The Breakthrough Report

Breakthrough: Business leaders, market revolutions is available for download.

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Investing in Breakthrough

Investing in Breakthrough: Corporate Venture Capital is available for download.

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Volans drives market-based solutions to the future's greatest challenges.

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The Breakthrough Challenge

Volans is proud to present our new book, The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways to Connect Today’s Profits with Tomorrow’s Bottom Line, co-written by John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz (former CEO of PUMA and co-founder of The B Team alongside Sir Richard Branson). The book explores 10 priority areas for business leaders that have been flagged by The B Team and key components of tomorrow’s bottom line. The book launches in September 2014.

Available via Amazon, Waterstones and Wiley.

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Investing in Breakthrough: Corporate Venture Capital

Volans is proud to present Investing in Breakthrough: Corporate Venture Capital, a research project undertaken by Volans and Global Corporate Venturing, with support from the Social Investment Business and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to better understand how some corporate venture capital (CVC) funds are investing in deals which provide both financial return as well as social and / or environmental impact - and how more might do so, through syndication with impact investors. The report was launched at the fourth Global Corporate Venturing Symposium in London on 20-21 May 2014.

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Highlights from Breakthrough Capitalism Forum, London, May 2012

At the Breakthrough Capitalism Forum held on 29 May 2012 in London we explored and debated themes such as:

  • Capitalism Unplugged - outlining the growing sense that our challenges relate to systemic failures
  • Breakthrough Innovation - how investors, entrepreneurs & policy-makers, among others, are driving change
  • System Dynamics - where barriers to breakthrough exist and how they can be removed, and
  • Scaling Solutions - how breakthrough solutions can deliver system-level change.

Full Speaker list here
Watch videos of the Forum here


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