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Empowerment

In order to navigate the paradigm change, the green movement emphasizes the need for active citizenship. Empowerment (both on political and business level) are essential concepts for this.

The official definition of empowerment can be found here, what it comes down to in the end is that people become aware of the possibilities around them, their strengths and the strengths of others in order to translate these possibilities in feasible projects. On a societal level, this can lead towards what is referred to as ‘the Big Society’, a society where social transformation as a result of active citizenship is standard. In terms of paradigms, you can say it’s the shift from ‘Power over’

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About leyssensjan

Jan Leyssens is a designer and entrepreneur who strongly believes you can’t turn sustainability into a positive story if your main focus is on negative impact. When designing, he is always looking for the overlap between activism and entrepreneurship, technology and community. His main expertise lies in strategic business model development, Circular Economy, the makermovement, and social innovation. With a background in Industrial Design, Jan quickly shifted his focus towards business design and using the design process in strategic management. Jan is the father of two kids and founder & CEO of Regenerative Design, co-founder of Full Circle, ImpactBoost, and the Circular Design map, podcaster, storyteller, and changemaker.
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