Limited progress towards the sustainability of either business or society despite decades of voluntary initiative is one reason why more managers and academics are calling for better leadership for sustainability. This is mirrored by the increase in degree programmes offering sustainability leadership. This Occasional Paper draws upon Critical Leadership Theory to argue that the existing paradigms in leadership and leadership education are counter to sustainability and should not be incorporated into sustainability efforts unchallenged. Instead, a new approach to leadership and its development is required, which begins to be introduced in this paper
Occasional Paper 2: Deep Adaptation: A map for navigating the climate tragedy
Occasional Paper on themes of leadership and sustainability. “Deep Adaptation: A map for navigating the climate tragedy” addresses in depth some implications of the most recent climate measurements and science, here
Occasional Paper 3: Post-Civilisation
IFLAS is pleased that philosopher, Chair of Green House thinktank, and leading member of Extinction Rebellion, Dr Rupert Read has contributed our 3rd Occasional Paper
Occasional Paper 4: Local Future Tax Credits: Towards a tool for local government to finance itself and help adapt to the climate emergency
Occasional Paper #4 seeks to start a conversation with people who have knowledge of either local government finances or the implementation of local policies on the climate emergency, here
Occasional Paper 5: Early recollections - as a research method for finding fuller meaning in the values of wellbeing
During a global pandemic practitioner wellbeing is an important topic, many people are working from home and delivering their usual services over video conferencing technologies. Whilst this may have some benefits for a better work life balance and is hugely reducing the environmental impact of travel, many people are feeling more isolated which can reduce wellbeing, here.
Occasional Paper 6: Facilitation for Deep Adaptation
This paper supports people with designing and facilitating gatherings on Deep Adaptation, whether online or in-person. The term ‘Deep Adaptation’ describes an agenda and framework for responding to the potential, probable or inevitable collapse of industrial consumer societies, due to the direct and indirect impacts of human-caused climate change and environmental degradation (Bendell, 2018) here.