Karl Henrik Robèrt & Göran Broman

The research focuses on making a unifying framework for strategic sustainable development (FSSD) and aligned methods and tools widely known and accessible at a time when it is needed the most.

The FSSD research is a unique attempt to systematically seek sustainability principles that are:

  • necessary (to avoid unnecessary restrictions and to reduce distraction)
  • sufficient (to avoid gaps and to allow elaboration into second and higher order principles so as to cover all relevant aspects)
  • universal (to allow interdisciplinary and cross-sector cooperation to occur)
  • concrete (to be applicable as criteria for re-design and real life planning)
  • mutually exclusive (to allow comprehension and monitoring)

The goal of the research is real change towards sustainability. The FSSD is deduced from empirical data on impacts from unsustainable development, tested in the real world, refined and tested again over two decades of action research.

This makes the FSSD highly practical and there are many testimonials that it has helped solving problems and creating innovative solutions in service, production, retail, finance and governmental planning in municipalities.


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