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22 Août B1-AKT – Consulting board of the Cultural IP Initiative

The Cultural IP Rights Initiative is supported by an ever growing international network of innovative thinkers, change-makers, global sustainable leaders, investing their time, resources and energy in creating a better tomorrow.

More on our experts part of the consulting board on :  https://www.culturalintellectualproperty.com/criteria

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20 Août B1-AKT Hires 1 Business Developer

We’re looking for a passionate, talented, charismatic, imaginative business development / partnership manager to come and join the B1-AKT team. You’ll be identifying and bringing on new clients whilst super-servicing existing clients by developing ongoing mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships.

We are looking for someone very special indeed to join our close-knit team, actively enhancing our vibrant culture.

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06 Août Proud to be part of the adventure A Heart of Stone

« A Heart of Stone »

The earth beneath our feet has been formed by intense fire and massive pressure; forged upon the anvil of time into the beautiful, natural world we all see today. It can however, at times, also be challenging due to the hand of ‘Man’ and our relentless need to mould nature to our way. Green spaces, that once were an oasis of calm, have become concrete walls that trap us, closing in on us both mentally (the head) as well as emotionally (the heart).

However, we believe that it is still possible to find ourselves in an exquisitely peaceful space, if we just remember that it is always there if we take steps to return to it. Through mindful awareness, we believe that we are all be able to find emotional and psychological healing.

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28 Juin B1-AKT Sparked the change in Paris

Proud supporters of Spark the Change

The essential human skills of empathy or understanding a consumer, defining and calibrating a problem into a problem statement, solving it creatively and collaboratively for the user, and designing solutions that create impact are all skills of the future.

Also, the emergence of the new “sandwich generation” – people in their forties and fifties who are struggling to juggle work with caring for children and elderly parents – combined with smartphone technology, which blurs the boundaries of work and home, has placed people under additional pressure.

Organizations need to take better care of their people and recognize how the demands of work can affect their physical and mental health, as well as their ability to perform well at work. That means placing health and wellbeing at the heart of an organisation.

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22 Juin Holonomics Lab

« Business where people and planet matter »Holonomics approach is a concept we call ‘the dynamics of seeing’. The reason is that within general business practice there is an implicit assumption that the world ‘out there’ is a given and that people simply have different opinions about it. One of the qualities of a truly great designer is that the manner in which they experience the reality is dynamic, always searching for new ways of seeing and understanding the world.

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30 Mai The Outsider » – Interview of our Founder Laura Petrache

1) D’où venez-vous, Laura, et quel a été, en quelques mots, votre parcours ?
Where do you come from Laura, and, in a few words, what has been your experience ?

I was born in Romania but I have a profound love for the United States of America where I lived an important period of my life. I discovered there that excellence exists and the path of professionalism is made of a” savant mélange” of humanity, skills, open-mindedness and making decisions. United States of America gave me the chance to act and to innovate. Personally, I define innovation as a social, collaborative process involving artists, scientists, humanists and industry professionals working together on new problems and opportunities raised by technological and cultural change.

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21 Mai Immersive Leadership Lab

Business leaders today have to be constantly accessible and attentive; they are under immense pressure to respond to ever more complex challenges with a level of insight that has to be truly world class to compete.

Immersive Leadership is an experience that connects leaders to one of the most important sources of emotional intelligence, decision making and resilience – reflection. As the gateway to critical awareness, reflection has never been more important, yet the art is being lost on a generation of leaders.

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12 Avr Sustainability Learning Lab

Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world-views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action.

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10 Avr Transition Design Lab

« You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete » Buckminster Fuller. Visions for transitions to sustainable societies are needed, based upon the reconception of entire life-styles that are human scale, place-based, but globally connected in their exchange of technology,information and culture. These visions are based upon communities that are in symbiotic relationships to the ecosystems within which they are embedded.

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23 Mar B1-AKT crafts for change with SONU

B1-AKT is proud to announce the partnership with SONU – Sorbonne pour l’Organisation des Nations Unies.

Crafting for Change is a project from the Development Division from Sorbonne for the United Nations Organisation SONU. This project aims to help communities in distress through the development of craftsmanship.

In order to achieve this, three workshops linking design students and craftsmen take place, two in Argentina and one in France. In Paris, refugee craftsmen are currently working with design students from The SorbonneUniversity.

Later this year an exhibition will take place showing the work from the three workshops where the public will be able to appreciate our craftsmen’s work and will be able to purchase some of the pieces.

