Playing with the substance of 'us'

IndieBio's Ryan Bethencourt is on a mission to marry advancements in biotechnology with successful business models

Cutting to the chase - the fate of car sharing

The mother of the sharing economy, Robin Chase, explains the power of the 'Peers Inc' business structure to drive exponential, sustainable growth.

Breakthrough Business Models

Exploring how executives and entrepreneurs can harness an evolving set of business model features to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.


By Richard Roberts, Volans

A CSR agenda for Silicon Valley

By Richard Roberts, Volans, Read on Medium

John Elkington and Jacqueline Lim

Six secrets of Breakthrough business models

John Elkington and Jacqueline Lim, Read on Medium

Richard Roberts, Volans

Getting into the flows

Richard Roberts, Volans, Read on Medium

John Elkington, Volans
Richard Roberts, Volans
By John Elkington, Volans

Breakthrough Library

Vasu Padmanabhan, CEO, Piramal Sarvajal: Water ATMs making a splash in India

Water ATMs making a splash in India

It may be powered by the sun and managed by the cloud, but Piramal Sarvajal's decentralised clean-water system isn't the water cycle you learnt about at school

Organisation Piramal Sarvajal

Location Ahmedabad, India

The wannabe innovator against the status quo

MIT's Andrew McAfee on why the next industrial revolution is closer than you think

Featuring Andrew McAfee, Digital Economy, MIT

The startup taking the planet's pulse

Planet is on a mission to image the entire Earth every day. Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder of Planet, explains. Are you ready for your close-up?

Featuring Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder, Planet

Open power - the future of energy

Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel, on letting go of carbon and democratising power

Featuring Francesco Starace, CEO, Enel

Ingvild Sørensen, Senior Manager, United Nations Global Compact: 2016 LEAD Symposium

2016 LEAD Symposium

The UN Global Compact's annual LEAD Symposium focused this year on the theme of "Breakthrough Innovation for the SDGs"

Organisation United Nations Global Compact

Location New York City, USA

Trust me - this changes everything

Value is being unlocked, access is being democratized. Rachel Botsman asks how will business reinvent the role it plays in customers' lives.

Featuring Rachel Botsman, Collaborative Consumption

Shuan Church, President, Living Goods: Africa’s ‘Avon ladies’ of health

Africa’s ‘Avon ladies’ of health

Living Goods are using a century-old business model to fix a broken system

Organisation Living Goods

Location Kampala, Uganda

Brighter Lives - The Future in Connected LED Light

Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting, explains why he's in an industry 'blessed' with solving the energy equation.

Featuring Eric Rondolat, CEO, Philips Lighting