Facilitate Systems Change

Catalyst 2030 members are currently exploring how to weave together and accelerate our collective efforts. This requires designing a pragmatic course forward, while staying focused on our ambition to achieve the SDGs. We know that deep and lasting changes are needed in the systems that animate the world’s pressing problems, so we are also exploring how to work together to better intervene in systems.

What is systems change? It is both a process and an outcome, but there are many theories and approaches. Recognising that there is no one definition, the Scaling Solutions Toward Shifting Systems Initiative (led by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) organised common characteristics into the following framework:

SHIFTING, RECONFIGURING, AND TRANSFORMING

  • Mind-sets, mental models, and paradigms
  • Patterns, underlying structures, and ways of operating
  • Dynamics and relationships

IN ORDER TO

  • Address underlying root causes
  • Deal with complex, uncertain, and interconnected systems that are ever-changing
  • Engage in the potential of living systems
  • Solve big social issues

THROUGH INTENTIONAL PROCESS AND DESIGN, PURPOSEFUL INTERVENTIONS, AND CONSCIOUS, DELIBERATE APPROACHES SUCH AS

  • Taking living systems and complexity approaches
  • Growing the number of people who think and act systemically
  • Enabling and supporting leaders with the power to convene systems
  • Strengthening capacity and processes to engage
  • Strategic, multi-stakeholder approaches, coming together across systems
  • Having an inner awareness of the whole

WITH THE OUTCOME OF CREATING, ENDURING, AND POSITIVELY AFFECTING

  • Different behaviours and outcomes
  • Resilient, lasting, and better results
  • Building a bridge to a better tomorrow
  • Increased systems health
  • Positive social change
  • Just, sustainable, and compassionate societies
  • A new normal, the emergence of a new system and a new reality

Stay Tuned!

We’re still in our planning and development phase, while pursuing a few early opportunities that have emerged from within the movement. The Catalyst 2030 website is a work-in-progress and will be regularly updated.

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