ABOUT THE BOOK
This is a book for new leaders and people who care for the world. It is an invitation to go deeper and wider into critical reflections on leadership in its management biases and old paradigms. It is an innovative approach for sustainability in its development values and connections with nature. It is a bold proposition to embrace sustainability leadership with consciousness paradigm that aims to answer deeper ethical, spiritual and purposeful questions.
The book offers personal, organizational and systemic overviews of key concepts in relation to sustainability practices, leadership assumptions and consciousness values. The proposed new paradigm called Conscious Sustainability Leadership (CSL) is presented as an evolution matured by the professional life experiences of the authors and the critical observations of the studies and practices of real world and organizational leadership, ecological and planetary interdependence, and through Buddhist and Christian spiritualities. The reader is taken on a critical journey of reflections through key themes described and developed for understanding, provoking and questioning our own assumptions. It is a book for a new generation of leaders who seek change for a better world and are not afraid to explore and develop new paradigms.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Ph.D.
Dr. Alfredo Sfeir Younis is a Chilean economist, spiritual leader and healer. President of the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation. Sfeir had a twenty-nine-year career at the World Bank where he was hired as the first environmental economist in 1976 and, later, was appointed Director of the World Bank Office in Geneva, Switzerland. He served as Special Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization from 1996 to 2003. In both institutions he worked in the general fields of human rights, peace, and social justice; within this broader context he initiated and promoted policy in such areas as poverty eradication, international trade and finance, financing of development, indigenous people, gender and women's issues, trade and development, role of indigenous peoples, sustainable management of forestry and fisheries, water management and irrigation, desertification, biodiversity, culture and spirituality in sustainable development, and alternative medicine. A coach and advisor to many leaders around the world.
Read more and connect at: alfredosfeir.com
Marco Tavanti, Ph.D.
Dr. Marco Tavanti is an Italian Sociologist with over 30 years of experience working for sustainable development and poverty alleviation projects in Europe, East Africa, Latin America, North America and Southeast Asia. He is CEO of SDG-services, President of Sustainable Capacity International SCI-Institute, and co-founder of the World Engagement We-Institute. He is Professor of Nonprofit Management and Global Leadership at University of San Francisco and serves as sustainable development and indigenous rights expert for the United Nations and other international organizations. His scholarship explores and promotes cross-cultural, anti- corruption and sustainability in relation to the UN Global Compact and the Principles of Responsible Management Education. Read more and connect at marcotavanti.com
SDG.SERVICES is a subsidiary training enterprise of the Sustainable Capacity International Institute whose mission is to cooperate for the development of institutional and professional capacity in the fields of human rights and sustainable development benefiting leaders and managers of organizations and nations in economic and political transition. Through expert trainings and consulting SDG.SERVICES contributes to the development of competent and integrated capacity for shared values solutions and sustainability performances.