The aim of it all is to create a positive image for these communities, refugees and rural craftsmen in order to enhance their social and economic integration into society.

More information on: www.craftingforchange.org

Special thanks to Natalia Baudoin.

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12 Mar B1-AKT joins forces Monica Moisin – The Cultural Intellectual Property Initiative

The Cultural  Intellectual Property Initiative (Cultural  IP ) was created by Monica Moisin.

Monica has pioneered the terms ‘cultural intellectual property law’ and ‘traditional identity design’ within Romanian and international academia and has defined the “benefit sharing business model” for collaborations between the fashion and product design industry and traditional creative communities

The initiative Is designed  to  be a  worldwide  movement  supporting  the  recognition  of  cultural  IP  rights  for craftsmen and  women who are keepers and transmitters of traditional manufacturing techniques, traditional cultural expressions and expressions of folklore, moreover it supports cultural sustainability and fashion as a form of education and promotion of cultural heritage.

Find out more on:

www.monicabotamoisin.ro

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25 Fév Migrant Integration Lab / Migrant Entrepreneurship in Europe

Migrant Integration Lab / Europe

Laura Petrache is talking about migrant entrepreneurship, mentors & migrant relation, intercultural dialogue and networking By supporting migrant and social entrepreneurship we enable others in the wider community to recognize the contributions which migrants bring and this is a very important issue.

We are providers of a relational basis for resolving any difficulties and conflicts that may arise in the process of integration.In fact we are creating the best conditions for people who arrive in Europe to be innovating entrepreneurs, change makers as to act and create value by: Empowering migrants by building confidence, skills, access to opportunities and developing their networks with others and diaspora.

Promoting trust and good relations within neighborhoods, e.g. through welcoming initiatives, mentoring, etc. Creating additional ways of recognizing newcomers’ qualifications, training and/or professional experience Developing constructive intercultural dialogue and thoughtful public discourse Promoting a balanced gender representation, through awareness raising, information campaigns and capacity-building Helping them to implement their livelihood or entrepreneurial projects

Special thank you Laura Petrache Migrant Integration Lab Sustainable Solutions

http://migrantintegrationlab.strikingly.com/

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23 Fév Migrant Integration Lab – Global Competitiveness & Migrant Entrepreneurship

Global Competitiveness & Migrant Entrepreneurship

Global Competitiveness can be expanded through a multi-lingual, multi-cultural workforce and the revitalization of declining communities can be achieved through the contributions of migrant families working in tandem with their native-born neighbors, these are few of the reason of empowering migrants to success. @Migrant Integration Lab

Special thanks to Yannick Le Guern B1-AKT Leading Sustainable Strategies & Paragon Communication, Laura Petrache Migrant Integration Lab, Coralie Gaudoux, Manon Crozet, Simon Dinan – Make Sense, Carmen Siller -MENT Project, Khaled Kaka Mosaic Project, Nour Comprendre Pour Apprendre Project, Isabelle Grapotte – Co, the migrants, all the mentors & supporters involved.

http://migrantintegrationlab.strikingly.com/

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19 Fév B1-AKT Report on RAPID & SUSTAINABLE MIGRANT HOLISTIC INTEGRATION

2018-02-19 Report migrant integration solutions short version B1-AKT Yannick Le Guern Laura Petrache

 

MIGRANT INTEGRATION LAB

« A sustainable solution to a world-wide crisis »

 

The purpose of this report is to serve as a guide for national and international integration governments, actors and facilitators, policy makers, to turn a crisis into a societal, economic, cultural and sustainable development advantage.

This report is based on

  • The description of a holistic device of migrants* sustainable integration designed & created by B1-AKT
  • Practical integration experiments in 7 countries,
  • Feedback, evaluation and international benchmark as to extract efficient integration practices.

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06 Déc New Leadership Voices 2 : Laura Petrache

Laura Petrache:

« For me New Leadership is all about courage, creativity, sustainability and faith in people.

It’s a values-based leadership. Leaders as in “global sustainable leaders” need to be motivated by common values, rather than just financial performance.

A global sustainable leadership for me it’s all about Unleashing the power of co creation…this co-creation is a suitable innovation tool for all types of innovation.

We need new leadership to inspire us and give us courage especially in volatile times. We each have a unique blend of talents and a special dynamic within the diverse community we serve.

It is up to us to unlock our creative potential, to evolve and use our talents, and it is also up to us to help others to unlock their creative potential in their time of need.

