Interdependence. What an interesting word to explore with an amazing group of B Corps at the Europe Summer Summit in Cascais, Portugal at the end of June 2017. As part of attending, my role was to facilitate Open Space around the question, ‘What can we do together that we can’t do apart?’.
With over 200 people in the room, the topics for the ‘marketplace‘ were in abundance. Small and large groups gathered to share their ideas, insights and collectively look at what was possible, what they could take forward and why interdependence was so important. Conversations continued over the day and into the evening and the frequent sound of WhatsApp tones told us that ideas were still being sparked well after the session.
As we experienced in Alice Springs at the B Corp Australian and New Zealand Champions Retreat, the plans didn’t stop at the end of the three days and several groups are continuing to progress their plans and experiencing interdependence in action. We look forward to continuing to enable B Corps around the globe to do the same as they use their businesses as a force for good.