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Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS)


The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) is emerging as a global hub of inquiries, teaching, and dialogues on enabling the transition to more fair and sustainable societies. The challenge of social, environmental and economic sustainability requires "sustainable leadership" - ways of relating which promote change that is mutually beneficial for the people, organisations, stakeholders and the whole world at large. The scale of the sustainability challenge means it is best characterised as a "transition" from unsustainable ways of living and working.


IFLAS is part of the University of Cumbria Business School, a campus in the British Lake District which was founded in 1892 as a place of experiential learning. IFLAS continues this tradition of approaching inquiries and education as adventures. The local landscape provides a venue, and the heritage a compass, for personal and collective transitions.


With their post-graduate degrees, research programmes, inspiring events, world-class staff, associates and global networks, IFLAS is supporting a new generation of sustainable leaders: professionals for a better-balanced world.


IFLAS focuses on knowledge for systemic changes in society and economy, and is therefore also emerging as a centre of excellence on alternative currencies and exchange systems.





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Type of initiative Knowledge/advice organization, Information/network organization
Field of work Education, Knowledge and information
Date of commencement 2012
Founder(s) Jem Bendell
Legal form
Continent Europe
Country England
City Ambleside
One or several keywords that describe your initiative Leadership and Sustainability, fair and sustainable societies, alternative currencies and exchange systems
Publications Books, educational material, research, reports, newsletters
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Jem Bendell


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Name Institute for Leadership and Sustainability
Address Rydal Road
Zip/postal code LA22 9BB
Place Ambleside
State/province Cumbria
Country Great Britain
Phone +44 (0)1539 430207



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