Methodology

Overview:

Before starting a project, there is a series of activities that help your team prepare to work with sustainability, overcome your climate anxiety and feel empowered to act. These help you create a shared understanding of the current world problems and the role of your organisation in solving them. The goal is to unblock people, generate collective motivation to tackle the unsustainability challenge and contribute to the solution.

Methods:

  • Planet Centric Bootcamp
  • Bigger impact
  • App disruption
  • Planetary Entities Test

Planet Centric Bootcamp invites a sustainability expert to your organisation to explain the causes and effects of climate change. The Bigger Impact tool allows your team to reflect on the significant changes happening in the world and how your organisation fits in those. The App Disruption tool is a quick exercise to make an existing digital service sustainable. Planetary Entities Test is a quick evaluation that gives you a preliminary idea of where you have negative planet impact.

Overview:

This is a retrospective set of tools that you use to analyse your current operations. It gives you a birds-eye view of what it takes to make your product or service happen. The goal is to help you pinpoint the parts of your value chain and user experience that harm the planet. As it enables you to define what problems to address in a project, it helps you understand where to focus your efforts and where you can create a more meaningful impact.

Methods:

  • Behind The Scenes
  • Influence/Impact
  • Planet Centric User Journey

The Behind The Scenes tool has the purpose of mapping your value chain. The Influence/Impact tool analyses the effect of all the steps taken in the value chain. Finally, the Planet Centric User Journey helps you analyse the planetary impact of all the actions your users take with your product or service.

Overview:

This stage helps you define your pathway in the sustainability transition. It is used to create a compelling and robust point-of-view of your role in climate change. Here you can set your sustainability vision, that is integrated with your organisation’s strategy. Also, this stage helps you plan the actions you need to take to achieve your vision.

Methods:

  • Here and Now
  • Wider Lens
  • North Star
  • Jobs To Do
  • Blockers Breakdown

Here and now helps you create a clear and summarised view of your current state. The Wider Lens tool guides you in defining your sustainability vision with the planet centric principles. The North Star tool helps you deconstruct your vision and identify the blockers in the way of achieving it. Jobs To Do supports you in planning how to achieve your vision and Blockers Breakdown in how to break blockers in the way.

Overview:

This is a set of tools that aids you at hacking the concept development process, infusing it with planet-centricity. It supports you in creating planet centric concepts, refining them and identifying the team to help you develop them.

Methods:

  • Planet Centric Ideation
  • Radical/Realist
  • Planet Centric Concept
  • Responsible Touchpoints
  • Business Model Flip
  • Strategic Team

Planet Centric Ideation helps you generate a large amount of planet centric ideas. Radical/Realist accelerates the prioritization of ideas. Afterwards, the Planet Centric Concept tool supports you in turning the selected ideas into compelling concepts. Responsible Touchpoints involve sustainability experts to challenge these concepts and ensure their planet centricity. In case you might prefer to generate new concepts from a business point-of-view, use the Business Model Flip tool. Once you have defined a concept that you want to turn into a new product or service, use the Strategic Team tool to determine the team that will support you.

Overview:

This stage helps you build a closer relationship with clients through transparent and responsible communication. It also aims at scaling up the impact of your solutions by open-sourcing them.

Methods:

  • Sustainability Storytelling
  • Open-Source Scaling

Sustainability Storytelling helps you acknowledge the impact of your marketing message by considering the multiple interpretations. Open-Source Scaling supports you in sharing your solution with other people, allowing them to use and build on top of it.

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