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Stewarding Sustainability Transformations in Multi-stakeholder Collaboration

  • Petra Kuenkel
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Abstract

This chapter takes the Patterns of Aliveness Theory into the day-to-day management practice of leading transformative change in multi-actor settings. A short deep dive into the current discourse on multi-stakeholder partnerships emphasizes the importance of collaborative practice for SDG implementation. Arguing that this practice is a pathway to sustainability transformations, the chapter highlights collaboration catalysts in complex multi-stakeholder change initiatives and relates them to the six dimensions of the Collective Leadership Compass. It shows how these match with the six aliveness-enhancing principles elaborated in Chap. 5 and how this forms the next level of an emerging conceptual architecture for stewarding sustainability transformations. Two successful examples of collaborative multi-stakeholder change processes illustrate how the strategic design of collaboration leads to tangible results and enhances actors’ collaboration literacy in navigating complex change.

Keywords

Multi-stakeholder collaboration SDG implementation Collective action Transformative change Sustainability stewardship Collective leadership Collective Leadership Compass Co-designing change Complex change Collaboration ecosystems 

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  • Petra Kuenkel
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  1. 1.Full Member of the Club of RomeCollective Leadership InstitutePotsdamGermany

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