Programme architectures are designed to facilitate exchange among corporations and other stakeholders. Exchanges are segmented according to the following concepts.

Field experiments

Change experiments are pilot projects at the firm level that study the impact of transitioning to a stakeholder-oriented organisation and aim to further an organisation’s sustainability journey.

Projects are co-designed by organisational stakeholders and thought leaders to develop new processes, systems and, most importantly, a new organisational culture. These projects are unique in that they combine the elements of:

  • Interdisciplinary knowledge from experts in management, finance, engineering, environmental science, and neuropsychology
  • Scientific rigour of experimental methods
  • Action-oriented engagement with firms and their stakeholders.

Areas of application include, but are not limited to, leadership development, integrated strategy, incentive and control systems and supply chains.

Co-laboratory

A Co-Lab is a three-year global, cross-disciplinary, cooperative programme within organisations, bringing together business leaders and academic experts in thematic workshops and experiments. The aim is to move business beyond narrow sustainability concerns by facilitating and speeding up the emergence of innovative forms of enterprise.

Co-Labs enable participants to explore, share, co-design and assess solutions to rethink the logic of the enterprise across all key dimensions: leadership mindsets, cultural change, governance models, strategic decision making, R&D strategy and sustainable innovation, incentive and control systems and value chain partnerships.

Learning programmes

Drawing upon expertise from across Imperial College, bespoke one-year educational programmes can be developed for senior managers. Programmes will explore how social and environmental principles can be embedded in all key dimensions of the enterprise: leadership mindsets, cultural change, governance models, strategic decision making, R&D strategy and sustainable innovation, incentive and control systems and value chain partnerships.

An experiential journey is designed to shape a new generation of conscious leaders, capable of steering systemic transformational change. This focus of this change is global sustainability and well-being.

Stakeholder platforms

The Leonardo Centre is building a digital innovation platform for stakeholder consultation and engagement in innovative, transformational projects which aims to integrate the aspirations, knowledge, and perspectives of the full array of a firm’s stakeholders (employees, customers, investors, academia, etc.) in the creation of the sustainable enterprise.

The platform will allow stakeholders to contribute to all phases of the innovation process: sensing, ideation, selection and implementation.

System dynamic simulations

The Leonardo Centre is developing policy-informing, user-friendly, simulation tools for business and public organisations to evaluate the efficacy of alternative sustainability strategic stances and theorise the impact of strategies on economic and non-economic objectives.

These simulation tools will allow organisations to integrate sustainability behaviours into the strategic roadmap devised to achieve their financial and non-financial goals.