Creating more sustainable communities is the key to a better future so let’s act & become the sustainable leaders of tomorrow! »

Find out more on:

https://www.createseven.org/our-voices-wall

Yannick Le Guern :

« For me, the new leadership is change making, driven by transcendent purposes and develops global sustainability.

In my opinion, new leadership must be based on :

  • values of humanism,
  • on a will of evolution
  • and concrete actions, to develop local sustainable communities, in a global context of interdependency.

The new leaders must be aware of a mission, ethically driven, developing axiological action, in other words: creating sustainable communities interacting around common values.

I believe that the new leadership must be agile and collaborative. It must be committed to global citizenship,  bringing, its own contribution to the common venture, creating evolution.

One of its purposes would be to affect public policies as to enable a sustainable future.

Moreover new leadership is knowing how to identify and apply appropriate economic, moral and political incentives to actually incorporate sustainable development into our daily lives. »

Find out more on:

https://www.createseven.org/our-voices-wall

Yannick Le Guern :

« For me, the new leadership is change making, driven by transcendent purposes and develops global sustainability.

In my opinion, new leadership must be based on :

  • values of humanism,
  • on a will of evolution
  • and concrete actions, to develop local sustainable communities, in a global context of interdependency.

The new leaders must be aware of a mission, ethically driven, developing axiological action, in other words: creating sustainable communities interacting around common values.

I believe that the new leadership must be agile and collaborative. It must be committed to global citizenship,  bringing, its own contribution to the common venture, creating evolution.

One of its purposes would be to affect public policies as to enable a sustainable future.

Moreover new leadership is knowing how to identify and apply appropriate economic, moral and political incentives to actually incorporate sustainable development into our daily lives. »

Find out more on:

https://www.createseven.org/our-voices-wall

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06 Déc New Leadership voices: Yannick Le Guern

Yannick Le Guern :

« For me, the new leadership is change making, driven by transcendent purposes and develops global sustainability.

In my opinion, new leadership must be based on :

  • values of humanism,
  • on a will of evolution
  • and concrete actions, to develop local sustainable communities, in a global context of interdependency.

The new leaders must be aware of a mission, ethically driven, developing axiological action, in other words: creating sustainable communities interacting around common values.

I believe that the new leadership must be agile and collaborative. It must be committed to global citizenship,  bringing, its own contribution to the common venture, creating evolution.

One of its purposes would be to affect public policies as to enable a sustainable future.

Moreover new leadership is knowing how to identify and apply appropriate economic, moral and political incentives to actually incorporate sustainable development into our daily lives. »

Find out more on:

https://www.createseven.org/our-voices-wall

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28 Nov Iconic Pavlina Proteou – CEO of Beyond CSR

Founder and CEO of Beyond CSR, a startup social entrepreneurship organization, aiming at turning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into a Systemic Change and Impact Investment Tool, linking today’s to tomorrow’s business models. We map out the territory for grass roots initiatives, projects that bring innovative solutions that respond to social challenges. Currently we are working on 40+ project, on 40/50+ Start uppers and launching Social Entrepreneurship Clusters, the best idea of our grass roots solutions oriented social media Digital Diplomacy campaign on Refugee Crisis.

Read more on:

http://modelforacause.com/2017/11/15/the-1-line-strategy-to-grow-your-business-keep-it-simple/

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23 Nov Creative Europe & Sustainable Projects – B1 LAB by Yannick Le Guern

Executive Master Management & Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy – Audencia Nantes.

#Lab #CreativeEurope #CreativeIndustries

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21 Nov Change Makers: Laura Petrache & Project Together

The Project Together Community is a group of young change makers, coaches and social entrepreneurs from all over Germany and Europe. We offer you a space for connecting with like-minded people, mutual collaboration, network and know-how. Get into action and benefit from each other’s knowledge, expertise and network. Let´s solve the world´s biggest challenges together and co-create our future.

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectTogethergUG/

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13 Nov Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty – COP 23

Ashoka and the Schneider Electric Foundation, in partnership with Enel and networking partner B1-AKT announce the 15 winners of the 2017-2018 “Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty” programme in Europe during COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

TFP17-18 COP23 Press Release B1AKT Ashoka

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09 Nov B1-AKT is proud to support UK based partner – Create Seven

The role of Create Seven will be to develop and enable post conventional leaders to co-create a better future.

Today ‘conventional’ leaders in our organisations are struggling to adapt to increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). The decisions made by
Leaders in our organisations collectively create the society in which we live.

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27 Oct Migrant Integration Lab – Assemblée Nationale Française

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