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Systems and Sustainability - Thinking and Leadership for Tomorrow

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 09:00am - 06:00pm

Systems and Sustainability - Thinking and Leadership for Tomorrow 




Global Compact Network Singapore is working with our Gold member, Impact International, to roll out a one-day workshop on Systems Thinking in Sustainability.

As our world has accelerated via technology, globalisation and climate, the innumerable systems we operate in have become more complex, dynamic and important to comprehend. Doing so requires a measure of unlearning and learning anew; taking a new frame on cause and impact, from linear to non-linear.

This one-day programme will introduce the fundamentals of systems in a real-world context, allowing participants to explore current global and regional sustainability challenges to business and society, from a non-linear perspective.

Learning Objectives

The format will include conceptual discussions, experiential activities and reflection to help generate insights and understandings that can be brought forward into their organisation. Participants will be expected to engage and learn in the process, working with others in exploring their own systems as well as understanding others.

This workshop enables participants to:

  • Understand what a system is, how it behaves and why this understanding is critical to sustainability 
  • Think from a more systems-level perspective, understanding relationships and cause and effect more comprehensively
  • Understand issues of sustainability from a systems-level context, including the UNGC's four pillars of human rights, labour, anti-corruption and environment, and the SDGs
  • Understand and map out systems graphically to overcome the boundaries of linear-thinking
  • Have a better understanding of what is required of leadership and organisations to address the challenges we face



Garrett Weiner, Senior Consultant at Impact International (Singapore)

Garrett is a consultant and ICF certified executive coach with Impact, a global consulting firm. Garrett works with clients across the region to address issues across leadership and performance with teams and individuals. For the region, he leads Impact’s Responsible Leadership and Sustainability practice.


Garrett is also a ‘Climate Leader’ in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, creating greater levels of ‘Climate Change’ awareness and discussion. Previously, Garrett was a law school lecturer and practised as a lawyer and accountant with some of the largest professional services firms. Garrett graduated from Duke University School of Law and is a qualified attorney in the state of New York.

Workshop Details

Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Workshop Fees:

GCNS Gold Members – S$250.00
NTUC/GCNS Members – S$400.00
Non Members – S$500.00


 Limited seats available, register here soon to avoid disappointment!