Desirable futures

Why it is important

More and more, consumers are developing new values and governments are building new metrics for responsible business. Adapting to these changes requires critical and creative thinking, out-of-the-box ideas and seemingly preposterous visions.

But sustainability is a global, intergenerational problem that organizations are not programmed to address and what we imagine our future to be is confined by the destructive logic of today. This all means that the algorithm for a profitable business needs serious calibration and reconfiguration before a system bug turns into a system crash.

What it is about

Desirable Futures empowers you to think differently about your organization’s role in a sustainable world by hacking your legacy strategy to probe, prototype and unleash a new model for sustainability-driven innovation.

Whether your organization needs a sustainable plug-in, or a new operating system, Desirable Futures is your navigation bar on the journey to a responsible vision, profitable business opportunities and transparent services.

Sustainable Digitalisation

Why it is important

Today, nearly all aspects of our modern lives are influenced by software and digital services. Although digitalization can seem like the ultimate upgrade to some, impacts have not all been positive. In many ways, digital systems have made it even easier to extract, consume and waste resources as the material world becomes masked behind a digital interface. Further, technology is not a neutral tool. It is embedded with the values and social software of people. So being conscious of what we incentivize people to do with technology can influence whether people act sustainably or not.

What it is about

Sustainable digitalization connects data, users and natural resources in innovative new ways that measurably reduce waste and emissions while enabling sustainable lifestyles.

Driven by different thinking and desirable futures, Artificial Intelligence, IoT and service design create business opportunities for your organization with enhanced resource efficiency and transparent digital services that increase brand value. Importantly, sustainable digitalization opens up the black box created by digital technology, to make the connection between people’s actions and natural resources understandable and sustainable choices easy.

Targeted workshops

Maybe you want to start with something smaller. To get to know the toolkit and mindset. We have some samples of workshops and sprints that we offer separately. Let us know your challenges!

Why
In today’s interconnected world, weak signals and low probability scenarios can rapidly manifest into global crisis. Building resilience means developing the capacity to spot these events early and having a robust infrastructure, processes, and relationships in place to the weather the storm long before it’s on your doorstep.

Outcomes
Addressing pain points and long-term opportunities
Future scenarios to identify risks for future business

Toolkit canvas examples
Bigger impact, Behind the scenes, Here and Now

Practicalities
Who?
2 Planet Centric Designers
1 Sustainability expert (from customers field)
2-8 Customer Representatives

Duration
Sprint of multiple days

Why
Digital services are designed to be seamless and easy to use, which is very convenient but often hides the fact that there is a physical value chain behind the interface that impacts the planet. This short and intense workshop is designed to guide the team in identifying the true environmental cost of the current service and ideating new opportunities to create more planet positive impact.

Outcomes
Preparing service for the future challenges
Seeing your service from a different angle and prepare to make decisions responsibly.
Imagining new possibilities for your value chain.

Toolkit canvas example
App Disruption

Practicalities
Who?
2 Planet Centric Designers
2-8 Customer Representatives

Duration
One workshop

Why
Empowered teams work together more effectively and more creatively. So, how are they going to tackle wicked problems like climate change, if they don’t think it’s their role or the problems seem too overwhelming? With the scale of the immediate environmental challenges we face, every organisation must pitch in to do their part and that starts with empowered and motivated people.

Outcomes
Identify tangible actions to empower your team
Identify opportunities to increase the impact of your current work

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Wider Lens

Practicalities
Who?
2 Planet Centric Designers
3-18 Customer Representatives

Duration
One workshop

Why
This workshop hacks the concept development process, infusing it with planet centricity. We support you in creating planet centric concepts that fit with your value proposition, refining them and identifying the team to help you develop them. It gives you tools that can be applied in later concept development or improving existing services.

Outcomes
Finding new business opportunities based on sustainability
Building longevity and resilience of business
Answering new customer values

Toolkit canvas example
Planet Centric Ideation, Radical/realist, Planet Centric Concept, Systemic Touchpoints, Strategic team

Practicalities
Who?
2 Planet Centric Designers
1 Sustainability expert (from customers field)
2-8 Customer Representatives

Duration
Sprint of multiple days

Why
A transformative vision isn’t nice to have, its mandatory. What are you working towards in the long term that is bold enough and radical enough to create a truly sustainable world? Issues like climate change demand unprecedented action and visionary thinking of organisations because thinking on this scale is the only way we can safely navigate toward desirable futures.

Outcomes
Aligning on sustainability as a must win battle
Mapping the environmental impact in your organization / service
Initiate visions and strategic actions to increase your positive impact

Toolkit canvas examples
Planet Centric Bootcamp, Bigger Impact, Value Chain, Wider Lens, North Star

Practicalities
Who?
2 Planet Centric Designers
3-12 Customer Representatives

Duration
One workshop

Did we spark your interest? Let's talk more!

Let’s create something great together!
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Olli Laine

VP Climate business

olli.laine@vincit.fi
+358 40 455 2610
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