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Dear Partners, Associates and friends of GRLI -

'The process you use to get to the future is the future you get.'
 - Myron Rogers (author & leader in the application of living systems theory)

Our work at the GRLI is built on the belief that change requires work at individual, organisational and systemic levels; and the understanding that we need to bring our 'whole selves' when seeking to create impact at those levels.

The GRLI 'process' (with reference to Myron's sixth maxim) could therefore be described as relational innovation for global responsibility. It is the way in which we relate to ourselves, to others and the planet that ultimately determines the kind of world we shape individually and collectively.

Living examples of the GRLI innovating in relational ways, includes how we approach building alliances; our unique and transparent governance model; how we gather momentum with aligned networks to transform economic thinking and practice; how we amplify calls for global responsibility in unison with others; and our pioneering work with peer-based cohorts.

Included with this update I'm pleased to share a number of key dates and developments:

  • The GRLI Chair's update on our Alliance-building work with ABIS
  • Inviting applications for the Deans Cohort (deadline: 14 February)
  • Save the Date: Our first 2019 GRLI Gathering (23-26 April - Malaga, Spain)
  • A call for nominations to serve on the GRLI Board (deadline: 24 January)
  • A call for #ResponsibleLeadership at #G20 - see open letter
If you are not yet engaged in our work and interested to Partner or Associate with GRLI in 2019 then please book a convenient slot for us to meet on zoom.

Warm regards,

John North
Executive Director, GRLI

GRLI Chair's Update: Our alliance with ABIS

'Borne out of the feedback from our Partners at the May AGM plus the wise counsel from our Board and Guardians, we have taken a thoughtful approach towards building a closer alliance with The Academy for Business in Society. 

We are gently but assuredly discovering a way forward for co-creating not only Partnerships for greater impact, but also learning and developing what it takes to build a partnering platform for other entities and organisations, who want to work together to greater effect radical transformations in how we learn, live and lead.'

Claire Maxwell
Chair: GRLI Foundation

For the full letter please see our Slack channel #me-we-all-of-us or watch your email inbox for an attachment to all Partners and Associates.

Call for Nominations: GRLI Board - Deadline 24 January

According to the comprehensive GRLI Governance Framework, we are issuing a call for Board nominations from our partners, associates and friends to help steward the GRLI's work and direction of travel. The deadline for expressing interest or submitting nominations is 24 January 2019.

Read the full call for nominations on our blog.

Dear #G20, The World is Watching!

Beyond declarations and commitments — help lead the change to a global impact economy. 

As member of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, a broad movement that aims to bring about a transformation of the economic system, of society and of institutions so that we all prioritise shared wellbeing on a healthy planet, the GRLI is amplifying this letter to G20 Governments alongside a group of business leaders, purpose-driven entrepreneurs and impact investors.

Save the Date: 23-26 April 2019 - GRLI at the 2019 NESI Global Forum

During 2019 GRLI will be gathering momentum with the Wellbeing Economy Alliance at the 2019 NESI Global Forum which takes place 23-26 April in Malaga, Spain.
The NESI Global Forum is a biennial event bringing together all elements of society to share the latest developments in social innovation and the new economy. 

The Deans Cohort: Inviting Applications - Deadline 14 February

Dean Sanjay Sharma at the Grossman School of Business will be hosting the event and shares his hopes for the Cohort's ongoing work.
The third gathering of Deans and senior leaders engaged in and committed to transformative change for people, planet and prosperity is taking place in Vermont on 21-24 March, 2019. 

Proposals to join the Cohort may be submitted online and are due by 14 February 2019

Global Responsibility Thought Leadership on Our Blog

Thomas Dyllick has been a major contributor to the GRLI community for many years.

Thomas delivered his farewell lecture at University of St. Gallen on 13 November 2018, laying down a challenge to organisations to realise True Business Sustainability.

Victoria Hurth, Associate Professor in Marketing and Sustainable Business at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, starts the first of a 5-part series on the interconnected linkages between purpose, governance, marketing, a culture of purpose, and leadership.
David Grayson, Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management and a long-term champion of corporate sustainability, shares a preview from his latest book and reflects on the implications for management education.
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