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REAL ( Responsible Entrepreneurship And Leadership © ) Journeys are life changing, 2 week ‘out of office’ programmes exploring Socially-Responsible Design and Integrated Development as an effective route to eradicate poverty and combat climate change.

Immersion in unfamiliar territory, participants gain valuable insights and explore how small local solutions can impact global challenges.

REAL Journeys facilitate a journey of personal and professional discovery that enhances appreciation and empathy for the obstacles faced by people in rural Africa. The intimate contact with the realities of life in the developing world stimulates ideas for further self examination important to participants own careers and businesses in the developed world.

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The notion that you need to see the world through the eyes of others is not a new one. Everyday expressions such as exhorting someone to 'walk a mile in another's shoes' or ‘management by walking around’ tap into the same underlying sentiment.

We are in the midst of a Values & Responsibility Revolution. The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2015 Mind the Gaps explored what tomorrow’s leaders think of business today. Deloitte surveyed 7,800 of tomorrow's leaders, from 29 countries, on effective leadership and how business operates and impacts society. According to the results, business should focus on people and purpose, not just products and profits in order to make positive impact in the 21st century.

Collaboration and Board Engagement is Critical to Sustainability Success - The results of a new global study by MIT Sloan

Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group, and the United Nations Global Compact were released in Jan 2015 in a report titled “Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability”

The Report Conclusion: The Path to (Sustainability) Success Is Travelled With Others.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ - African Proverb

The importance of sustainability as a business issue has steadily grown over the past two decades. Most businesses understand that their sustained success depends upon the economic, social and ecological contexts in which they operate. But the stability of those contexts can no longer be taken for granted. The physical environment is becoming more unpredictable, a more interconnected global economy is altering social conditions, and technological innovation is transforming the nature of consumption and production.

Corporate sustainability has evolved from expressing good intentions and looking for internal operational efficiencies to addressing critical business issues involving a complex network of strategic relationships and activities. As sustainability issues have become more global and pivotal to success, companies are realizing that they can’t go it alone.

The last paragraph in the report reads:

“Sustainability is about survival. It means clean water and clean air, but it also means having an economic system that works for everyone. It means having responsible citizens, both corporate and individual.” Peter Solmssen, former counsel for Siemens.

In 2015 we are inviting you to travel and collaborate with us. Learn, teach, work and have fun with a group of engaged people who are committed to their vision, mission and magnificent obsession to eradicate poverty and combat climate change in Bolera, a small fishing village in Malawi.

Your investment contributes directly to community based development and nature conservation and covers all your program related costs in Malawi including: Safe and comfortable accommodation at Palm Beach, which abuts Bolera village on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi, all meals, a great weekend eco escape to Cape Maclear including lake and island boat trips and all in country transfers, airport transfers and 24/7 support from our Village Impact team.

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CNN Travel - 5 reasons Malawi is Africa's next go-to destination.          Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 - top 10 countries

 

Getting REAL in Africa.

Showcasing Responsible, Environmentally Aware Leadership in action in Africa with ResponseAbility Alliance allies addressing the Water & Sanitation, Food & Energy, Education & Enterprise Nexus

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