The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development ushers in a new era of authentic sustainability assessment with the release of its Sustainable Development Performance Indicators (SDPIs) User Manual.
r3.0 promotes Redesign for Resilience and Regeneration. As a global common good not-for-profit platform, r3.0 crowdsources open recommendations for necessary transformations across diverse fields and sectors, in response to the ecological and social collapses humanity is experiencing, in order to achieve a thriving, regenerative and distributive economy and society.
Our Blueprints represent the core of r3.0’s knowledge creation, with the goal of identifying the gap between current practice / ambition and necessary progress (based on scientific realities and ethical imperatives) with recommendations on how to fill those gaps. The first phase of Blueprint development (2016-2018) focused on four fields (Reporting, Accounting, Data, and New Business Models) with a fifth Blueprint synthesizing and integrating the other four into an implementation framework (Transformation Journey). The second phase of Blueprint development (2019-2021) focuses on Sustainable Finance and Value Cycles, with other fields to follow. The Blueprints build the “engine” of r3.0’s work-ecosystem, generating the content needed and defining recommended solutions in an iterative manner to fuel innovation and systemic change. Blueprint Lead Authors convene Working Groups of 20+ international experts in a 12-to-18-month process gathering state-of-the-art research, best practices, innovative approaches and co-created recommendations that feed into two Exposure Drafts of the Blueprint. The Working Group reviews each Exposure Draft via an In-Person Working Group Meeting and a Virtual Dialogue (with a Public Comment period added during the second round), after which the Lead Author revises each Blueprint into a Final Report. In a dynamic process of content dissemination and feedback gathering, the different Blueprints are iteratively updated in 2 year cycles.
r3.0 embarks on further strengthening its knowledge creation and know-how implementation program through ‚+Maverick Thinking‘ in the form of White Papers, Opinion Papers and Case Studies, and has created a new webpage to capture these lines of thinking. Each of these groups of papers have specific functions in the design of future Blueprints, r3.0’s core products. These White Papers, Opinion Papers and Case Studies will also remain global public goods, freely available to everybody on this planet for inspiration, further instigation and creation of move positive maverick thinking.
The dissemination and subsequent implementation of the content from the Blueprints takes place in different programs. Each program involves a different group of stakeholders, described in detail below. During the program’s duration, the developed content will be tested, discussed and the conclusions fed back into other programs as well as into the next generation of Blueprint development. Hence, the whole system is an ongoing process, interconnected in an ecosystem:
The third part of the work-ecosystem, the solutions building, develops concrete measures to close reporting gaps. The solutions being built and activated are intended to function as spin-offs and further development of solutions recommended in the Blueprints. Currently, one such venture is curated by r3.0, whereas the Test Labs are ongoing:
Most of r3.0’s work is available to the general public through its library. Below you can find the most recent publications from r3.0.