Shaping The Future We Want

Shaping The Future
We Want.

The world is in uncharted waters. Senior leaders must confront hard truths and prepare for the next ‘shock’.

Reset provides a roadmap to help come to grips with new realities and uncover answers to salient questions like: What does the future hold? How do we reset? and What do our stakeholders expect of us?

Learning Outcomes

Key Benefits

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Articulating personal and professional purpose; finding alignment with organisational mission

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Cultivating strategic and contextual thinking to adapt to new realities

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Strengthening global acumen by challenging conventional wisdom on drivers of change

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New models for complex decision making in an unpredictable new world


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Office hours access to GIFT facilitators to discuss course content and current leadership challenges

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Takeaway GIFT toolkits to help drive high-performing teams, and unleash potential in oneself and others

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Access to a curated resource library of business model innovations, stimulating books, articles, podcasts, and videos

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Build a global professional network across regions, industries, and sectors

Learning Journey and Core Curriculum

GIFT's proprietary curriculum, learning tools and high-touch facilitation keep participants engaged and excited from start to finish.

Proprietary Content

Slide PERSONAL ASPIRATION

  • Corporate mission

  • Team welfare

  • Mentoring next generation

PROFESSIONAL OWNERSHIP

  • Standard of living

  • Individual ambition

  • Family wellbeing

IMPACTING COMMUNITY

  • Serving wider community

  • Creating spaces for discussion

  • Organizing for local change

LEADING CHANGE

  • Broader social reform

  • Global issues

  • Building a better society

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 4.0 OR INSURED RESILIENCE 1.0?
Rather than relying on technology as a cure-all, ensure that civilisations have the resilience to sustain prosperity for all
  • Ensuring basic needs are met (food, healthcare, housing, etc).
  • Supporting local industries and consumption - self sufficiency as pillar of national economic policy.
  • A diversified economy to support employment and gainful work, social protections built in.
  • Reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
  • More effective global governance on managing global welfare.
  • Managing the commons - preservation of eco-systems services.
  • Shared leadership between major economic powers.
An opportunity to build a better, more resilient global system
MANAGING EXTERNALITIES IS KEY TO THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

Out of the nine planetary boundaries, four already breached by human activity. The quality of human life in a crowded planet will be a function of managing externalities. Learn about the difficult choices ahead: nature of growth, trade-offs, complex questions.


The 9 Planetary Boundaries

To keep Earth hospitable, we need to live within 9 specific limits.

1Climate change
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Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide at no more than 350ppm

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Carbon dioxide levels are at 400ppm and climbing

2Lost biodiversity as species become extinct
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Maintain 90% of biodiversity

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Biodiversity has dropped to 84% in parts of the world such as Africa

3The addition of phosphorus, nitrogen (and other elements) to the world's creeps and ecosystems
BOUNDARY

Worldwide use per year of about 11 teregrams(Tg) of phosphorus and 62 Tg of nitrogen

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Up to about 22 Tg per year of phosphorus and 150 Tg of nitrogen

4Deforestation and other land use changes
BOUNDARY

Maintain 75% of the planet's original forests

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Down to 62%

5Emission of aerosols (microscopic particles) into the atmosphere that affect climate and living organisms
BOUNDARY

Global boundary unknown, but regional effects (such as on the South Asian Monsoon) occur when Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) is more than 0.25

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Up to 0.30 AOD over South Asian, but probably well inside (or below) the boundary over most of the globe

6Stratospheric ozone depletion
BOUNDARY

Less than 5% below pre-industrial level of about 290 Dobson Units (DU)

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Still safely inside the boundary except over the Antartica during spring, when levels drop to 200 DU

7Ocean acidification
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When the oceans become acidic enough that the minerals sea creatures need to make shells, such as aragonite, begin to dissolve

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Sill within the boundary, which won't be crossed if we can stay within the climate boundary of 350ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere

8 Freshwater use
BOUNDARY

Can use up to 4000km of freshwater a year

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

We use around 2600km of freshwater per year

9 Dumping of organic pollutants, radioactive materials, nanomaterials, micro-plastics, and other novel or man made substances into the world's environment
BOUNDARY

Unknown

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

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GIFT Facilitators

Reset Alumni

  • Shabana Khawar,

    The Leadership Reset content was rich, thought provoking and relevant to our work. The GIFT team ensures maximum benefit for everyone, despite the virtual environment.

    Shabana Khawar,
    International Finance Corporation
  • Ruby Owundiwe,

    The Leadership Reset was truly a life-impacting course and came at the right time for me. My perspective has been enriched and the lenses through which I view my role as a business leader have been reset.

    Ruby Owundiwe,
    Standard Bank
  • Clarence Lin,

    The programme offers refreshing perspectives about shifts in influence from the west to Asia. Set in a diverse multi-cultural learning environment, I have benefited and been enriched with a deeper understanding of the dynamic relationships between business, society and the state.

    Clarence Lin,
    DBS Bank
  • Carina Chow,

    An extraordinarily well-structured and facilitated programme. It has been an eye-opener to learn the global overview on all areas related to the complex topic of sustainability, while at the same time gain a deeper understanding of what leadership needs to be.

    Carina Chow,
    Group Corporate Affairs, Jardine Matheson
SPEAK TO US

  • KARIM RUSHDY
    MANAGING DIRECTOR – ASEAN

    Karim joined GIFT in 2010 after participating in the Global Leaders Programme and has since designed and facilitated dozens of experiential programmes for high potential executives and government officials. In his current role Karim leads the ASEAN office and is responsible for GIFT’s regional activities and programmes across Southeast Asia. Prior to GIFT Karim spent a decade in Mainland China where he was a partner in a successful nationwide food and beverage business. Karim’s articles on insights gathered through GIFT programmes have appeared in a range of publications. He has an MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and is a proficient Mandarin speaker.


  • ERIC STRYSON
    MANAGING DIRECTOR – GLOBAL SERVICES

    In addition to leading GIFT’s dynamic team and business, since 2008, Eric has facilitated more than 50 experiential leadership programmes in fifteen countries. He is well versed in introducing new ideas on governance, business and sustainability and coaching participants to think critically about their role as leaders. Before joining GIFT, Eric spent several years managing multi-stakeholder partnerships between global brands and civil society groups in the United States and China. He writes and speaks regularly on topics related to leadership development and the changing role of business in society. Eric is an alumnus of Standford University and holds a Masters from Hong Kong University.


  • CHANDRAN NAIR
    FOUNDER & CEO

    For more than three decades, Chandran has advised governments and MNCs on strategic management, leadership issues and sustainability, and is often invited to facilitate for top corporate education providers including Duke CE, INSEAD and NUS. He was previously Chairman of ERM in Asia Pacific, helping establish it as the world’s leading environmental consultancy. Chandran is on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability and Experts Forum, where his thought leadership is sought for its fresh insights and intellectual honesty. He is the author of the best-seller – Consumptionomics: Asia’s Role in Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet, and The Sustainable State: The Future of Government, Economy and Society.