2018 ICMCI Annual Meeting of Delegates +
6th Annual International CMC Conference
October 16-19, 2018
Making a Sustainable World
While sustainable development concepts have been around for several decades, the NEW sustainable development approaches and UN commitments have taken on a multi-dimensional and more complex approach to strategy, business operations and management consulting.
- How do we as leading management consultants, build this fully into our practices?
- How do we train the next-gen Consultants and Clients in comprehensive sustainability?
The three pillars of sustainable development – economic growth, environmental stewardship, social inclusion – carry across all sectors of development, from cities to agriculture, infrastructure, energy development and use, water, and transportation, and more.
Some people are naturally more creative than others, but creative thinking can be strengthened with practice or special techniques as it happens for many disciplines. And in a place like Milan – we can learn a lot about creativity!
Completely new solutions are needed for economic growth, environmental management and social welfare in a constantly changing context that requires new skills and professionalism constantly renewed, such as those that qualified management consultancy can offer.
In 2015, tablets and smartphones exceeded personal computers in the use of the Internet and in 2016 half of the world population is connected in network. And yet, do we really stop to think what our personal use of apps or family and business consumption does to our environment? Are we personally, family-wise, and as a business truly sustainable in our approach? How can we better use technology and digital resources to enhance our sustainability practices – how can we help our consultant clients in this regard?
Friendly & Disruptive Innovation
Disruptive innovations tend to be produced by new entrepreneurs, or new product developers in the market, and take risk as they initially are not sufficiently profitable but also have the potential to completely change the marketplace. A new approach to innovation is affirming the “friendly” innovation – one that considers the human person at the center of the transformation induced by innovation. Management consulting should be able to support organizations in both approaches, and truly help clients explore multiple approaches to innovation to find the styles that are best for their business.
Are you a CMC or Academic Fellow that would like to be considered as a speaker or panelist for this conference?
Conference organizers are still looking for some compelling sessions led by amazing facilitators and session leaders!
Those who are interested in submitting a paper/session proposal can write to the Scientific Committee of the conference at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the following information:
- Name of the Training/Consulting body, name of the Client Organization;
- Short description of the work conducted;
- Why should this work be considered a best practice either in Training or in Consulting with respect to the central topic of “making a sustainable world”;
- Who should the organizers' contact to gather further details, in case the work is considered of interest.