CEO and co-founder of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design Simona Maschi explains the idea behind life-centred design and how we're experiencing a shift from only focusing on profit and production to planet and people.
BÆREDYGTIGHED & ESG
Sustainable impact is more than just reducing our carbon footprint. By shifting mindsets, learning from nature and repurposing our business models, businesses and employees can also make a significant social and environmental impact.Af CBS Efteruddannelse
Planet & people first
Sustainable pledges and strategies often lead with a promise to reduce – to optimise the supply chain, lower carbon footprints and downsize production. But instead of lowering our businesses' impact, why not turn a profit while restoring, rebuilding, and regenerating our people and planet?
At the 'To reduce or to restore' event, we looked at how businesses can function in a circular ecosystem. By shifting mindsets, learning from nature and repurposing our business models, businesses and employees can make a significant social and environmental impact.
Our speakers Simona Maschi and Christa Breum Amhøj spoke on how a life-centred and regenerative approach can boost companies’ impact, spark innovation, and provide a more holistic mindset about doing good business.
Christa has a PhD in Management Technologies and is an External Lecturer at CBS. As the founder of the collaborative platform and NGO, Action University Copenhagen, she implements action-leaning processes and life-centred designs in public organisations. Through WHOs Danish organization Healthy Cities Network (Sund By Netværket), she has helped more than 30 municipalities, through interdisciplinary teams, build communities through nature, art and culture and with citizens. Christa teaches on the 'Ledelse i den eksperimenterende organisation' course in our Master of Public Governance (MPG). At the event, she shared her knowledge about regenerative business cases and value creation in public governance and leadership.
Simona is the co-founder and CEO of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, a world-renowned centre of excellence focusing on education and design for sustainability. Through the years, she has used her design background to create an innovation culture that acts as a conduit between industry, academia and entrepreneurship. Simona explained how life-centred design as a practice and mindset can create new pathways for innovation.
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