim + chris
12 july 2021
Jessica, Simon, Wim and Chris share their experience of conceiving, preparing and delivering the first Sustainability Sprint. This enterprise service is a five-half-day experience that uses the power of the Simplicity Scan to enable management teams to achieve clarity, confidence and control about their sustainability ambitions and performance. We have fun talking about how the idea emerged, how it was sold and the outcome of this first version.
Jessica: Besides helping companies to find the right person for whatever role they are in need. Jessica is also a beekeeper at Bijenbaas and Bijzaak. Since she started learning more about bees, she got curious how to connect the two businesses she is involved in. Curious as she is, always wants to connect things, sustainability is now a topic she can’t let go. That is how Jessica is finding out, together with companies, how sustainability can be a real part of the business strategy. Together with Chris Parker, Simon Brod and Wim Lubbersen they developed a Sustainability scan.
Simon: A veteran of the energy and process industries, Simon Brod has worked in engineering, production operations, commodities trading, contract negotiation, strategy, and venture building. He has held leadership positions in multinational companies and was part of the team that created Powerpeers Connect, the software behind the world’s largest energy community. Simon brings his unique blend of systems thinking, industry expertise, and empathy, to bring clarity in complex situations and find solutions that work for all stakeholders. He founded Circulus Works to help businesses become more sustainable.
Wim: Wim Lubbersen is a certified management consultant with a background in business economics and organisational change. After working for leading companies like KPMG and PA Consulting he started Cape Seasons Consulting. His key area of expertise is IT enabled business transformation. Wim lives in South Africa and combines his consulting work with owning and running a small boutique B&B close to Cape Town.
Chris: Chris Parker is the host of the podcast and created the Simplicity framework, which was the foundation on which we together created the Sustainability Scan and Sprint.
Discover the Sustainability Scan and Sprint: https://www.qhuba.com/diensten/sustainability/sustainabilityscan/
Learn more about Karim Benammar’s approach to Reframing, which we used for the Mindset concepts in the Sustainability Sprint:Reframing:
- The Art of Thinking Differently – https://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/946105775X/
- Various free videos and courses: https://www.udemy.com/user/karimbenammar/
Learn more about Jessica, Simon and Wim from their previous episodes on the podcast:
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