Sustainability is not a trend. Sustainability is the answer to one of the most difficult challenges of our time, driven in particular by changing consumer behaviour, social values, and technological innovations. Companies therefore find themselves under immense pressure to anchor this topic in their corporate strategy, whether through comprehensible sustainable behavior or sustainable business models. Technological advances in sustainability are increasingly incremental and many companies are facing the challenge of achieving their sustainability goals. Therefore, innovative business models are needed that combine sustainability with attractive profit models and help to achieve a breakthrough. diconium provides a process for the generation of such business concepts in this free workshop.*
"The truth is, for far too long, far too many businesses have failed to contribute to positive social or environmental impact. This has left us with a world impacted by climate change, income inequality, and harmful work environments. It is now the responsibility for every entrepreneur to be a ‚social entrepreneur‘, so that we can offset the collective harm that‘s already been done." – Matthew Manos, creator of the Models of Impact Method, special guest and host.
Matthew is recognized as one of the 100 most influential creatives working today and the founder of verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its work away for free to non-profit organizations.
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Author, design strategist, educator, and entrepreneur passionate about making creativity and innovation more accessible.
Called "crazy or genius" by Forbes, and recognized as one of the 100 most influential creatives working today by HOW Magazine, Matthew Manos is the Founder and Managing Director of verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its work away for free to non-profit organizations. With a portfolio of work that has reached millions of people across the globe, verynice’s client experience spans 750+ brands including the American Heart Association, Apple, the City of Los Angeles, Disney Imagineering, Google, and UNICEF. verynice launched in 2008, and has made over $30,000,000 USD in products and services available to thousands of organizations, practitioners, and students across the globe.
To kick-off our Models of Impact session, participants will get an overview of Matthew's background, and will be introduced to a range of trending revenue and impact models. Models will include U.S.-based and international examples.
Through three rounds of facilitated ideation sessions, participants will work collaboratively to invent a range of new products/services or work on existing parts of their business that tackle social or environmental issues.
In this focused planning and prototyping session, participants will move one of their generative concepts forward by creating a business plan, and a low-fidelity prototype or narrative.
Each group will present their idea in order to receive feedback.
To wrap-up, Matthew will walk participants through a range of ways they can apply the methodology to their own business, or day-to-day routine. Participants will also be able to have a Q+A session with Matthew.
 Learn how to (re-)design a socially and environmentally responsible business that is balancing impact and revenue
 Gain a clear understanding on the trends of current business models and implications on your business
 Build capacity on the tools needed to develop a business model
Due to the current situation around COVID-19, the workshop will take place remotely and will not last longer than three hours (+ afterhour ;-)). With Matthew, who has already given dozens of workshops on the Models of Impact Method remotely, we have an expert who knows exactly how to make remote collaboration exciting and interactive for everyone. As a little foretaste: We will visualize as much as possible and we will form smaller working groups, which will collaborate on exciting questions in parallel Skype conferences and share their results with the others.
Since 1995, we have supported industry leaders such as VW, Mercedes-Benz, Bosch, Kodak Alaris and Sick in exploiting the potential of digital transformation and offering millions of customers extraordinary experiences. As a strong partner, we accompany companies through the entire digitization process: from Innovation & Strategy, UX, Marketing & AI, Commerce and Technology to the creation of digital units.
One for all, all for one! More than 1000 colleagues serve our customers from eleven locations worldwide: Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg and Karlsruhe as well as Bangalore, Detroit, Beijing, Lisbon, London, San José and VaE. What unites us? The courage to break new ground, mutual attentiveness, teamwork and the will to make a lasting difference.