Today’s complex challenges such as climate change, resource shortages and global inequality require a new way of thinking. This webinar will be an introduction into System Innovation, an new way of thinking that Forum for the Future has been practicing to help businesses take new perspectives and new approaches to problem solving.
It will discuss the key challenges of the electronics industry and how System Innovation can help to come up with new solutions to these problems. It will also discuss the opportunities of the Circular Economy for the electronics industry and look at case studies such as Open Eco Rating, a collaborative industry tool to help consumers compare the social and environmental impact of different mobile phones before they buy.
Presenter: Michaela Rose, Senior Strategist, Tech Catalyst at Forum for the Future
Michaela drives Forum for the Future’s technology catalyst, a work-cluster exploring how emergent technologies can accelerate or hinder a more sustainable future. She has worked with companies such as 3M, Telefonica, Huawei, Orange, and Wipro Digital and recently co-developed the Connected Future 2030 report exploring opportunities and barriers of data and connectivity for sustainability. She also is responsible for the web-platform openecorating.com, an sustainability performance tool for mobile phones. Most recently Michaela was a judge of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge. She graduated with an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. Her previous roles include; researcher and strategist at future trend consultancy Kjaer Global, and Strategic Planning Assistant at communication agency TBWA. She studied a Masters in Innovation Management and received an undergraduate degree in Strategic Planning and Communication from the University of Arts Berlin.
About Forum for the Future
Forum for the Future is an international non-profit working with business, government and civil society to solve complex sustainability challenges. We believe it is critical to reinvent the key systems we rely on to shape a brighter future and innovate for long-term success.
We have a 20-year track record of working in partnership with pioneering partners such as Unilever, PepsiCo, Skanska, AkzoNobel and Telefonica O2. We advise and challenge these organisations, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations to address system-wide challenges. Forum was voted one of the world’s leading sustainable development NGOs in the 2016 Globescan/SustainAbility Sustainability Leaders Survey.