MSc Sustainable Cities

Want to be a sustainability leader? Want to shape the sustainable cities of tomorrow? Oasis has partnered with the University of Leeds to offer an MSc in Sustainable Cities.

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Meaning is a new currency and the new economic story of our times

“We are reaching a tipping point towards a new narrative where people are using their economic power to create a more positive future. In short, meaning is a new currency.” This is the startling conclusion of newly published book, The Rise of the Meaningful Economy. It has been written by long-time Oasis friends and collaborators Mark Drewell and Björn Larsson.

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RAS Mikey C – Finding the Pulse

Imagine a large auditorium. Dark floor, raised seating facing a wide and open performance area. Wood finishes bring a lightness to the whole space. Add 60 business and business school leaders and one Rastafarian artist specialising in Ethio-modern dance who is a PhD student with an MA in ethnochoreology - and there is the potential for something special to happen.

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Hope springs eternal

'I want to dance around our successes, our joyful achievements - it is so easy to forget what we are creating and be overwhelmed by all the challenges around us.'

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Early conversations at the GRLI

I've been at the GRLI less than 12 hours. In that time I've talked with four separate groups of people. Their home countries include Germany, Netherlands, Canada, USA, Ireland, UK and South Africa, their leadership contexts span business, academia, leader development, learning and education. Every conversation identified its own stories and themes. The themes as I hear them are not new but the level of concern for 'all of us' was palpable.

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Common Good, Common Ground

The theme of this year's gathering of the partners of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative is 'Common Good, Common Ground'. The theme centres on the idea and questions of belonging. What belongs to whom, what is the role of place, and in a global context what is the nature of planet and to what extent is it a contributor in the conversation rather than a topic of the conversation.

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Achieving the seemingly impossible

To conclude our recent five-day programme in the Republic of Georgia we did an exercise where a group sits down without using chairs. You may have been part of this yourself. Forming a tight circle, each person sits on the knees of the person behind. Through collective effort, the seemingly impossible is achieved.

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